WORLD BANK Press Releases World Bank Group and Germany Announce Enhanced Collaboration on Africa Development Projects World Bank Group and German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) launch joint efforts in six countries WASHINGTON, January 30, 2019— The World Bank Group and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and th-TH Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:38:43 +0700 Increasing Social Spending Can Boost Incomes and Consumption in China, Says World Bank BEIJING, December 20, 2018While growth is moderating, China#s economy continues to perform well. China#s GDP growth slowed to 6.5 percent year-on-year in the third quarter from 6.8 percent in the first half of 2018, mainly due to weaker trade and Fri, 21 Dec 2018 9:28:56 +0700 IFC invests $90 Million in TMB bond to support small and medium sized enterprises in Thailand IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has fully subscribed the $90 million bond issuance of TMB Bank, one of Thailand#s leading banks, which is dedicated to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The latest bond is exclusively earmarked to expand Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:55:45 +0700 ภาพข่าว: สคช. ร่วมงานสัมมนา 2018 ASEAN+3 HRD Forum นายพิสิฐ รังสฤษฎ์วุฒิกุล ผู้อำนวยการสถาบันคุณวุฒิวิชาชีพ (องค์การมหาชน) ( ที่ 2 จากขวา ) ร่วมเป็นวิทยากรเกี่ยวกับนโยบายการพัฒนากำลังคนในยุค 4.0 ในงานสัมมนา 2018 ASEAN+3 HRD Forum ที่เกาะเชจู สาธารณรัฐเกาหลี ซึ่งจัดโดย World Bank และ HRD Korea Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:31:00 +0700 Eyes Growing Access to Digital Insurance after IFCs Investment After a recent $7 million Series A investment from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, sees the expansion of consumers# access to online car insurance products through its portal, a new insurance service especially created for drivers in Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:30:51 +0700 รู้ใจดอทคอม เล็งเพิ่มการเข้าถึงบริการประกันภัยออนไลน์ หลังได้รับสนับสนุนเงินทุนจาก IFC หลังจากได้รับเงินทุนประเภท Series A มูลค่า 7 ล้านเหรียญสหรัฐ จากบรรษัทเงินทุนระหว่างประเทศ (IFC) หนึ่งในสมาชิกของกลุ่มธนาคารโลก (The World Bank) รู้ใจดอทคอม ( เล็งขยายฐานลูกค้าให้สามารถเข้าถึงผลิตภัณฑ์ประกันภัยรถยนต์ออนไลน์มากยิ่งขึ้น Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:28:57 +0700 World Bank Helps Bangladesh Modernize Cash Transfer Programs for Poor DHAKA, October 28, 2018 The government of Bangladesh today signed a $300 million financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the transparency and efficiency of its major cash transfer programs for the poorest and vulnerable, including the Mon, 29 Oct 2018 9:32:29 +0700 ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC) Invites Insurers to Support the Government on Financing the ASEAN Economic and Sustainable Development AIC, a regional platform for the ASEAN insurance industry, announced a strategic commitment to invite all leading insurers taking real action to accelerate Indonesia#s infrastructure investment, at the IMF - World Bank Group (WBG) 2018 Annual Meetings Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:22:39 +0700 World Bank Provides US$31 million Additional Financing for Disaster Prevention in Dominica WASHINGTON, October 1, 2018 The World Bank#s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$31 million additional financing to an ongoing project from the International Development Association for building resilient infrastructure and Tue, 02 Oct 2018 9:22:39 +0700 In Ukraine, Labor, Taxation, and Social Policies Must Be Upgraded to Address Rising Inequality, Says World Bank WASHINGTON, September 25, 2018 Social inequality across the regions of Ukraine is low, but the social gap in urban and rural areas remains wide, according to a new World Bank report. Toward a New Social Contract calls for a fundamental rethinking Wed, 26 Sep 2018 9:48:13 +0700 African Leaders, the World Bank Group, and partners catalyze action to ensure that everyone in Africa has a digital identity by 2030 NEW YORK, September 25th, 2018 - African leaders, the World Bank Group, the United Nations, and other development partners met today on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly for the African Leaders Roundtable on Identification for Development to Wed, 26 Sep 2018 9:15:59 +0700 Global Winners of SDGs and Her Competition celebrated at New York event New York, September 24, 2018 Today, the global winners of the SDGs and Her Competition were celebrated at a side-event during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. The contest - co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, UNDP, UN Women, and Mon, 24 Sep 2018 9:07:19 +0700 World Bank Board Approves Action Plan for Democratic Republic of Congo Inspection Panel Case WASHINGTON, September 11, 2018 The World Bank#s Board of Executive Directors has considered the Inspection Panel#s investigation of the Second Additional Financing for the Democratic Republic of Congo#s (DRC) High-Priority Roads Reopening and Wed, 12 Sep 2018 9:40:04 +0700 World Bank Ready to Support Reform Plans of New Pakistan Leadership ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2018 The World Bank today said it was ready to support the reform plans of the new government in Pakistan that are needed to stabilize the economy and accelerate growth to end poverty and boost prosperity. The commitment was Thu, 30 Aug 2018 9:17:34 +0700 Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, in partnership with World Bank under the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, organized a workshop on road safety innovation (iRAP) Assoc. Prof. Kasem Choocharukul, Ph.D. (Center), Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn Dr. Alina F. Burlacu (3rd from the left), Transport Specialist of World Bank#s Global Road Safety and Mr. Luke Rogers (2nd Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:16:11 +0700 World Bank Group Announces Settlement with Flycom d.o.o. WASHINGTON, August 22, 2018 The World Bank today announced the 18-month debarment of Flycom d.o.o. (Flycom), a Slovenian provider of infrastructure services that engaged in corrupt practices under the Southern Africa Power Market Project (SAPMP) Thu, 23 Aug 2018 9:15:42 +0700 World Bank Group Announces New Commitments on Disability Inclusion LONDON, July 24, 2018 Today, at the Global Disability Summit, co-hosted by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) in partnership with the Government of Kenya and the International Disability Alliance, the World Bank Wed, 25 Jul 2018 9:40:22 +0700 ธนาคารโลกชี้ความมั่งคั่งเปลี่ยนมือ ประเทศรายได้ต่ำ-ปานกลางเตรียมทะยานสู่ความร่ำรวย สถาบันระหว่างประเทศเพื่อการค้าและการพัฒนา (องค์การมหาชน) หรือ ITD ร่วมกับธนาคารโลก หรือ The World Bank Group เผยรายงานล่าสุด หัวข้อ การเปลี่ยนแปลงความมั่งคั่งแห่งชาติสู่การสร้างอนาคตที่ยั่งยืน (The Changing Wealth of Nation 2018: Building a Sustainable Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:07:29 +0700 ARTF Steering Committee Approves Three-Year Partnership Framework and Financing Program KABUL, June 25, 2018 The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), the largest source of on-budget financing for Afghanistan#s development, will continue to support the government#s poverty reduction, service delivery and inclusive growth Tue, 26 Jun 2018 9:25:24 +0700 World Bank Supports Improved Transport, Sanitation and Preschool Facilities in Vietnamese City of Thai Nguyen Hanoi, June 23, 2018The World Bank#s Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved an International Development Association (IDA)* Credit in the amount of US$80 million to improve the quality of key urban infrastructure, including transport Tue, 26 Jun 2018 9:23:58 +0700 World Bank Rwanda Economic Update KIGALI, June 21, 2018-Rwanda#s annual growth reached 6.1% in the second half of 2017, thanks to improved export performance, revitalized agriculture and resumption of growth in private consumption, according to the 12thedition of the World Bank Rwanda Fri, 22 Jun 2018 9:27:37 +0700 World Bank Groups Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) Welcomes Australia as New Donor WASHINGTON, JUNE 21, 2018 - The World Bank Group#s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) welcomes Australia as a donor to the PEF, joining Japan and Germany. Australia is contributing US$7.2 million to the PEF#s Cash Window, which was set up Fri, 22 Jun 2018 9:25:54 +0700 The Challenges of Urbanization Dampen Growth Opportunities in Bamako, Conakry and Niamey: WBG Report BAMAKO, June 20, 2017 While the cities of West Africa grapple with large migratory flows, consisting chiefly of young people, they must tackle the many challenges associated with this rapid urbanization and concentrate on building competitive Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:56:11 +0700 2018 Ideas for Action winners announced The World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of its fourth annual youth development finance competition, entitled Ideas for Action (I4A). This Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:53:20 +0700 World Bank Vice President Visits Tajikistan, Highlights Importance of Water for Development DUSHANBE, June 20, 2018 Mitigating the increases in floods, droughts, melting glaciers and other climate change-related effects requires coordinated action at the national, regional, and global levels, said Cyril Muller, World Bank Vice President Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:51:31 +0700 Abidjan hosts high-level discussion on infrastructure governance Abidjan, Cote d#Ivoire, June 20, 2018: Representatives from government, multilateral development banks, the private sector, and civil society converge in Abidjan this week for the Second Regional Roundtable on Infrastructure Governance and Tools. The Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:49:53 +0700 World Bank Group Announces Settlements in Connection with Fraudulent Practices in Projects in Nicaragua WASHINGTON, June 20, 2018 The World Bank Group today announced the debarment of a construction company and a consultant in connection with fraudulent practices in two separate projects in Nicaragua. The debarments make Nicaragua-based Constructora Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:47:54 +0700 Ugandan Agriculture Must Commercialize to Drive Economic Growth and Reduce Poverty KAMPALA, June 19, 2018The Government of Uganda and the World Bank today launched Closing the potential performance divide in Ugandan agriculture report that provides an unprecedented review of the structural context of Ugandan agriculture, its Wed, 20 Jun 2018 9:07:32 +0700 Report: Persistent Conflict and Instability Hamper the Recovery of the Central African Republic BANGUI, June 19, 2018 According to the first issue of the Central African Republic (CAR) Economic Update published today by the World Bank, the deterioration in security conditions and the humanitarian situation is dampening hopes for a robust Wed, 20 Jun 2018 9:05:12 +0700 Statement Regarding World Bank Support to Nepal#s Education Sector KATHMANDU, June 19, 2017 The World Bank#s attention has been drawn to recent commentary in the media regarding the National Curriculum Framework prepared by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. We wish to clarify the World Bank#s Wed, 20 Jun 2018 9:02:43 +0700