— A social safety net program in six African countries is providing families with cash and other benefits to protect against hunger, steadily reduce poverty and build resilience against climate change.
— Member governments of the Sahel G5 and donor institutions gathered to finalize a strategy that aims to better coordinate their efforts in the Sahel and to address critical needs of the region’s populations.
The World Bank Group’s emergency response to the Ebola crisis is to help stop the spread of infections, improve public health systems throughout West Africa, and assist countries in coping with the economic impact.
IDA is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. Established in 1960, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans (called “credits”) and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions.