March 4, 2015 — In Africa, nine countries in the Niger Basin are working to better manage water resources to improve food and energy security and preserve ecosystem services and traditional livelihoods.Read More »
July 15, 2014 — 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.Read More »
July 14, 2014 — 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. Read More »
March 27, 2014 — Once one of the largest water bodies in Africa, Lake Chad is slowly disappearing. In this interview, Jonathan Kamkwalala, a water resources expert at the World Bank, talks about how to tackle the challenge of saving Lake Chad. Read More »
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.