May 8, 2015 — Sri Mulyani Indrawati is in DRC to discuss development prospects for the country and progress for the Great Lakes region with President Joseph Kabila Kabange, Prime Minister Matata Ponyo and key members of the Congolese government. Read More »
March 17, 2015 — In Eastern DRC, a new US$52 million IDA grant will help rebuild the Goma International Airport, badly damaged by years of conflict and a volcanic eruption. A fully functioning airport will reconnect the people living in Eastern DRC to the rest of the country, stimulate private sector development, and enable trade to resume. Read More »
October 29, 2014 — The new report finds that Benin, DRC, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Togo are among the 10 top improvers worldwide, having improved business regulation the most in the past year among the 189 economies covered.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.