— Using case studies from seven African countries, including Ghana, a new World Bank book provides evidence that it is possible to reach Africa’s poorest and most vulnerable people with safety net programs, and provides lessons on methods to achieve success.
Report: Safety Nets in Africa: Effective Mechanisms to Reach the Poor and Vulnerable
— In support of governments and civil society organizations working together, the Global Partnership for Social Accountability is calling for proposals for programs that will strengthen transparency and accountability. Deadline: August 12, 2015
— By confronting the side effects of rapid urbanization proactively, including congestion, unregulated urban expansion, limited access to services and affordable quality housing, Ghana’s urbanization challenges are surmountable.
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.