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 »
January 20, 2015 — The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of the three worst-affected countries even as transmission rates show signs of slowing, according to new World Bank analysis.Read More »
December 3, 2014 — In Conakry on December 3rd, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged to support Guinea as it strives for zero cases of Ebola and begins the work of economic recovery.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.