With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India is the world’s largest democracy. Over the past decade, the country’s integration into the global economy has been accompanied by economic growth. India has now emerged as a global player.
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On an early afternoon in a quiet village in Uttar Pradesh – India’s most populous state, and also one of its poorest – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim experienced the challenges an emerging India... Show More + faces in meeting the soaring aspirations of its people and reducing poverty.The magnitude is formidable – if Uttar Pradesh were a country, it would be the fifth-largest in the world. And his visit was memorable: crowds greeted him at every stop, including one neighborhood in which women rained flowers on his head.Over several hours, Kim visited the village of Tilsari Khurd to see a child care center and village health center; traveled to a neighborhood in Kanpur, where he walked around an urban settlement; and then went to the banks of the Ganges (Ganga) River, where he saw a drainage system that pours human waste into the sacred waterway.In Tilsari Khurd (population 3,791) past a patchwork of ripening winter wheat, Kim sat down with a group of preschool children at an early childhood Show Less -
Argentina is taking advantage of South-South cooperation to enhance growth potential and show successes. With extensive experience in developing innovative projects that improve results, Argentina... Show More + is promoting strategic partnerships to share knowledge and best practices. The work that it is being done in the areas of environment, health and road safety are good examples to share.In 2012, an Indian delegation visited Argentina to better understand the current international best practices in estuarine-coastal zone management and improve the application of a newly evolving concept of integrated ecological coastal management.Environmental specialists from central and provincial government agencies learned about present economic and ecological state of Southern Atlantic Sea zone and all complexity of legal and real-life interaction between the public sector, civil society and private actors in Argentina.The goal is to preserve this incredibly rich and diverse area considered one of the Show Less -
IDA Credit: US$70 million equivalentTerms: Maturity = 25 years; Grace = 5 yearsProject ID: P130395Project Description: The objective of the additional financing is to improve health service delivery, public-private... Show More + collaboration, and financing, particularly for the benefit of underserved and vulnerable groups in Karnataka. Show Less -
WASHINGTON, September 27, 2012 - The World Bank today approved a $70 million additional credit to the Karnataka Health System Development and Reform Project to further support development of the state’s... Show More + health system, particularly in underserved areas and among vulnerable groups. This Project builds on the successful experience of the original $ 141.83 million Karnataka Health System Development and Reform Project. The original Project has been contributing to the state’s health system by building capacities and systems to improve state and central government spending on health. It has made progress in a number of health indicators – the proportion of births delivered in a health facility has risen from 65 percent in 2005-06 to 86 percent in 2009; the proportion of children fully immunized has increased from 55 percent in 2005-06 to 78 percent in 2009 (against a target of 80 percent); and 96 mobile health clinics are operational (against a target of 97). According to a 2011 health faci Show Less -
TAMIL NADU HEALTH INDICATORS IMPROVEApril 29, 2010 - To further improve health services quality and access while supporting state-wide management systems implementation, the World Bank has provided... Show More + $117.70 million to the State of Tamil Nadu today. This comes as additional financing to the $110.83 million Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, approved December 16, 2004 that has demonstrated effective results in reducing infant and maternal mortality.TAMIL NADU HEALTH SYSTEMS PROJECT CONTEXTTamil Nadu has made significant development progress over the last 15 years. It is one of India's most industrialized states with economic growth rates well above the national average. The state has made impressive gains in life expectancy, gender equality, reducing female mortality rates, and access to safe drinking water.“The additional funding will support the continuation of successful activities, and will particularly focus on improving the quality of health care provision. The project will al Show Less -