— The deaths of health workers due to Ebola and resulting lack of medical personnel could drive up the maternal mortality rate in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to a level last seen 20 years ago, according to a new World Bank study.
— A new World Bank study recommends that all mining companies working in biodiverse areas in Liberia use a common methodology to ensure conservation offsets are coordinated, making their cumulative impact greater.
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.