— In commemoration of 50 years of partnership with Malawi, the World Bank is inviting people to share their perspectives on what it will take to end poverty in the country through essays, poetry, cartoons and photographs. Deadline: June 30, 2015.
— Using case studies from seven African countries, including Malawi, 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
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.