— Banks often perceive agriculture as a risky sector, making it difficult for farmers to secure loans. The World Bank is providing support to both Malian farmers and commercial banks as they work together to advance agricultural development in the country.
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.