POVERTY

A fiscal policy of directly transferring money to people who need it has kept a good number of Namibians out of poverty.

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On a dry mountainside, Ethiopians given the right to own land invest in terracing and make a living from honey, animals and crops.

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IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, contributes nearly 50% of its funds to 39 African countries.

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Africa's Pulse, No. 15, April 2017

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to recover to 2.6 percent in 2017, following a marked deceleration in 2016.

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International Development Association (IDA) in Africa

IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, contributes nearly 50% of its funds to 39 African countries.

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Watch, listen and click through the latest videos, podcasts and slideshows highlighting the World Bank’s work in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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+27-12-742-3100

In South Africa:
Zandi Ratshitanga
Sr. Communications Officer
+27-12-742-3107
442 Rodericks Street, Lynnwood Road
Tshwane 0081
zratshitanga@worldbank.org
In Washington:
Ivan Velev
Country Program Coordinator
+1-202-473-0814
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
ivelev@worldbank.org