— In a World Bank facilitated study tour, Somali authorities gained valuable insights into the demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration of former combatants from Rwanda’s highly successful program.
— Women in Rwanda have made significant strides towards equality in the past few years and the country now boasts more women in parliament than any other country in the world. But empowering women also means giving them access to electricity so that their businesses can thrive.
Over the past decade, the agricultural sector has been one of the key drivers of poverty reduction in Rwanda. According to the latest edition of the Rwanda Economic Update, improved agricultural risk management would provide even greater benefits.
Rwanda: Commitments by Fiscal Year (in millions of dollars)*
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.