January 14, 2015 — A series of videoconferences organized by the World Bank is promoting ongoing dialogue on Ebola prevention amongst health ministers and officials from seven West African countries.Read More »
October 29, 2014 — The new report finds that Benin, DRC, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Togo are among the 10 top improvers worldwide, having improved business regulation the most in the past year among the 189 economies covered.Read More »
October 20, 2014 — An emergency program launched by the West African Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) is providing one-time subsidies on the sale of 1,713 tons of maize seeds, 90 tons of millet seeds, and 122 tons of sorghum seeds in order to help ease the financial burden on Senegalese small holder farmers.Read More »
September 15, 2014 — Sustainable solutions such as the creation of protected zones, strict fishing regulations, and the use of more modern fish processing equipment have resulted in higher incomes for Senegalese fishermen. Read More »
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.