January 20, 2015 — The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of the three worst-affected countries even as transmission rates show signs of slowing, according to new World Bank analysis.Read More »
January 12, 2015 — A recent survey shows that the percentage of households engaged in non-farm businesses no longer operating tripled from 4% to 12%, with Ebola cited as the main reason for not working. Read More »
December 3, 2014 — In a meeting with President Ernest Bai Koroma, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged to support Sierra Leone as the country fights to contain the Ebola virus and begin its economic recovery. 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.