— A new World Bank Group report assessing the business environment and state of regulations for domestic firms in South Africa finds that no city outperforms the others in all areas, showing that all cities have good practices to share
— Thurs., Feb. 12th, 9:00 – 10:30 EST: Join UN Special Envoy on Ebola, David Nabarro; Minister Tolbert Nyenswah of Liberia and global experts as they discuss how stronger health systems can help countries avert future epidemics.
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.