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    In Africa, nine countries in the Niger Basin are working to better manage water resources to improve food and energy security and preserve ecosystem services and traditional livelihoods. Read More »
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    New data shows the quality and quantity of research in Sub Saharan Africa improving, but a gap in the critical areas of Science, Technology Engineering and Math research, which could hurt the region’s chances of economic growth. Read More »
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The World Bank’s Response to Ebola
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.
International Development Association (IDA)
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.
World Bank Africa Videos
Watch, listen, click through the latest videos, podcasts and slideshows highlighting the World Bank’s work in Sub Saharan Africa
World Bank Live
Join global experts to discuss issues impacting your country or region. Have your say and get answers to today’s most pressing development questions.
Doing Business
The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.