April 23, 2015 — The $500 million International Development Association credit will support the country’s mission to save one million lives by significantly improving maternal, child and nutritional health services for women and children.Read More »
April 21, 2015 — Despite a drop in the price of commodities such as oil, African countries facing trade deficits and lower growth will see their way to improved economic performance, says World Bank Chief Economist for Africa.Read More »
April 22, 2015 — African cities are growing faster than most cities in the world leaving governments with the challenge of leveraging this rapid urbanization for better infrastructure, more jobs and faster economic growth. Read More »
April 18, 2015 — During a World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings event, business leaders, government representatives and others discussed how to increase the influence of African brands in the global economy. 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.