Over the last 20 years, countries have been acting locally and collectively as an international community to ensure that the conservation and sustainable use of the environment leads to sustainable growth, helping to lift people out of poverty permanently.
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Environment and natural resource management activities are being integrated into projects across the World Bank Group. Over the past decade (2004-13), the World Bank committed loans for US$31.8 billion, from which IDA’s contribution was US$7.7 billion, to support investment in environment and natural resource management.
This ongoing project in West Africa helps to strengthen the capacity of participating countries to govern and manage targeted fisheries, reduce illegal fishing, and increase local value added to fish products.Read More »