The World Bank supports social development by listening to poor people and promoting their voices in the development process; understanding and addressing their needs, priorities and aspirations; and building formal and informal institutions.
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— From conflict and coups to locust attacks, drought and displacement, African countries are using community-driven development (CDD) approaches to tackle fragility, finding innovative ways to empower communities and improve lives in hard-to-reach areas.
Slideshow: Tackling Fragility with Community-Driven Development
— Egypt’s Social Fund Labor Intensive Program, supported by the World Bank, has created over 100,000 jobs- 40% of them for women and 74% for youth. It also rehabilitated 366 schools and 12 youth centers, some 3,147 km of canals, upgraded 77 km of rural roads, and protected 25 km of banks along the River Nile.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s First visit to Egypt
The International Development Association, the World Bank's fund for the poorest, provides the finance needed to rebuild the state and develop the infrastructure people need to resume peaceful and constructive lives.