A shopkeeper in Los Mina, Dominican Republic. © Mary Stokes/World Bank
The Dominican Republic was third in the world for blackouts in 2010, averaging 18 per month. In response, the government has invested $42 million in a project aimed at providing a 24/7 electricity supply to almost 100,000 Dominicans, after rehabilitating 220 miles of power lines.Read More »

Women in one of 78,000 self-help groups established by the Odisha Rural Livelihoods Project. © Omm Communications/World Bank
Women in Odisha state, hit hard by the super-cyclone of 1999, have learned to improve their livelihoods through self-help groups.




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