EBOLA RESPONSE IN DRC

In a blog, World Bank Group President Malpass says the Bank is working to ensure funding directly supports health workers battling the epidemic.

https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/getting-funds-workers-front-line-critical-ending-ebola-outbreak
Photo credit: Vincent Tremeau/World Bank
INVESTING IN YOUTH SKILLS

There are 5 things to know about the hurdles faced by young African women in technical and vocational education and training in the region.

https://blogs.worldbank.org/africacan/minding-gender-gap-training-sub-saharan-africa-five-things-know
Graduate students attend a masters class in Computer Science at Gaston Berger University (UGB) in Saint Louis, Senegal. © Sarah Farhat/World Bank
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President David Malpass at the World Bank Group Econothon. © World Bank
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