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Solidarity With The Poorest Countries: A Renewed Commitment To Recovery

In December, the international community agreed to a record $93 billion financing package for the world’s poorest countries. This support will be delivered through the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) over the next three years, starting in July. This is IDA’s twentieth replenishment and by far the largest in its 61-year history. So, what makes IDA the fund of choice in international development, even in these tough budgetary times? Axel van Trotsenburg, the World Bank's Managing Director of Operations, discusses four key features.


Mauritania: Fighting the Pandemic One Jab at a Time

Mauritania has been one of the leading countries in Africa in championing COVID-19 vaccination. Today, more than 40% of the adult population is fully vaccinated. So, what have been the key drivers behind the success of Mauritania’s vaccine roll-out? 

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A New Way To Maximize The Impact Of Rural Roads

Globally 51% of individuals living in low-income countries reside within an hour of a city compared to 91% of individuals in high-income countries. This limited access to urban centers hinders rural populations from accessing services and opportunities, including healthcare, education, jobs, and markets. For a long time we have known that improved transport accessibility leads to more opportunities and better lives.

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