With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
The World Bank Group works in every major area of development. We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face.
We face big challenges to help the world’s poorest people and ensure that everyone sees benefits from economic growth. Data and research help us understand these challenges and set priorities, share knowledge of what works, and measure progress.
Working with many partners, PROGREEN will invest $14.5 million in five Sahelian countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania.
PROGREEN co-hosted a session with the World Bank on Landscape biodiversity for healthy people and healthy economies: tools for preventing future pandemics and for re-establishing nature-based tourism (NBT) after COVID-19”. The session discussed emerging research and evidence on pathways for spill over of zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19 from animals to humans, what actions can manage or stop such spill over and how a One Health approach that looks at human, animal and environmental health together can help project design and implementation.