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Eleven African countries implemented reforms in seven areas to advance women’s economic participation.

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Global Economic Prospects

After moderate growth in 2019, a new World Bank reports forecasts regional growth will pick up to 2.9% this year.

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Nigeria Economic Update

A new economic analysis says without robust productivity growth, the number of Nigerians living in poverty will continue to rise.

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Empowering Women = Growth

The latest Africa’s Pulse says initiatives to empower poor people, women and girls are essential to progress.

CPIA Africa

Africa’s poorest countries saw little to no progress on average in improving the quality of their policy and institutional frameworks in 2018.

IDA in Africa

With IDA’s help, hundreds of millions of people have escaped poverty—through the creation of jobs, access to clean water, schools, roads, nutrition, electricity, and more.

Africa’s Human Capital Plan

Read the World Bank’s plan to support African countries to strengthen the quantity, efficiency and impact of investments in people.

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