Partners discussed a set of concrete actions to help governments and private sector cope with the pandemic. WASHINGTON, APRIL 21, 2020 —During a high-level dialogue, Finance and ICT ministers, ICT regulators, CEOs of telecom and technology companies from around the world discussed an accelerated action plan to better leverage digital technologies and infrastructure in support of citizens ...
ALMATY, December 2, 2020 — Almost half of the population in Central Asia is not digitally connected, missing out on employment opportunities, falling behind in learning and not receiving adequate healthcare, said World Bank representatives during an online briefing on “COVID-19 and the Digital Divide in Central Asia” today.. During the global fight against COVID-19, digital connectivity ...
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hit African economies extremely hard. According to the World Bank biannual Africa’s Pulse report, as a result of the pandemic, economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will decline from 2.4% in 2019 to between -2.1% and -5.1% in 2020, depending o
The Sub-Saharan Africa region could potentially be hard hit by the coronavirus. A large number of people are at higher risk of infection because of medical preconditions: about 26 million live with HIV and 2.5 million fall ill from tuberculosis annually, while South Africa and Namibia report the highest mortality rates from noncommunicable diseases among upper-middle income countries.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2020 – The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved today US$6.9 million in additional financing for the Haiti: Renewable Energy for All Project.This financing aims to scale up renewable energy investments to expand and improve access to electricity for health infrastructure, households, businesses, and community services.
In the future, learning should happen with joy, purpose, and rigor for everyone, everywhere. To guide our policy advisory and operational support to countries, the report discusses policy actions that are needed to accelerate learning and that characterize the way many successful systems operate.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has a remarkable diversity of geographic and natural resources. The country occupies the eastern half of the West Pacific island of New Guinea, together with the main islands of New Britain, New Ireland, and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, as well as another 600 smaller islands and atolls.
Girls’ education and promoting gender equality is part of a broader, holistic effort by the World Bank Group (WBG). It includes ensuring that girls do not suffer disproportionately in poor and vulnerable households—especially during times of crisis—and advancing skills and job opportunities for adolescent girls and young women.
Croatia became the 28th member of the EU on July 1, 2013. To prepare, the government had strived to boost economic competitiveness and ensure Croatians enjoy sustainable improvements in their quality of life—a difficult task given the current external environment.