Bangladesh: Safety Nets to Protect the Poor - World Bank
The Safety Net Systems for the Poorest (SNSP) Project aims to benefit 18 million poor people, by co-financing a portion of expenditures of major safety net programs while strengthening their effectiveness. Existing studies suggest that some of Bangladesh’s safety net programs have shown to be effective at reducing poverty and improving gender ...
Spreading the Gains From Trade More Widely - World Bank Live
16:37 and attracted more net migration, particularly of unskilled workers. However, these positive 16:45 ... 18:08 gain in exports per worker led to a 0.7% decrease in informality in districts with a higher 18:15 exposure to trade. In the case of Brazil, informality acted as a broker in the event
World Bank Signs $18 Million Grant to Crowd-in Forest Action in Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, March 23, 2017 —The World Bank today signed a new grant agreement with the Government of Ethiopia to improve the enabling environment for sustainable forest management, investments, and emissions reductions in the state of Oromia.The $18 million grant, provided by the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund (Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes), will support the government’s ...
Data-driven social safety net response to the COVID-19 crisis in Ghana
Future promise. Ghana's data initiatives have helped authorities respond more effectively to the COVID-19 crisis. During this process, however, weaknesses in the pre-COVID data systems were revealed. Authorities have begun scrutinizing these systems as a first step towards addressing gaps in data completeness and accuracy.
Five lessons for successfully investing in people - World Bank Blogs
Ghana has made substantial improvements in net enrollment rates – from 65 percent primary school enrollment in 2000 to 85 percent in 2017, and childhood stunting rates, which dropped from 35.4 percent in 2003 to 18.8 percent in 2014. How can Ghana’s experience inform the human capital investment plans of other countries?
Under the Same Sun: The Struggle for Social Inclusion of People with ...
Through her portraits, photojournalist Jacquelyn Martin is shining a light on the daily struggle faced by people with the condition. While its incidence vary from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 15,000 in Sub-Saharan Africa, collecting data remains a challenge, as many people with albinism are forced to hide. WASHINGTON, August 5, 2015 — They say a ...
International Debt Statistics 2022: Multilateral institutions paved the ...
The International Debt Statistics (IDS) 2022 report, published today, features external debt statistics and analysis for the 123 low- and middle-income countries that report to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System (DRS).It is part of a series that supports the World Bank’s broader agenda on debt transparency. Every year the IDS publication continues to improve data quality and coverage to ...
The nexus of green and digital: An opportunity or a challenge?
The Presidential Committee on Carbon Neutrality, which manages the country’s efforts to achieve net-zero emissions, involves all 18 ministries. The Ministry of Science and Technology (MSIT), for example, plays a critical role in linking technology innovation and the concept of zero-carbon. Its strategy identifies ten core technologies to ...
Banking the transition to net zero: How Kazakhstan can leverage green ...
Kazakhstan’s government will need to be selective to achieve meaningful results and must act now on building a solid foundation for green finance to achieve its climate goals. To do so, two financial policy channels could help propel Kazakhstan’s transition to net zero. One channel that can stimulate proper pricing, management, and ...
Limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine, and a lack of confidence from the ...
Like other countries worldwide, Sahelian countries have been seriously impacted by COVID-19. As of May 31st, 2022, many Sahelian people have been infected by the pandemic, including 20,899 cases in Burkina Faso, 7,417 cases in Chad, 31,097 cases in Mali...