Child Marriage, Early Childbearing, Low Educational Attainment for ...
The proportions of girls marrying or having children before the age of 18 have been declining in Uganda according to data from the latest publicly available Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) implemented in 2011. Yet despite progress, more than one third of girls still marry as children, and close to three in ten girls have their first child ...
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 ...
The State of Social Safety Nets 2018 - World Bank
viii Contents 3 .13 Distribution of Conditional Cash Transfer Beneficiaries, as Captured in Household Surveys, by Quintile of Pretransfer Welfare ...
In Ethiopia, a safety net program helps improve gender roles
The Productive Safety Nets program will enter its fourth phase in July. With the support of the World Bank Group, a Gender Action Plan identifies concrete strategies to ensure equitable participation of men and women in the program, as well as include gender-related provisions in planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation.
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.
Realizing the Nets in Africa
Political Impacts May Favor Social Safety Net Sustainability 163 Notes 174 References 174 4 Anchoring in Strong Institutions to Expand and Sustain Social Safety Nets 183 From Frameworks to Commitments: Emerging National Strategies for Social Safety Nets 190 Rooting Social Safety Nets in Organizations for Policy Setting,
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?
State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2022 - World Bank
World Bank Group (2022-04-26) The war in Ukraine has caused major supply disruptions and led to historically higher prices for a number of commodities. Most commodity prices are now expected to see sharp increases in 2022 and remain high in the medium term. The price of Brent crude oil is projected to average $100/bbl in 2022, a 40 percent ...
Ukraine Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment, August 2022
Metadata. The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, which began February 24, 2022, has caused significant civilian casualties and damage to infrastructure and has taken a severe human, social, and economic toll. As a result of the war, which still continues after more than six months, dwellings and public infrastructure have been ...
Four ways high-quality regional connectivity has greater climate ...
Here is how we are supporting South Asia’s regional connectivity priorities with greater climate benefits: 1. The GRID approach— leaving no one behind. The World Bank introduced the Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development (GRID) approach in 2021 to promote economic growth that goes hand in hand with environmental goals and inclusion.