Bangladesh: Safety Nets to Protect the Poor - World Bank
Challenge. Despite Bangladesh’s remarkable progress of lifting 16 million people out of poverty in the past decade, poverty remains a stubborn problem, with about 47 million people living in poverty and 26 million in extreme poverty. To support the poor and vulnerable, the government of Bangladesh implements a number of public social safety net programs that involve spending more than 2% of GDP yearly.
Ending Extreme Poverty - World Bank
Inscribed in stone at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, D.C., are these words: “Our Dream Is a World Free of Poverty.”. In recent years the world has made remarkable progress toward realizing that dream. Last fall the World Bank projected that for the first time in history less than 10 percent of the world’s population was living in extreme poverty—down from 37 percent in 1990 and 44 percent in 1981.
Nigeria - Digital Identification for Development Project - World Bank
IDA Credit: US $115 million equivalent. Maturity: 30 years Grace: 5 years. Project ID: P167183. Project Objectives Description: The objective of the project is to increase the number of persons with a national identification (ID) number, issued by a robust and inclusive foundational ID system, that facilitates their access to services.
How can Indonesia improve the quality of its internet services and ...
Although internet use in Indonesia has nearly quadrupled over the last decade, every second Indonesian adult remains unconnected. In addition, almost all internet users Indonesia connect through mobile devices. Although mobile broadband (3G, but now increasingly 4G/LTE) is the most widely used internet service in Indonesia, it is not on par with fixed broadband with respect to capacity, quality of service, high bandwidth performance, and cost-efficiency.
Mainstreaming Green Finance: From ‘Not Yet’ to ‘Net Zero’
The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), a network of central banks and supervisors dedicated to accelerating development of green finance and exploring central banks’ role in the climate agenda, has grown more than ten-fold in four years to 98 members and 16 observers. The World Bank is also supporting more than 50 countries in ...
In Ethiopia, a safety net program helps improve gender roles
English. Abebech, a single mother of three, in Arsi Negelle district in Ethiopia heads out for another shift at the construction site for gully embankments, part of a public works program offered by the Government of Ethiopia to address food insecurity. Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) reaches an estimated 9 million people across the regions of Amhara, Oromiya, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Tigray, Afar, Somali, Dire Dawa, and Harar.
Barriers to net zero: How firms can make or break the green transition
This green transition will require massive corporate investments in cleaner technologies to reduce firms’ carbon footprint. Against this background, large companies like Apple, BP, and British Airways have recently committed to climate neutrality. In emerging markets, some firms have started to do the same. Examples include PKN Orlen in ...
Ethiopia: World Bank Support for Social Safety Net to Benefit 8.3 ...
March 29, 2012. WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 –Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP), which has a seven-year track record of improving food security for poor people and increasing their resilience in the face of economic and climate-related crises, is to receive additional funding from the World Bank. The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved an additional credit of US$370 million for the program, which now reaches about 7.6 million chronically food-insecure ...
The nexus of green and digital: An opportunity or a challenge?
The Korean government takes a whole-of-government approach to the issue. 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 ...
September 2022 global poverty update from the World Bank: 2017 PPPs and ...
The September 2022 numbers use 2017 PPPs and the new poverty lines of $2.15, $3.65, and $6.85. In June 2022, no estimate for South Asia was available because of a lack of survey coverage (see PIP’s coverage rule ). With the September 2022 data, survey coverage for low- and lower-middle-income countries in 2018 is 87.0%.