The Gambia is a small fragile country in West Africa. Stretching 450 km along the Gambia River, its 10, 689 sq. km area is surrounded by Senegal, except for a 60 km Atlantic Ocean front. The country has a population of 2.1 million. With 176 people per square kilometer, it is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa.
The Gaza Economy: Economic activity in Gaza remains volatile and almost entirely dependent on aid and remittances, with growth rates determined by (i) the level of aid inflows and (ii) the degree of trade restrictions. Gaza’s final consumption is 1.6 times larger than GDP, and its investment a mere 5 percent of
Women participants at Startup Weekend It is amazing how often in crisis, new opportunities arise. Gaza is no exception. With its borders tightly controlled, the narrow strip (roughly twice the size of Washington, D.C.) is the last place one would think of looking for economic opportunities for young women. And yet, in spite of (or perhaps because of) the territory’s regional limitations ...
Gaza needs about 570 megawatts of power to function. Right now, it has less than one-quarter of that. That’s why doing business is an uphill battle for companies throughout Gaza. Al Seksek, for example, has nine assembly lines, but only one is operational.
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2019 – The World Bank announced today an additional US$10 million to scale up ongoing efforts to improve municipal services for Palestinians living in Gaza.In addition to the new grant, the Third Municipal Development Project will also benefit from US$5 million in donor co-financing from the Partnership for Infrastructure Development Trust Fund.
A temporary ceasefire in Gaza allowed civilians to visit some of the hardest hit areas. Tens of thousands found only rubble where their homes had stood. UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited UNRWA installations all over the Gaza Strip, meeting UNRWA staff and thanking them for their extraordinary work in helping Palestine ...
The saying “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” could not ring more true in the case of Aya Kishko, who at only 26 years old founded and is running her successful Basata Up business in Gaza.Aya launched an enterprise built on upcycling discarded wooden crates into high value furniture. On any given day, more than 200 trucks, each containing about 24 wooden crates of ...
In October 2014, a 22-year-old resident of Gaza City, took out a $1,000 loan to buy a solar panel and tank for heating his family’s water. By taking out a loan, this client will use clean power and also reduce his monthly electricity expenses. In February 2015, another woman client took a loan to restock her food stall in Khan Younis, Gaza.
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.
West Bank and Gaza - ... Madagascar’s poorest people experienced a substantial welfare loss between 2005 and 2012, after gaining ground between 2001 and 2005. Between 2005 and 2010, consumption for the poorest households declined an average 3.1 percent.