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
Citizens of Gaza typically have 12 hours of power per day, at best. During periods of political disagreement or military conflict, this is reduced even more to as little as 2 hours per day. Hospitals, schools, and other critical facilities are struggling to function.
Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in the region over the past 25 years, according to the latest...
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.
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.
The World Bank Group’s Twin Goals, the SDGs, and the 2030 Development Agenda. The World Bank Group has a treaty-based relationship with the United Nations (UN) that dates back to its founding, and through that relationship, works to build a partnership that supports Member States and contributes to effective development outcomes while preserving the distinct mandates of each institution.
Mozambique is rebuilding its roads and bridges after two devasting cyclones hit the country earlier this year. Managing Natural Resources. Through climate-smart natural resource management, financial resources and rights have increased, changing lives for the better. Mozambique At-A-Glance. Mozambique borders Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe ...
Lao PDR is one of the fastest growing economies in East Asia and the Pacific. It has improved access to electricity, schools, roads, and has become an important energy exporter. The Poverty Reduction Fund has directly benefited over 10,000 families in Lao PDR. Join us on a virtual journey to Huaichai village to learn how water, sanitation, and ...
The first comprehensive study of the potential impact of this ‘restricted land,’ released by the World Bank today, sets the current loss to the Palestinian economy at about US$3.4 billion. Area C constitutes 61 percent of the West Bank and is the only contiguous land connecting 227 smaller separate and heavily residential areas.