Egypt Country Partnership Framework for the Period FY2023-2027
The World Bank Group’s Country Partnership Framework with Egypt for FY2023-2027 seeks to create conditions for green, resilient, and inclusive development. It puts the people of Egypt at the center of the strategy in pursuit of three high-level outcomes (HLOs): (1) more and better private sector jobs; (2) enhanced human capital outcomes; and (3) improved resilience to shocks. Governance and ...
Remarks by World Bank Group President David Malpass at the UN 2023 ...
It is my great pleasure to be here at the UN 2023 Water Conference. Water is the lifeblood of society. We need water for a thriving economy that can run farms, businesses, and factories. We need water for sustainable development—to produce food and deliver low-carbon growth. And we need clean water for healthy children and adults to realize ...
The World Bank Strengthens its Support to the Education Sector in Morocco
Promote an enabling environment for quality learning by all, for all, and at all levels. WASHINGTON, March 17, 2023 — The World Bank approved US$250 million in additional financing for the Education Support Program in Morocco, adding to the initial US$500 million Program approved in 2019. This financing is intended to support the Government ...
The transformation of Africa starts with our girls
We have just launched a Regional Gender Action Plan for Western and Central Africa 2023-2027. By putting gender at the nexus of our efforts, we aim to support countries in delivering greater results around four priorities: (1) closing the earnings gap, (2) empowering adolescents and women to reduce fertility rates, (3) reaching gender parity in ...
Leveraging cloud computing in the Palestinian territories to enable ...
The webinar took place in preparation for a recently effective World Bank operation in the Palestinian territories, called the Digital West Bank and Gaza Project, which will support the Palestinian Authority (PA) in developing various areas of the digital economy, including enabling the regulatory, policy, and technical environment for e ...
Statement by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the ...
Beirut, March 20, 2023 – Further to a request by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the World Bank, and UNICEF have agreed to repurpose grant funding to support productivity allowance payments on an exceptional basis for the academic year 2022-2023 to eligible teachers and school personnel suffering from the severe ...
What is the social contract and why does the Arab world need a new one?
The ‘social contract’ is an idea that dates back to the ancient Greeks, and refers to the implicit agreement among members of a society that defines their relationship with each other and the state. That relationship holds the key to unravelling the puzzle of the ‘Arab Spring.’. To development economists (like myself), the uprisings ...
MENA must take bold action against Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
With the liberty and the responsibility to be bold in preventing and addressing GBV, the World Bank MENA region is launching an Action Plan to tackle GBV head-on by focusing on three of our operational pillars: (i) data and knowledge, (ii) policy dialogue, and (iii) operational engagement. Examples of our work in these areas already exist.
Water, food, and energy in the Arab World: A collective challenge
The challenge of water scarcity is closely tied to energy and agriculture, and a broader view is needed to develop policies that address this relationship. A new wastewater plant was recently inaugurated in Gaza that illustrates how water management, energy and agriculture are intertwined. Ongoing instability in Gaza has meant that water and ...
MENA: The time to act is now - World Bank Blogs
It is time to act—now. The World Bank just released its biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity report, which provides the most comprehensive picture possible of poverty around the world. The report will be at the center of the World Bank’s discussions during this year’s End Poverty Day events on October 17. The report paints a bleak picture.