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Government tops up grants of LEAP beneficiaries

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Government, through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), has topped-up grants of beneficiaries under its Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme...
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Countries urged to protect ‘vital’ global remittances

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The governments of Britain and Switzerland are urging countries to work together to ensure that global remittances continue to flow during the coronavirus pandemic. They...
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World Bank approves US$48 million to help Uganda contain locust plague

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The World Bank on Thursday said its board of executive directors approved 48 million U.S. dollars to help Uganda fight a desert locust invasion...
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GAMA-SWP project has improved sanitation outlook – Consultant

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The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area – Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP) sponsored by the World Bank has helped to improve hygiene and good sanitation...
Irrigation

Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project progressing

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Ghana’s quest to be self-reliant in food production will receive a major boost with the completion of the 2000-hectare Kpong Left Bank...
Twenty One Communities In Kpong Receive Ppes To Fight Covid

Twenty-one communities in Kpong receive PPEs to fight COVID

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The Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has Presented Personal Protection Equipment to 21 farming communities in...
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Most commodity prices to drop in 2020 amid pandemic

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Most commodity prices are expected to drop in 2020 amid the global economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Bank said Thursday. ...
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Africa to lose US$11 billion in remittances this year due to COVID-19 – World...

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Remittances to sub-Saharan Africa are projected to fall from US$48 billion last year to US$37 billion in 2020 – a drop of 23.1 per...
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World Bank predicts “sharpest decline” of remittances in recent history due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Global remittances are projected to decline by about 20 percent this year due to the COVID-19-induced economic crisis, the World Bank Group (WBG) said...
Water

Wangara Green Ventures invests GHc2. 5m towards potable water production

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Wangara Green Ventures, an impact investment fund, has announced a GHS 2.5 million investment in Cleanearth Scientific Limited to support it to develop water...

IMF, World Bank urge countries to keep trade open amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have called on countries to keep trade open as the world battles the...
Food Scarcity Danger Looming

Food Scarcity Danger Looming: Are We Prepared ?

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Today, lots of people have realized the important of agriculture. Since the days of yore, this sector has played a significant role in improving...
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Pakistan’s economy may fall into recession due to COVID-19 break

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Pakistan may fall into an economic recession owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, a World Bank report said on Sunday. ...
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South Asian governments must ramp up COVID-19 action, Iran reports 71,686 COVID-19 cases

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The world is now in a battle against COVID-19, a disease caused by a previously unknown coronavirus that has spread to over 200 countries...
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South Asian governments must ramp up COVID-19 action to protect people, revive economy

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Amid the mounting human toll and global economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladesh and other South Asian governments must ramp up action...
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COVID-19 might leave adverse impact on Indian economy

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The World Bank (WB) on Sunday in its latest report stated that the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) might leave a drastic impact on Indian...

Ghana’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 now 378

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Ghana's confirmed cases of COVID-19 stands at 378, with six deaths, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, announced on Thursday. Two patients remain in critical condition...
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World Bank strengthens Nigerian public health response with US$82 million

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The World Bank has released 82 million U.S. dollars for immediate support in strengthening Nigeria's public health response through the Regional Disease Surveillance System...
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Gambia gets US$10 million World Bank grant to fight COVID-19

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The World Bank has approved a 10 million U.S. dollar grant for Gambia's COVID-19 response. The grant came from the International Development...
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COVID-19: World Bank Group provides US$100 million support to Ghana

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The World Bank is providing $100 million to Ghana to assist the country in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement from the bank said the...
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World Bank provides US$7.9 million to Egypt to fight COVID-19

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The World Bank decided to provide Egypt 7.9 million U.S. dollars to fund emergency response activities to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, a...
education

WB approves US$500 million credit to improve secondary education in Tanzania

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The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors have approved 500 million U.S. dollars credit from the International Development Association (IDA), the Bank's fund for...
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World Bank to support Ghana and six others to harmonise statistics

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Ghana and six other West African countries are to benefit from a $379 million World Bank Group support to help harmonise and improve their...
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Egypt approves US$200 million job-creation loan from World Bank

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday ratified a loan of 200 million U.S. dollars from the World Bank to create more job opportunities...
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World Bank, IMF call on G20 to offer debt relief for poorest countries

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The World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday jointly called on the Group of Twenty (G20) to offer debt...
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World Bank chief says COVID-19 likely to hit poorest countries hardest

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World Bank Group President David Malpass said Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely hit the poorest countries the hardest, urging stepped-up international support...
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Africa needs emergency stimulus package and interest waivers says Ministers of Finance

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Africa needs an immediate emergency economic stimulus to the tune of US$100 billion and waiver of all interest payments, estimated at US$44 billion for...
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World Bank commits US$60 million to combat COVID-19 in Kenya

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The World Bank said it has committed 6 billion shillings (60 million U.S. dollars) to help combat coronavirus in Kenya which has confirmed three...
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GTA directs hospitality industries to start screening guests

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Mr Akwesi Agyemang, the Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has directed all tourism and hospitality industries to immediately start...
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Somalia clears arrears to World Bank

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Somalia has cleared its arrears to the International Development Association (IDA), a member of the World Bank Group, completing the process of normalizing its...