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World Bank and Ghana provide 20,000 wheelchairs to assist disabled citizens

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The World Bank and the government of Ghana handed over 20,000 wheelchairs to the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations...
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Botswana in talks with World Bank, AfDB for possible funding

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Botswana is in talks with the World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB) for possible funding of its economic recovery strategy. Wilfred Madlebe, the...
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WB Financing for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Reaches US$2 Billion

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Financing for the poorest countries is on grant or highly concessional terms The World Bank announced today that it has reached $2 billion in...
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Uganda focuses on debt management, economic recovery from COVID-19 impact

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Uganda is going to concentrate on debt management and economic recovery over the next four financial years as the country faces the socio-economic stress...
2021 Spring Meetings

World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings 2021: Development Committee Communiqué

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1. The Development Committee met virtually today, April 9, 2021. 2. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health, economic, and social crisis,...
2021 Spring Meetings

WB President David Malpass 2021 Spring Meetings Press Conference

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MR. THEIS: Good morning, afternoon, or evening, depending on your time zone. I'm David Theis, the World Bank's Press Secretary, and thank...
2021 Spring Meetings

Economic Recovery: Full Conversation with David Malpass, Kristalina Georgieva, and Janet Yellen

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David Malpass, President, World Bank Group; Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; and Janet Yellen, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury World Bank Group-International...
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Prolonged COVID-19 pandemic worsens poverty and disparities in Ghana

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The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating poverty and disparities, and social conditions in Ghana, which has impacted the poor and vulnerable, a release from...
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Gaps Remain in Countries Readiness to Deploy COVID-19 Vaccines – World Bank

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Assessments by World Bank and partners provide insights into more than 120 countries’ readiness to safely distribute vaccines As countries undertake the largest...
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Ghana needs a multi-stakeholder approach to transform Economy-World Bank

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The World Bank says government needs to adopt a multi-stakeholder approach and implement well-programmed development policy actions and multisector interventions to successfully transform the...
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World Bank gives more funds to boost Solar Products in Africa

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The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a total of $22.5 million in additional financing to the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project...
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Export markets could drive growth of Kenya’s pharmaceutical industry

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Export markets could drive the growth of Kenya's pharmaceutical industry, says a report released on Wednesday by the International Finance Corporation, a private sector...
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The Africa Human Capital Plan: Why Investing in Women and Girls Matters Now More...

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The World Bank launched the Africa Human Capital Plan in 2019, in an ambitious effort to invest more in people, boost human capital gains,...
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We have not provided IPPs financing or guarantees on PPA-World Bank

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The World Bank says it has not provided any financing or guarantees to the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to cover Power Purchase Agreements with...
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World Bank Clarification Statement on its support to the Energy Sector Recovery Plan

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Following recent media reports, the World Bank wishes to clarify that it has not provided any financing or guarantees to the Independent Power Producers...
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Impact of COVID-19 reinforces gender inequality-World Bank

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The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges to women’s economic security, health, and safety as around the world women continue to face laws and...
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Two-thirds of poorer countries cut education budgets due to COVID-19

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Despite additional funding needs, two-thirds of low- and lower-middle-income countries have cut their public education budgets since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according...
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World Bank Boss discuss COVID-19 vaccine financing and deployment strategies for Africa

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President Ramaphosa, Your excellencies, Honorable Ministers, and colleagues. Thank you for the invitation to this webinar. I’d like to provide an update on...
Book Launch in honour of J.J Rawlings

Architect launches book in honour of J.J Rawlings

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Professor Kwame Addo, a development architect and a World Bank Advisor has launched a book detailing the late former President Jerry John Rawlings' leadership...
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Manhyia Palace Museum closes down for renovation

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The Management of the Manhyia Palace Museum in Kumasi has announced the temporal closure of the facility for renovation works and expansion. ...
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World Bank Plans to Invest over US$5 Billion in Drylands in Africa

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The World Bank plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote...
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JUST IN: World Bank projects global economy to grow by 4 percent in 2021...

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The global economy is on track to grow by 4 percent in 2021, assuming vaccination for COVID-19 becomes widespread throughout the year, the World...
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Senegalese experts commend China’s success in fighting poverty

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Senegalese experts have highly commended China's successful efforts in its fight against poverty. Senegalese academic Ibrahima Niang, who visited China several times, said in an...
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Senior Minister Presents vehicles to Births and deaths registry

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The Senior Minister has presented vehicles and motorbikes to the Births and Deaths Registry under the Public Sector Reform for Results Project (PSRRP) ...
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COVID-19 impacts negatively on freight business of Ghana’s largest port

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Freight forwarders in Ghana's largest port Tema have not been spared as COVID-19 takes a heavy toll on the global economy. The...
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World Bank Grants US$60 Million to the Agricultural Sector in Africa

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The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $60 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to help African countries strengthen the resilience of...
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Nigeria announces plan to lift over 5 mln farmers out of extreme poverty

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Nigeria plans to lift at least five million smallholder farmers out of extreme poverty with support to increase their productivity, said a top agriculture...
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Minister launches Project to improve Kumasi sanitation and water supply

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Ms Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources on Monday launched the Greater Kumasi Sanitation and Water Project, which seeks to strengthen...
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World Bank Group Supports Ghana To Boost its COVID-19 Response

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The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on November 10, 2020 approved an additional credit of US$130 million from the International Development Association (IDA)...
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World Bank approves US$250 million for Ghana to set up development bank

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The Executive Board of the World Bank has approved an aid package of 250 million U.S. dollars to help Ghana set up a development...