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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...
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World Bank Supports the Establishment of the Development Bank Ghana

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...to Boost Access to Finance and Job Creation The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved US$250 million from the International Development Association...
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Mission Billion Challenge “WURI West Africa Prize” Awards Innovations in Cross-Border Social Protection for...

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The World Bank Group announced today the winners of the Mission Billion Challenge “WURI West Africa Prize", supported by the West Africa Unique Identification...
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Ghana Link and GRA begin refresher training of stakeholders on ICUMS

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Ghana Link Network Services Ltd and the Ghana Revenue Authority Customs–Division of have begun refresher training for users of the Integrated Customs Management System...
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Government, World Bank support CHRAJ with technological equipment

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Government, through the Office of the Senior Minister and support from the World Bank, on Monday presented technological equipment to the Commission on Human...
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World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings 2020: Development Committee Communiqué

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1. The Development Committee met virtually today, October 16, 2020. 2. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries, overwhelming health systems, disrupting productivity, threatening...
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Ghana faces 12 percent youth unemployment, 50 percent underemployment – World Bank

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Ghana faces 12 percent youth unemployment and 50 percent underemployment, according to a new report received from the World Bank early Wednesday. ...
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World Bank Confirms Economic Downturn in Sub-Saharan Africa, Outlines Key Polices Needed for Recovery

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Driven by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to fall to -3.3 percent in 2020, pushing...
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Ghana’s youth unemployment needs short-medium term responses – World Bank

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The World Bank says any effort to address Ghana’s youth unemployment and underemployment challenge must focus on strategic short-medium and long-term responses. Ms Christabel E....
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World Bank approves US$125 million for improved water, sanitation services in Ghana

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The World Bank said late Wednesday it had approved a grant of 125 million U.S. dollars to enable the government of Ghana to extend...
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World Bank/GAMA project supports Ghana’s fight against open defecation

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Michael Agbetsoamedo, 52, is a resident of Ashaiman Official Town, 23 kilometers north-east of the capital, and works at the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (AshMA)...
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World Bank Unveils Next Generation Africa Climate Business Plan

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The World Bank released the Next Generation Africa Climate Business Plan (NG-ACBP), which sets out a blueprint to help Sub-Saharan African economies achieve low...
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Ghana scales up efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation, forest degradation

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Ghana is making significant progress towards the sustainable management of cocoa forest landscapes, boosting livelihoods and addressing the impacts of climate change The Government of...
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World Bank appoints new country director for Kenya

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The World Bank announced on Monday it has appointed Keith Hansen as the new country director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda effective Sept....
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Zambia rebuts reports of World Bank withholding budget support

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The Zambian government has refuted reports that the World Bank has halted budget support to the country, a finance ministry spokesperson said on...
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Reaping the Rewards of Sustainable Land Use

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Results-based land use programs reward stakeholders for their efforts in reducing emissions, managing land sustainably, and protecting ecosystems. The right incentives in the right hands...
Figure 3: Projected Debt Service in DSSI-Eligible African Countries, 2020-2024. Graphic by CARI using World Bank data.

The West Continues to Attack China to the Detriment of Africa

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August 28, 2020 The author, W Gyude Moore, a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, and a former minister of public works...

President Akufo-Addo prioritises youth transformation and empowerment

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the Akufo-Addo led Government has prioritised youth transformation and empowerment among its policies and will continue to create...
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Cameroonian PM appeals for more sustained COVID-19 funding for African countries

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Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on Thursday appealed for "more sustained" funding from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank to support...
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UENR breaks ground for RCEES project

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The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) on Wednesday performed a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a building complex for a...
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Free trade area could boost Africa’s income by US$450 billion

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could boost the continent's income by 450 billion U.S. dollars if fully implemented, says a World Bank...
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COVID-19 induced e-learning: the stressful experiences of working mothers

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One of the ravaging effects of the global pandemic christened COVID-19 is the shutdown of schools affecting over 60 per cent of total enrolled...
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Government will fulfil promises on road projects – MCE

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Mr. Fred Obeng, Old Tafo Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has given the assurance that the government would not disappoint the people in the execution...

SMBs are very optimistic about the future of their businesses despite COVID-19 pandemic...

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According to Global State of Small Business Report,69% of Ghanaian SMBs on Facebook remain optimistic and resilient about the future of their businesses despite...
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World Bank-assisted drains’ project commences at Suame

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Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, has performed a ground-breaking ceremony for work to commence on the construction of...
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A new dawn for women entrepreneurship in Africa’s future

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On a daily basis, chances are a woman is striving for excellence by joining the strong surge of women entrepreneurs with the vigor and...
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World Bank signs US$150 million agreement with Rwanda for skills development

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The World Bank and Rwanda on Wednesday signed a 150-million-U.S. dollar financing agreement to help the country achieve skills development in selected economic...
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Digitalization critical to reviving Uganda’s economy amid COVID-19 – World Bank

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The World Bank said in a report Wednesday that digital technologies are critical in reviving Uganda's economy, which has been hit hard by the...