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World Bank official upbeat about Zambia’s economic prospects

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A World Bank official on Friday expressed confidence that Zambia's economy will go back to high growth rates. Anne Kabagambe, executive director...
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World Bank to release US$446 million loan to help Tanzania fight poverty

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The Tanzania Action Fund (TASAF), a state-run program that helps poor people to fight poverty, said on Monday the World Bank has agreed to...
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IMF, World Bank say Somalia is eligible to debt relief

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have resolved that Somalia is now eligible to receive debt forgiveness under a special program...
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Low-income economies should be wary of debt problems – IMF

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Low-income economies should be vigilant about debt problems, work with investors to improve transparency on debt and strike a balance between promoting investment and...
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World Bank to support clean cook-stove initiative in western coast of Ghana

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The World Bank, in partnership with some international oil companies (IOCs), is supporting the development of the National Clean Cooking Strategy to serve as...
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Kenya urged to implement pro-poor policies

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The World Bank on Thursday urged Kenya to implement pro-poor policies in order to accelerate poverty reduction. Camille Nuamah, operations manager at...
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World Bank urges Mozambique to focus more on rural areas

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Mozambican government should focus more on rural areas to generate equal opportunities and make economic growth much more inclusive, according to a semiannual report...
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World Bank to provide additional funding to improve education in Zambia

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The World Bank will provide additional funding to help enhance and improve the quality of education in Zambia. World Bank Global Director...
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World Bank urges Africa to embrace global value chains

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The World Bank on Wednesday urged African countries to embrace global value chains in order to boost their national incomes. Pinelopi Koujianou...
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World Bank finances 450,000 small projects in Egypt – Nevine Gamea

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The World Bank has financed nearly 450,000 small projects in Egypt, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said Tuesday. "These projects offered...
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Upper East: Most male children are not enrolled in school

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From Samuel Akapule, Bolgatanga Available Data from the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) has revealed that about 66,520 male...
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Ghana and World Bank sign US$570 million agreement

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Ghana and the World Bank on Friday signed four agreements, totaling nearly $570 million aimed to transform the economy, boost education, improve sanitation and...
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Economists agree with World Bank’s projection for South African growth

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South African's economists said the country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2020 was likely to be below 1 percent, citing several factors. ...
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Emerging, developing economies’ growth to pick up to 4.1% in 2020.

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...But rebound is not broad-based Global economic growth is forecast to edge up to 2.5% in 2020 as investment and trade gradually recover from last...
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WB pledges US$250 million to finance public health initiatives in Africa

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The African Union (AU) has announced a total of 250-million-U.S. dollar financial support from the World Bank Group to strengthen continental and regional healthcare...
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Zambia receives US$90 million from World Bank to improve public health systems

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Zambia has received 90 million U.S. dollars from the World Bank aimed at enhancing public health security, a health ministry spokesperson said on Thursday. ...
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World Bank Commends Ghana’s Strong Economic Growth

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Ghana’s economic growth has been strong over the past decade, with annual GDP per capita growth at an averagely 4.4 percent between 2006...
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World Bank urges Tanzania to accelerate efforts in poverty reduction

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The World Bank on Friday urged Tanzania to accelerate efforts aimed at reducing poverty in the east African country of 55 million people. ...
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World Bank to launch phase three of Kenya devolution support program in 2020

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A World Bank devolution support program is set to be launched in Kenya in 2020 to boost service delivery at the county level, an...
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Zambian president hails World Bank support in road rehabilitation

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday commended the World Bank for its support towards the country's road rehabilitation program. The Zambian leader...
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World Bank supports leadership capacity building in Ghana’s health sector

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The World Bank Group is supporting Ghana's health sector to set up a country leadership and management network that will catalyze efficiency in public...

Quality of human capital is key for sustained development – NDPC

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The 2019 Human Capital Index (HCI) by the World Bank indicates a lower HCI for Ghana, which stands at 44 per cent compared to...
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Tax conversion causes Ghana to slip four places in latest World Bank doing business...

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The latest World Bank Doing Business report issued on Thursday saw Ghana scoring 60 to fall four places to 114, compared with the 118...
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Zimbabwe climbs 15 places in World Bank “ease of doing business” rankings

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Zimbabwe has improved its World Bank Ease of Doing Business rankings by climbing 15 places from 155 to 140 for 2020, making it to...
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World Bank offers US$150 million to improve Ghana’s education

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The World Bank announced Friday a package of 150 million U.S. dollars to support the Ghanaian government's project for improving the quality of education. ...
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China among top 10 improvers in business climate – World Bank

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China is among the 10 economies where business climates improved the most, and it is on the list of top 10 improvers for a...
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Economic growth remains slow in Sub-Saharan Africa- World Bank

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Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remained slow through 2019, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of domestic reforms, according...
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World Bank team visit Kenya to benchmark on early education grading programs

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A World Bank delegation is on a seven-day visit to Kenya to learn about the country's early grade reading and mathematics programs that the...

FairMoney secures 10m euros to reshape mobile banking in Nigeria and beyond

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FairMoney, a Paris-based fintech startup, has closed a $10 million-euro Series A round of investment led by Flourish, a venture of The Omidyar Group,...
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World Bank lauds economic growth prospects in Somalia

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The World Bank has lauded the progress made in realizing economic recovery in Somalia, saying it has been steady and sustained. In its economic update...