Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The World Bank Group announced today the launch of the Mission Billion Challenge “WURI West Africa Prize” to seek innovative solutions that augment inclusion of informal workers in social protection ...
Africa, Africa - General, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Niger, Togo
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
BLOG: The Sahel region in West Africa is one of the poorest parts of the world. Around 40 percent of the populations of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, and Senegal live on less than $1.90 a day. The Sahel also has one of the youngest and...
Africa, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Senegal
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
BLOG: World leaders have a disappointing record when it comes to crises that take decades to unfold. Much greater investment in the prevention of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s could have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars 20 years later, for...
Africa, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal
Monday, October 21, 2019
BLOG: With focused and courageous policy decisions, Burkina Faso’s government can cover the country’s poor with an effective and efficient safety net. This end is achievable simply by realigning and better targeting existing expenditures. The...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend project (SWEDD) project is financed by the World Bank and implemented by the governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. It aims to empower women and...
Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Humanitarian agencies are setting up innovative climate risk insurance policies to protect up to 1.3 million people in West Africa from catastrophic drought. The countries benefitting include Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and the Gambia. ...
Africa, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal