Tackling nutrition challenges and supporting women empowerment in rural Sindh

Supported by the International Development Association (or IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest people), the Sindh Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project distributed and installed 10,100 kitchen gardening kits to beneficiaries that included 5,050 female headed households and 5,050 landless farmers in rural Sindh. These households now use drip irrigation systems instead of flood irrigation systems.

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The 3 C’s Vital for Jaguar Conservation: Coordination, Connectivity, and Coexistence

The jaguar—the largest cat in the Americas and the third largest in the world after lions and tigers—roams a vast stretch of land from northern Mexico to Argentina known as the Jaguar Corridor. But that corridor has dwindled to just 50% of its historic range. Ironically, one of the many symbolisms attributed to jaguars is protection, but today the fate of jaguars lies in humans being able to protect the habitat it roams in.

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World Bank Statement on the Announcement by Government of Tanzania on Equal Access to Education for Pregnant Girls and Young Mothers

The World Bank welcomes the Government of Tanzania’s announcement to remove barriers to access to education, including those that have prevented pregnant girls or young mothers from attending formal school. This important decision underscores the country’s commitment to support girls and young women and improve their chances at receiving a better education.

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Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Seizing Opportunities in Global Value Chains

A new World Bank Africa regional flagship study reassesses the prospects of industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa through integration into global value chains (GVCs) and examines the role of policy in enhancing these prospects for successful industrial development.

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Blended Concessional Finance is Helping to Address Critical Food Security Challenges in Yemen

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), with support from the International Development Association’s Private Sector Window (IDA PSW), is helping to provide safer and fortified staple food products to Yemen’s population. IFC mobilized a US$75 million financing package for Hayel Saeed Anam (HSA) Group—one of the country’s largest food conglomerates—providing them with working capital necessary to maintain operations and continue to serve the Yemeni domestic market with essential foodstuffs.

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New World Bank Report Calls for ‘Business Unusual’ approach to addressing Inflation, Foreign Exchange Management, and Fiscal Pressures

The Nigerian government took bold measures to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 through bold reforms, but the momentum of the reform agenda has waned, undermining Nigeria’s long-term growth prospects, highlights the latest World Bank Nigeria Development Update (NDU).

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