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Morocco: $200m for Disaster Prevention approved

The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a US$ 200 million Program for Results operation to support Morocco’s preparedness to respond to natural disasters. The operation will reward the achievement of specific results in the way the government plans for and manages the risk of disasters, while also strengthening the country’s ability to cope […]

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Tanzania: World Bank heap Praises on Growth

The World Bank has praised the African country Tanzania’s fiscal growth, calling it one of the continent’s bright spots. The country’s President, John Pombe Joseph  Magufuli, attracted headlines after cracking down on corruption and inefficiency, and he he hopes more investment will soon follow. The World Bank has praised President Magufuli’s anti-corruption crusade. Now, the […]

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Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

Why the Hackathon? The hackathon is part of the World Bank’s commitment to engage and empower young people to be pivotal agents for agricultural modernization through ICT. Using methods drawn from design thinking and creative problem solving, the hackathon will encourage participants to think outside-the-box and design unconventional mobile Agriculture (mAgriculture) solutions. The hackathon will […]

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Zimbabwe gets World bank commendations

The World Bank has applauded Zimbabwe for making remarkable progress in improving ease of doing business in the country. Speaking on the sidelines of an Ease of Doing Business meeting in Harare organized by the President’s Office, World Bank representative Camile Nuamah said the organization is happy about the government’s moves in creating a conducive […]

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Rwanda rises in World Bank’s Doing Business Rankings

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) CEO, Francis Gatare said the annual World Bank/International Finance Corporation Doing Business survey is important to RDB, but their own internal reform agenda is also considerably wider in scope in terms of making Rwanda more competitive. Rwanda was ranked the 2nd easiest country to do business in Africa by the […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa business climate amongst World’s Top Best Improved

Sub-Saharan African countries continue to implement reforms to improve the business climate for domestic entrepreneurs, with members of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) particularly active during the past year, the World Bank Group’s annual ease of doing business measurement disclosed in the document, “Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality […]