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World Bank and WHO unite to improve global health security

The World Bank and the World Health Organisation (WH) have launched a new mechanism to improve global health security through independent...

How stoves are tackling health, environment and gender equality issues in Lao DPR

The World Bank, in partnership with the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), is replacing over 50,000 charcoal and wood...

Investment in water infrastructure needs to double, reports UN and World Bank

The United Nations and The World Bank released their report yesterday ‘Making Every Drop Count – An Agenda for Water Action’....

Solar power gets another boost from India, France and the ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) have signed a new agreement to promote the development of...

Energy efficiency is a top priority for Vietnam

The World Bank and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade have announced a $102 million project to support the adoption...

Zambia launches a new $33 million sustainable livelihoods and forest protection programme

Climate change is causing more frequent and intense weather extremes in Zambia with a rise in both flooding and drought which have created...

World Bank announces new climate resilience plans to benefit 25 million in India

The World Bank has announced a $420 million project to increase climate resilience financial and viability in agriculture for small...

Climate technologies will boost agriculture in West and Central Africa

A new programme is being launched to equip farmers in Africa with climate-smart agricultural tools and technologies. The project is...

World Bank calls for a new approach towards forced displacement crises

The World Bank’s latest report ‘Cities of Refuge in the Middle East’ highlights the need for a new approach towards...

India takes bold step towards building huge waterways project

The Indian government has signalled its intent to go ahead with a major infrastructure project that could create thousands of jobs in...

Zambia looks to climate-smart agriculture to combat poverty

The government in Zambia has long known about the threat that climate change poses to its economy and the livelihood of its citizens....

Somalia hopes to ensure that drought never turns to famine again

Somalia has launched a new humanitarian plan with the support of the United Nations that aims to ensure famine resistance....

Germany commits new funds to help Somalia recover from drought

The German government has announced it will commit €24.6m to support essential urban infrastructure in Somalia. The news is the...

World Bank approves $170m to support rural projects in the Philippines

The World Bank has announced an additional $170m in financing to support the Philippines government implement a project to improve rural...

We need insurance to reflect the reality of climate disasters

It is well known that climate change causes an increase in the likelihood and severity of natural disasters. It is vital, therefore,...

Innovation in agriculture is key to feeding Africa in the future

A recent forum in South Africa has called on the continent to respond to the pressures of food demand and climate change. A renewed...

World Bank Investment in Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture

The World Bank has recently approved a $250 million USD investment to the Climate-Smart Agriculture Project in Kenya. The main goal...