Friday January 19, 2018 00:19

WORLD BANK Press Releases

Economics Students Unite in Bangladesh to Explore Paths Toward One South Stcoks—18 Jan 18

Chittagong, January 18, 2018 – The 14th South Asia Economic Students' Meet (SAESM) commences in Chittagong, Bangladesh today, embracing the arrival of over 110 top economics undergraduates and faculties from seven countries in South Asia towards

Improving Tax Collection in the Dominican Republic is Key for More Active Social Policies, World Stcoks—18 Jan 18

SANTO DOMINGO, January 17th, 2018 – A new report presented today by the World Bank proposes alternatives to improve the efficiency of the Dominican Republic's tax system to support the Government in its efforts to increase public revenue, promote

Government of Tajikistan and World Bank Sign New Project to Improve Irrigation and Food Stcoks—17 Jan 18

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 16, 2018 – The Government of Tajikistan and the World Bank today signed a US$16.5 million grant agreement for the Zarafshon Irrigation Rehabilitation and Management Improvement Projectaimed at rehabilitating and

World Bank Vice President Visits Kyrgyz Republic, Highlights the Need for New Growth Stcoks—17 Jan 18

BISHKEK, January 16, 2017 — World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Cyril Muller met with Kyrgyz Republic President Sooronbai Jeenbekov, Prime Minister Sapar Isakov and Minister of Finance Adylbek Kasymaliev to discuss the Kyrgyz

World Bank Rwanda Economic Update: Rethinking Urbanization Stcoks—12 Jan 18

KIGALI, December 20, 2017—Rwanda's growth slowed from mid-2016 to mid-2017, bottoming out at 3.4 percent, but is expected to recover to 5.2 percent for the second half of 2017, and may well accelerate in 2018 and 2019 as private and public

Road Deaths and Injuries Hold Back Economic Growth in Developing Countries Stcoks—10 Jan 18

WASHINGTON, January 9, 2018—A new World Bank study, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, finds that reducing road traffic deaths and injuries could result in substantial long-term income gains for low- and middle-income countries. The report, "The

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Modernize Safety Net Programs Stcoks—10 Jan 18

DHAKA, January 9, 2018 – Today, the government of Bangladesh signed an agreement with the World Bank to improve the equity, efficiency and transparency of its major safety net programs. The $245 million additional financing to the Safety Net

Global Economy to Edge Up to 3.1 percent in 2018 but Future Potential Growth a Stcoks—10 Jan 18

WASHINGTON, January 9, 2018— The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues, and as commodity-exporting

Morocco and Ukraine join the World Bank Treasury Government Debt and Risk Management Stcoks—04 Jan 18

WASHINGTON, January 3, 2017 — The World Bank Treasury announced today the addition of two new members, Morocco and Ukraine, to the Government Debt and Risk Management (GDRM) program. The GDRM Program is a World Bank Treasury initiative sponsored by

Government and World Bank Sign New Agreement to Unlock Tourism Potential of Uttar Stcoks—29 Dec 17

NEW DELHI, 28 December 2017: The Government of India, the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the World Bank today signed a $40 million loan agreement for the Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project to increase tourism-related benefits for local

New Agreement Signed to Support Climate Resilient Agriculture over 500,000 Farmers to Benefit in Stcoks—27 Dec 17

NEW DELHI, December 26, 2017: The Government of India, the Government of Tamil Nadu and the World Bank today signed a $318 million loan agreement for the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project to promote climate resilient agriculture

New World Bank Support to Unleash Agri-food Sectors Potential in Morocco Stcoks—21 Dec 17

Support for strengthening agricultural value chains for greater inclusion of small and medium producers Washington, December 20, 2017 – With the increased productivity of Morocco's agriculture sector over the past few years, driven by ambitious

World Bank: Urban Planning Can Improve Quality of Life and Opportunities in Phnom Stcoks—21 Dec 17

Phnom Penh, December 20, 2017—Rapid urbanization in Phnom Penh in the past decade has created jobs and reduced poverty, improved urban planning, management, and infrastructure are needed to avoid further sprawl, congestion and pollution, says a new

New World Bank-Financed Project to Unlock Tourism Potential of Uttar Pradesh, Stcoks—21 Dec 17

WASHINGTON DC, 20 December 2017: A $40 million project, to India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh (UP), was approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors today to increase tourism-related benefits for local communities. Uttar Pradesh (UP)

Ghana Gets Support for Fiscal Institutions, Jobs, and Social Security Stcoks—21 Dec 17

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2017—The World Bank approved today a $200 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to support Ghana in strengthening its institutions, improving competitiveness for job creation, and maintaining social

Malawis Capital City Gears for Better Water Supply and Sanitation Stcoks—21 Dec 17

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2017— Half a million residents of Malawi's capital city, Lilongwe, are set to benefit from improved water services and safely managed sanitation through a $100 million project financed by the World Bank. The World Bank

World Bank Supports Togos Efforts to Strengthen Fiscal Framework, Energy and ICT Stcoks—21 Dec 17

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2017--The World Bank today approved a $51.9 million (about FCFA30 billion) International Development Association (IDA)* grant to boost Togo's efforts to improve fiscal sustainability and promote economic growth. The Fiscal

World Bank Injects $105 Million to Improve Primary Health Care in Underserved Areas of Stcoks—21 Dec 17

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2017 - The World Bank approved today $105 million equivalent in non-reimbursable grants for the Government of Mozambique's Primary Health Care Strengthening Program?for?Results. Of this amount, $25 million equivalent is provided

Togos Efforts to Improve Power Sectors Performance Gets World Bank Stcoks—21 Dec 17

A $35 million credit is approved to help improve institutional environment and financial sustainability to reinforce and expand electricity network and facilitate private sector investment in power generation WASHINGTON, December 20, 2017--The World Bank

Government of India and World Bank Sign Agreement to Support Vocational Stcoks—20 Dec 17

NEW DELHI, December 19, 2017 – The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $125 million credit agreement for the Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement Operation (STRIVE), which is aimed at improving the quality of

China Maintains Strong Growth and Reform Momentum, Says World Bank Stcoks—20 Dec 17

BEIJING, December 19, 2017—Economic growth in China has remained strong in 2017, supported by rising household incomes and improving external demand. Growth is projected at 6.8 percent in 2017, exceeding initial expectations, according to the World

Brazil: Salvador Social project to improve health and education services Stcoks—20 Dec 17

The operation will benefit more than 3 million people living in the metropolitan area of the capital of the State of Bahia WASHINGTON, December 19th, 2017 - More than 3 million people living in the metropolitan area of Salvador, in Brazil's Northeast,

World Bank to Help Latvia Improve Its Tax Administration Stcoks—19 Dec 17

RIGA, December 18, 2017 – The World Bank will help Latvia improve its tax administration to achieve an increase in tax collection through better tax revenue mobilization and reductions of compliance costs, in cooperation with the European

ภาพข่าว: รับฟังสรุปผลการประชุมความร่วมมือเชิงปฏิบัติการ e-Filing and e-Services ทั่วไป—18 Dec 17

นายประสงค์ พูนธเนศ อธิบดีกรมสรรพากร พร้อมคณะผู้บริหาร ร่วมการประชุมรับฟังสรุปผลการประชุมความร่วมมือเชิงปฏิบัติการ Improving e-Filing and e-Service System จากคณะผู้แทนธนาคารโลก (World Bank) เพื่อนำมาใช้ในการปรับปรุงเพิ่มประสิทธิภาพระบบบริการของกรมสรรพากร

Kazakhstans Economy is Rising, Yet Again Driven by Oil Stcoks—15 Dec 17

ASTANA, December 14, 2017 — Kazakhstan's economic growth estimate for 2017 has been revised upwards from 2.4% to 3.7%, reflecting a better-than-expected oil sector performance, driven by the launch of production at the Kashagan oil field and higher

The World Bank and Vietnam Work to Strengthen Financial Systems Stcoks—15 Dec 17

HANOI, December 14, 2017 – A new World Bank report, jointly launched today with Vietnam's Ministry of Finance, will support the development of a sound financial reporting institutional framework, by improving understanding of high-quality corporate

Malaysias Economic Growth Accelerates to 5.8 Percent in 2017 Stcoks—15 Dec 17

KUALA LUMPUR, December 14, 2017 – Growth in Malaysia accelerated through 2017 with year-on-year growth projected at 5.8 percent — the country's highest annual growth rate since 2014 – and expected to remain strong, projected at 5.2

New Project to implement sustainable landscapes in the Brazilian Amazon Stcoks—15 Dec 17

WASHINGTON, December 14th, 2017 - A US$60 million grant approved today by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors for the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes project will help increase the forest area under protection, restoration and sustainable

Government of Japan to Invest US$50 million in Global Financing Facility to Accelerate Progress on Stcoks—15 Dec 17

Japan joins Canada, Norway, the United Kingdom, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and MSD for Mothers as GFF Trust Fund Investors TOKYO, JAPAN – The Government of Japan announced today that it was contributing US$50 million to the Global

Stronger Investment and Export Growth Continue to Strengthen Indonesias Stcoks—15 Dec 17

JAKARTA, December 14, 2017 — The Indonesian economy continued to expand at a solid pace during the third quarter of 2017 helped by commodity tailwinds and stronger domestic and external demand, according to the World Bank's December 2017 Indonesia