World Bank commits to support DRC’s post-conflict programmes

August 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The World Bank has pledged further support to efforts by countries emerging from conflict in Africa to foster good governance and transparency in the natural resources sector that has often fueled violence, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick said Tuesday after his first visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue Reading World Bank commits to support DRC’s post-conflict programmes…

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Congo: World Bank signs first biocarbon agreement in DRC

August 6, 2009 at 8:25 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The first Emission Reductions Purchase Agreement (ERPA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was signed with a local Congolese firm, NOVACEL, at the World Bank office in Kinshasa today. Continue Reading Congo: World Bank signs first biocarbon agreement in DRC…

The financial crisis is fast becoming a human crisis.

February 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Posted in development | Leave a comment
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* 53 million more people could be trapped in poverty as global economic growth slows
* Between 200,000 and 400,000 more babies could die each year between now and 2015 if the crisis persists
* Some 40 countries are “highly vulnerable” to the effects of the crisis

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Ghana: An Interview with Godfrey Ewool (from IDA)

February 14, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Godfrey Ewool is Chief Executive Officer of  Contract Management Specialists Ghana Ltd. He has previously served as a senior adviser to the Minister of Finance, a consultant to the Ministry of Local Government, and as an infrastructure specialist at the World Bank.  He is also an adjunct professor at the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Continue Reading Ghana: An Interview with Godfrey Ewool (from IDA)…

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