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Scaling up the World Bank’s development finance

Country vulnerability indices should be multidimensional, adaptable, and emphasise challenges COMMENT | PATRICK GUILLAUMONT | Last October, at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund in Marrakesh, member countries emphasised the urgency of scaling up development finance. In recent years, an extraordinary confluence of …

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Govt seeks World Bank support to extend USMID Program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has formally approached the World Bank requesting an extension of funding for projects under the Uganda Support for Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) program. This request comes after Multiplex Construction Company Limited, the contractor responsible for works in Mbarara City, Ntungamo, and Kabale …

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World Bank/IMF return to Africa

Given cautious welcome as questions linger remain over unfulfilled promises ANALYSIS | CARLOS LOPES | The annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are due to take place in Marrakech, Morocco, in mid-October. The city and country are still reeling from a devastating earthquake in early September. …

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UN chief says IMF, World Bank need urgent reforms

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has called for urgent reforms at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund saying their policies are unfair to Africa which is faced with a debt crisis. The UN Chief who was in Nairobi at the high-level Africa Climate Summit said …

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