World Bank set to approve financing for Congo's Inga dam
The World Bank is likely to approve $73 million next week to fund an expansion of the Inga hydroelectric dam in Democratic Republic of Congo, a bank official said on Friday.
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When it gets complicated and confusing, when you're overwhelmed with too much information, changing daily; too many explanations, some contradictory try putting it into some kind of context by stepping back and looking at the larger, long-term picture.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
National Public Radio
The World Bank Gets An Overhaul - And Not Everyone's Happy
The World Bank, the largest international development institution, is undergoing a sweeping reorganization, the first of its kind for the bank in nearly a generation.
How Economic Populism Is Transforming the Most Unequal Region of the Globe
Michelle Bachelet returned to the presidency of Chile this week. The Socialist leader has vowed to put inequality at the top of her agenda.
IMF restores ties with Madagascar five years after coup
The International Monetary Fund has restored ties with Madagascar for the first time since a coup on the Indian Ocean island in 2009, a vital step to rebuilding confidence in the battered economy.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
The Washington Post
Ukrainea s government has less than $500,000
Ukraine's deposed president Viktor Yanukovych left an economy in turmoil when he fled the country last month: the treasury has less than $500,000 and the government says it needs $4 billion just to prevent a default on its debt payments.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
The Software Alliance named Craig Albright as the vice president of legislative strategy at the trade group.
The Daily Star
Cyprus urged to let residents open accounts at Lebanese banks
File - Salameh is in Washington for an annual meeting of World Bank and IMF officials..
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Desperate dictator: China refuses Robert Mugabe's request for Zimbabwe bailout
At the time, a clearly bedazzled Mugabe regime, just re-elected in late July, told itself, its creditors, and its citizens that Zimbabwe would reap a windfall of some $30 billion in Chinese loans and grants.
World Bank to provide Ukraine up to $3 bln this year
The World Bank on Monday said it plans to provide Ukraine up to $3 billion in 2014 to support the country's new government in the midst of its current crisis, though only part of the money would be new.
UPDATE 1-World Bank to provide Ukraine up to $3 billion this year
The World Bank said on Monday it plans to provide Ukraine with up to $3 billion in 2014 to support the country's new government in the midst of its current crisis, though only part of the money would be new.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Preparing the Ground for NATO
When it gets complicated and confusing, when you're overwhelmed with too much information, changing daily; too many explanations, some contradictory a try putting it into some kind of context by stepping back and looking at the larger, long-term picture.
Good Contract Management an Important Step Towards Effective and Transparent Use of Resources
The objective of the workshop was to provide relevant information and guidance on contract management - from start to completion -- to specialists of implementing agencies working for the and ITC experts presented key topics of contract management associated with case studies on typical issues for each stage and from different countries.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
New Media Journal
The Cool War Cometh
Sol W. Sanders is a former correspondent for Business Week, US News & World Report and United Press International.
On Native GroundREPUBLICANS Fought the Wrong War - and Lost
In July 1944, with victory over Germany and Japan in sight, 730 delegates from all 44 Allied nations gathered in the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., to shape the economic system for the post-World War II world.
EU chief asks Uganda to repeal anti-gay law
The European Union High Representative, Ms Catherine Ashton, has asked Uganda to repeal the Anti-Homosexual law, saying it is discriminatory and violates international human rights obligations.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
World Bank arm launches credit programme for women entrepreneurs
A Thai woman prepares food from her wooden boat at the Damnoen Saduak floating market, 110 km west of Bangkok in Rachaburi province, on Jan. 14, 2010.
Wall Street Journal
$600 Million Credit Program Aims to Encourage Female Entrepreneurs
As world leaders seek to revive a fragile global recovery, the World's Bank 's International Finance Corp. sees a vast untapped resource: women.
The Washington Post
Goldman floats World Bank $50 million for fund to help women entrepreneurs
Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group, is helping the World Bank launch a $600 million fund to finance women-owned businesses in developing countries.
A call for professionalism in procurement
The World Bank has called for professionalism in handling procurement processes in the country in a call made by senior procurement specialist, Howard Centenary.