Driving economic growth through ICT
According to World Bank economist, Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang, “the mobile platform is emerging as the single most powerful way to extend economic opportunities and key services to millions of people."
Nigeria, World Bank move to review privatised mining firms
The Federal Government and the World Bank are working closely to review the nation’s privatised mining enterprises, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed.
Social Protection System: A new safety net for the poor
The objective of that intervention is to provide an opportunity for developing countries like Nigeria to understand and enhance adherence to the practice of Social Protection and non-discriminatory labour laws.
After Ebola, World Bank creates pandemic insurance plan
The World Bank announced Saturday a new program to mobilize funds quickly against virulent disease outbreaks after the world was caught unprepared in the 2014 Ebola disaster in West Africa.
Cost of adapting to climate change could hit $500b by 2050
The cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could rise to between $280 and $500 billion per year by 2050, a figure that is four to five times greater than previous estimates, according to a new United Nations ...
World Bank, FG partner food processor to reduce post harvest loss
On how it could be of benefit to farmers, Adeoya said: “Post-harvest losses in Nigeria agricultural sector is high, hence, the need to reduce this trend.