The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $150 million to enable greater access to higher-quality secondary education among Ugandan children in safer and better-equipped learning environments that are also supportive of girls’ education.
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World Bank Pumps $150 Million into Uganda’s Secondary Education

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $150 million to enable greater access to higher-quality secondary education among Ugandan children in safer and better-equipped learning environments that are also supportive of girls’ education. The project is financed by an International Development Association credit of $90 million, and a grant of $60 million from […]

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Uganda’s Oil and Gas Project Land Acquisition -Adequately Compensation for affected persons

By Ali Ssekatawa The oil and gas sector in Uganda is at a critical stage.  The commercial negotiations which will impact both the profitability and the sector’s contribution to inclusive development are in final stages.  The infrastructure required to commercially produce the Country’s 6 billion barrels of oil and gas resources has been clearly defined.  […]

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East Africa holds its ground as Africa’s fastest growing region, despite COVID-19 disruption

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the region’s economic growth was projected at more than 5 percent, well above continent’s average of 3.3 percent and global average of 2.9 percent NAIROBI, Kenya, July 12, 2020/ — COVID-19 curbs East Africa’s growth, but still the strongest in the continent; Report calls for transition to higher value-added activities […]

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Development Finance Institutions commit to support Sudan’s transformation

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina assured the Sudanese government of the Bank’s continued support in the country’s transformation journey Three leading international financial institutions, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Thursday pledged multi-pronged support to Sudan as it opens a new chapter to overcome political […]

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Africa has a once in a generation opportunity to ‘recover better’ with sustainable energy

Sustainable Energy for All sets out clear, practical steps for African countries to recover better from COVID-19 and close energy access gaps. As countries continue to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new guide by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) shows how clean energy investment can support countries to ‘Recover Better’, and use this unique […]

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$1.8 billion pledge for Sudan

Over $1.8 billion dollars in pledges for Sudan poured in during a high-level Sudan Partnership Conference held on Thursday, 25 June 2020, marking an important step in the African nation’s re-engagement with the international community. African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, and the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund chiefs attended the Conference, which […]

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On-site solar can spur post-Corona rebound in Africa

Businesses in Africa suffer from the world’s highest costs of electricity. Rooftop and ground mounted Solar PV on the user’s site can slash industry’s energy costs, improve their competitiveness and create hundreds of thousands of jobs, but government regulations are holding investments back. Terje Osmundsen* The Coronavirus pandemic has left Africa’s economies bleeding. After 25 […]