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Improve the yields and income of raisin producers through markets: The World Bank Group is supporting a transformation of Afghanistan’s underdeveloped raisin sector to regain its former status as a world-class raisin producer and exporter. Read more | Watch the video

Connecting Afghans to reliable food: A private conglomerate plans to build and operate a new gas-fired power plant near the town of Mazar to help deal with the chronic power shortage. The World Bank Group collaborated to develop the structure of the transaction, project documentation and instruments to improve credit. Read more


Create a market for green energy: Argentina has set a target of implementing 20% ​​renewable energy by 2025 and has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 30% by 2030. To achieve these targets, the government, with the support of the World Bank Group, created a green energy market. Read more


Sanitation microfinance for rural households: The World Bank Group has been a long-standing partner of the Government of Bangladesh in improving access to sanitation. Significant progress has been made and the Bank Group continues to support government initiatives. Read more


Wider access to water for rural communities: In 2006, following the reforms, private sector operators began to take over the management of rural water supply networks. The World Bank Group has supported this effort by improving the efficiency of rural water sector management through public-private partnership (PPP) programs. Read more


Provide electricity and strengthen local capital markets: The country’s first independent power plant running on natural gas – the first infrastructure project to obtain long-term financing in local currency – was built in 2013. The World Bank Group helped support the project using a project finance structure that overcame constraints. Read more


Connecting people to markets, jobs and opportunities: Colombia’s Fourth Generation (4G) Road Concession Program is a large-scale plan to create a nationwide toll road network with private sector participation. The World Bank Group provided integrated advisory and financial support. Read more | Watch the video


Transform telecommunications: Since 2013, the World Bank Group has supported the efforts of the Union of the Comoros to improve communications, trade and economic opportunities by developing mobile communications and Internet services. Read more


Improving opportunities through cashew value chains: The cashew sector in Côte d’Ivoire has strong growth potential if the value chain, and in particular local processing, can improve. A World Bank project is reducing regulatory costs, developing industry associations and providing farmers with better extension services. Read more


Providing affordable clean energy: The Egyptian government launched reforms in 2014 to improve the operational and financial performance of the sector, attract private investment and develop renewable energy sources. It partnered with the World Bank Group, which provided technical and financial support. Read more | Watch the video


Improving Financial Inclusion to Boost Small Business Growth: The World Bank and IFC have jointly supported the emergence of a leasing market in Haiti, unlocking finance for small businesses in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Read more


Develop solar energy to meet the growing demand for electricity: With the support of the World Bank, the government is making great strides in developing solar energy. Together, IFC has devised an innovative approach to attract investors, which serves as a model for profitable solar production. Read more


Maximize finances to fuel development: How can countries like Indonesia access the finance, but also the knowledge and solutions, they need to make the critical but costly investments for sustainable and inclusive development? Read more

Harnessing geothermal energy for greener growth: Indonesia is poised to become a leader in geothermal energy, addressing long-standing supply issues, fostering sustainable economic growth, and advancing the objective of the Agreement of Paris. The World Bank Group is developing an innovative credit facility to manage risk. Read more


Enable private sector participation in infrastructure and social services:
Kenya is developing programs to encourage private sector participation in infrastructure investments to help close the financing gap in the sector. The World Bank Group has provided $ 90 million to launch public-private partnership (PPP) programs. Read more

Use private finance to improve water services: Kenya’s national development plan aims to make basic water and sanitation accessible to all by 2030. The World Bank Group has supported the country through a series of measures that have successfully attracted funding. private $ 25 million. Read more


Improve farmers’ incomes:
Madagascar has the potential to derive significant foreign exchange earnings from cattle and goat exports. His government, with support from the World Bank, is helping herders and rural farmers improve their incomes by improving veterinary services and developing new road infrastructure. Read more


Powering homes and businesses: Pakistan is seeking private funding for power generation, gas supply and high voltage transmission infrastructure to overcome its twin challenges of acute power shortages and costly power generation. Read more


Build infrastructure with local funding: In 2015, with the help of the World Bank Group, the Peruvian government initiated reforms to attract more commercial finance for its public-private partnerships (PPP) while reducing the need for government guarantees to cover the commercial risk of companies. projects. Read more


Fisheries and sustainable jobs: World Bank Group support builds capacity for sustainable management of fishery resources, increasing tuna catches and tackling major obstacles in the only processing facility, SolTuna, where two-thirds of the staff are women . Read more


Gateway to the world: With the help of the World Bank Group, the future of Timor-Leste is brighter today, thanks to the measures taken by the government to open its economy and enable investment with the first public-private partnership project (PPP) of the country. Read more


Transforming healthcare for all: The Turkish government is transforming its health sector so that all its citizens have access to quality services, by partnering with the private sector on a major program to improve the country’s hospitals and health infrastructure. The World Bank Group is providing support. Read more | Watch the video


Strengthening the solvency of the water and sanitation sector: Three decades of World Bank support, in collaboration with other development partners, have helped transform Obras Sanitarias del Estado (OSE) from an inefficient water and sanitation service provider into a well-regarded public service . Read more


Transforming the livelihoods of coffee and rice farmers: The emergence of Vietnam as the leading exporter of agro-food products contributes to its food security and poverty reduction. The World Bank Group provides strategic and investment support to empower farmers. Read more


Support for housing needs: Interventions supported by the World Bank Group expand access to housing finance for low-income groups in UEMOA in collaboration with the regional mortgage finance company Caisse Régionale de Refinancement Hypothécaire. Read more


Securing energy for growth and development: Demand for electricity in the West Bank is rapidly outstripping supply, and Gaza is already experiencing a severe power shortage with less than six hours a day, affecting homes, hospitals, schools and businesses. The World Bank Group supports an ambitious energy reform agenda. Read more

Cleaner cities with PPPs and innovative financing approaches: The Palestinian Authority called on the expertise of the private sector in solid waste management and, with support from the World Bank Group, prepared the first Palestinian public-private partnership (PPP) to operate a new landfill in the southern West Bank. Read more


Harvesting of agricultural potential: The World Bank has supported investments in Zambia’s agricultural sector since 1969. In 2008, the World Bank Group focused on helping local financial intermediaries invest in agricultural businesses. Read more


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