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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2024 Article IV Mission to Botswana

Botswana’s economic growth decelerated from 5.5 percent in 2022 to 2.7 percent in 2023, below the long-run potential growth of 4 percent

Botswana’s economic growth is expected to slow to 1 percent in 2024, primarily because of a diamond market contraction; Inflation has declined sharply since the peak of mid-2022 and returned to the central bank’s objective range of 3 – 6 percent, where it is expected to remain in the medium term.…

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Between Poverty and Fragility: Affordable and Accessible Health Centers in Mali

PACSU, funded by the World Bank, the Global Financing Facility (GFF), and the Netherlands, aims to improve access to and quality of health services

The Accelerating Progress Toward Health Coverage Project (PACSU), funded by the World Bank, the Global Financing Facility (GFF), and the Netherlands, aims to improve access and quality of health services; As a result of the project, the quality of services increased from 37% to 81%, with availability of essential drugs reaching…

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Famed Nigerian Businessman Alhaji Aliko Dangote Pays Courtesy Visit to President Boakai; Rekindles Hope for Strengthened Economic Diplomacy for Liberia

This strategic engagement not only underscores Aliko Dangote's influential role in boosting cross-border business cooperation

Africa’s renowned business tycoon and leader, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, recently paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., during the President’s recent visit to Nigeria to attend the ECOWAS Heads of State Summit. Held in Lagos, Nigeria, the visit served as a pivotal platform for discussions on…

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Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Common Trade Policy

The director urged experts to leverage this unique opportunity to consolidate their efforts and ensure that the policy reflects shared aspirations for a prosperous West African region

Trade stakeholders from both regional and national levels have gathered in Abuja, Nigeria, for a three-day meeting from July 9th to 11th, 2024, to review and amend the Draft ECOWAS Common Trade Policy (CTP). This initiative follows recommendations from Trade Expert’s meetings and the Joint Meetings of the ECOWAS Ministers…

Source: Ministry of Planning and Economic Development - Egypt |

H.E. Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister of Planning, Economic Development, & International Cooperation, Addresses the Special Committee Discussing the Government Program at Parliament

H.E. Dr. A. Rania Al-Mashat emphasized the utmost importance of continuous and effective communication with the parliament, transparently addressing all members' inquiries regarding the government program

H.E. Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister of Planning, Economic Development, and International Cooperation, participated in a meeting of the special committee formed by the Parliament to discuss and study the new government's work program for the period (2024/2025 - 2026/2027), chaired by Counselor Ahmed Saad, the First Deputy Speaker of…

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World Bank Grant to Support Scaling up Social Protection for Vulnerable Zambians Affected by the Drought

The project will continue to support Zambia in strengthening the country’s institutional capacity and social protection delivery systems

Over 1.6 million vulnerable Zambians, badly affected by the severe drought, are set to benefit from a new World Bank grant meant to address the adverse effects of the ongoing drought, the worst in the last 40 years. Additional financing to the Scaling-up Shock Responsive Social Protection Project (SSRSP AF2) (http://apo-opa.co/4bIdnwt) will…

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World Bank Appoints New Country Director for the Maghreb and Malta

Mr. Ndiaye will lead the World Bank's strategic partnerships in the Maghreb and Malta and oversee a financing portfolio of $11.5 billion

The World Bank announces Mr. Ahmadou Moustapha Ndiaye as the new Country Director for the Maghreb and Malta. He succeeds Mr. Jesko Hentschel, who has served in the position for the last five years. Mr. Ndiaye will lead the World Bank's engagements with the governments of Algeria, Libya, Malta, Morocco,…

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H.E. Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister of Planning, Economic Development & International Cooperation, Follows Up on the Progress of Work at the Ministry’s Office and Continues Meetings With Directors in Diverse Sectors

The Minister stressed the importance of ensuring seamless coordination, synergy and coordination between relevant entities and ministries in order to achieve progress towards the Egyptian government’s program

H.E. Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister of Planning, Economic Development and International Cooperation, toured several  departments in the Ministry’s office to follow up on the progress of work, with the participation of Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Permanent Under Secretary of the Ministry.  H.E. also continued her meetings with the directors  of…

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World Bank Appoints New Country Director for Nigeria

Prior to his assignment to Abuja, Dr. Ndiamé Diop served as the World Bank Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand, based in Manila

The newly appointed Country Director for Nigeria, Dr. Ndiamé Diop, assumed his new position today. He is succeeding Shubham Chaudhuri who completed his term in the same capacity. Prior to his assignment to Abuja, Dr. Ndiamé Diop served as the World Bank Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand, based in Manila.…

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Chad: World Bank launches an Economic report

Chad’s economy has proven resilient despite the war in neighboring Sudan, although there have been spillover effects on trade, public expenditure, and inflation

Enhancing the economic inclusion of refugees necessitates acknowledging their economic contributions, according to the World Bank Chad Economic Update 2024, which dedicates a special chapter to examining the economic ramifications of refugee influxes. The outbreak of the Sudanese crisis in April 2023 has led to a significant increase of refugee…