Home / gbn (page 9)

gbn

World Bank, British Council hold workshop on higher education in Malaysia

A four day workshop supported by the World Bank and the British Council Malaysia to bring together officials working on higher education reform to exchange experiences with their Malaysian counterparts has commenced. The event which is part of the Bank’s ongoing effort to encourage countries across regions to learn from …

Read More »

Tanzania loses $1.8b at Dar es Salaam port in 2012 – Report

Tanzania lost about $1.8 billion at its Dar es Salaam port in 2012, a World Bank report has revealed. Released May 21, 2013 by the World Bank, the report which gave an update on the Tanzanian economy said the losses were equivalent to approximately 7% of the country’s annual GDP. …

Read More »

APRM to build momentum despite lengthy processes

 The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) held a two-day forum in the historic Africa Hall at the Economic Commission for Africa from May 17-18 2013. The forum was to discuss key issues around the APRM’s future and what it would have achieved 10 years down the line. In a press …

Read More »

Ethiopian coffee lab, METAD receives certification

The world’s largest coffee trade association Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has certified METAD /Kabu Coffee Quality Control Laboratory in Addis Ababa as the first privately owned African laboratory. The laboratory which is equipped with state-of- the-art coffee tasting technology was inspected and certified on May 17, 2013 by …

Read More »

Ghana to go on AU peace walk

In the line up of events for the 50th Anniversary of the African Union (AU), the National Planning Committee for the AU and the Ministry of Information is organising an Africa Union (AU) peace walk. The walk will start from the El-Wak Sports Stadium and end at the AU Liberation …

Read More »

World Bank expects growth, less inflation in Nigeria

The World Bank in its new Nigeria Economic Report (NER) released May 13, 2013 says, Nigeria’s short term macroeconomic outlook looks generally strong, with the likelihood of higher growth, lower inflation and reserve accumulation. According to the report, this will present the Nigerian government with an opportunity to make progress …

Read More »

World Bank Vice President Diop heads to DR Congo

Mr. Makhtar Diop, the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa will arrive in Congo Brazzaville Monday, May 20, 2013 for a two day working visit. He will meet with the Congolese President, Denis Sassou Nguesso, senior government officials, civil society groups and the media, a press release issued May 16, …

Read More »

Mobile financial services promoted in Ivory Coast

Key financial industry players, convened by the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and the MasterCard Foundation met May 14, 2013 in Abidjan to build further momentum for mobile financial services in Ivory Coast. The event recognized the market’s enormous potential, especially for increasing access to finances for low income households, small scale …

Read More »

IFC backs private equity for poverty reduction in emerging markets

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) says it believes that in most developing countries, the private sector significantly contributes to efforts to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. The IFC hosted its 15th Global Private Equity Conference, in association with EMPEA (Emerging Markets Private Equity Association) which ended May 14, …

Read More »