The World Bank

 
​Commodities back from the dead
​Commodities back from the dead
For the past two-and-a-half years, calling the bottom of the commodities price cycle was taboo. Depressed prices and unusual market conditions saw...
EXCLUSIVE: World Bank stand on Zim saluted
EXCLUSIVE: World Bank stand on Zim saluted
It has been nearly two years since my brother, Zimbabwean journalist and activist Itai Dzamara, disappeared while protesting against the Zimbabwean...
The answer to two of Africa's biggest problems lies in its soil
The answer to two of Africa's biggest problems lies in its soil
Every year, thousands of young Africans join an exodus from their families’ small, often struggling farms in the countryside. Their dream —...
African and Asian leaders call for new development bank
African and Asian leaders call for new development bank
Leaders of emerging countries in Africa and Asia have pushed for the establishment of a new development bank to rival the World Bank.
South Africa's inconvenient truths
South Africa's inconvenient truths
"South Africa is achieving a sizable reduction in poverty and inequality through its fiscal tools." This was the claim by the World Bank's...
Ebola wreaks economic havoc as it tears through Africa
Ebola wreaks economic havoc as it tears through Africa
At a time when sub-Saharan Africa is one of few regions that continue to experience robust economic growth, the Ebola outbreak is taking a toll on...
World Bank says poor countries lack assistance
World Bank says poor countries lack assistance
Three out of five people in the developing world lack a proper safety net to protect them from the shockwaves caused by the global financial crisis...
African states can help each other fend off euro fallout
African states can help each other fend off euro fallout
African countries can prepare for the impact of the eurozone crisis that threatens to derail economic growth on the continent by improving trade...
Remittance fees punish poor Africans
Remittance fees punish poor Africans
The World Bank has identified South Africa and Tanzania as having some of the highest costs for remittance payments in the world, with some charges...
Graft report urges states to act
Graft report urges states to act
A joint report by the World Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published this week urges governments to devote more...
It's getting easier to do business in SA, says World Bank
It's getting easier to do business in SA, says World Bank
The ease of doing business in South Africa improved one place this year to rank 35 out of 183 economies, according to a new World Bank report.
Ouattara makes Ivorian Cabinet sign anti-graft pledge
Ouattara makes Ivorian Cabinet sign anti-graft pledge
Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara has told his ministers to sign a code of ethics aimed at stamping out corruption and nepotism that he...

Client Media Releases

Understanding data warehousing
NWU lecturer to participate in trauma training research programme