Access to clean water remains a struggle for many of the poorest households in rural areas. A World Bank pilot project in Tanzania is now bringing safe, clean water to 165 villages in the country by combining blended financing with emerging technologies including solar water pumps, pre-paid meters, chlorination and remote sensors.
Increase in enrollment of preschoolers in Uzbekistan to be funded by a $4.85 million education impact bond
A new education funding project using social impact bonds seeks to increase the number of children ages 3-7 enrolled in preschools across Uzbekistan. The planned program is made possible through a $4.85 million grant provided by the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA).
Ramallah, November 6th. The World Bank, acting as administrator for the Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches (GPRBA), signed a Grant Agreement on November 6th for US$4.6 million with the Palestinian National Authority to improve access to registered land and property-related services.
Just over 2,000 primary school deaf students in Vietnam are targeted for a better education through an improved Vietnamese sign language-based curricula and teacher training. This will be made possible through a grant agreement signed between the Government of Vietnam and the World Bank.
The Government of Uganda recently decentralized rural water supplies, awarding contracts to private operators. But a critical lack of local finance existed, and local operators needed capacity-building.
In the small Ugandan town of Busembatia, 400 new connections are providing clean piped water for the first time. Sustainable water supply helped transform the lives of 15,000 residents by saving their time, reducing water-borne health hazards, and improving people’s economic well-being. GPRBA, IFC, PPIAF and Devco all cooperated to make this project a success.