The World Bank (WB)

October 13, 2018
October 13, 2018

WB chief wants supports for Rohingyas to come as grants: Muhith

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim wants that all the supports for the Rohingya people, who were forcibly displaced to Bangladesh from Myanmar, should come in the form of grant, Finance Minister AMA...

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Half of country's 'safe' water supply contaminated

Nearly half of the country's “safe” water -- supplied from technologically-improved sources -- is contaminated with E. coli bacteria, which is responsible for various intestinal diseases,...

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Human Capital Index: Bangladesh outshines India, Pakistan

A child born today in Bangladesh would be more productive than his peers in India and Pakistan, as the country fared better than its larger regional competitors in a new World Bank ranking.

October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018

WB projects 7% growth for Bangladesh in FY19

World Bank has projected a seven per cent growth rate for Bangladesh in the fiscal 2018-19. The report ‘Bangladesh Development Update: Powering the Economic Efficiency’ said Bangladesh’s economy is...

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

Bangladesh needs sustained support for Rohingyas: WB

World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region Hartwig Schafer yesterday said the world needs to provide sustained support to Bangladesh, to meet the urgent needs of the Rohingyas as well as the...

September 23, 2018
September 23, 2018

WB approves $25m grant for Rohingyas

The World Bank (WB) has approved another $25 million, including $4 million from Canada, to help Bangladesh provide education and support to heal the psychological wounds of Rohingya children and...

July 1, 2018
July 1, 2018

Generous humane country like Bangladesh shouldn’t be punished: WB

Appreciating Bangladesh's generous support, visiting World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim says they are insisting that generous humane countries that support refugees should not be punished.

June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018

Rohingya crisis: WB to provide $480m aid

The World Bank announces to provide $480 million in grant-based support to help Bangladesh address the needs of Rohingya refugees in areas such as health, education, water and sanitation, disaster...

June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018

UN chief's visit to highlight need for more global support for Rohingyas

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres and World Bank (WB) Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim will visit Bangladesh on July 1-2 to see the severity of Rohingya situation and UN...

June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018

WB provides $700m for primary education in Bangladesh

The World Bank (WB) approves $700 million to improve the primary education sector in Bangladesh, says a press release.

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