Ukraine and the World Bank have signed a grant agreement to implement Social Safety Nets Modernization Project in 30 merged territorial communities in Odesa and Ternopil region for the amount of $2.85 million, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent has reported. The project’s objective is improving social assistance provision to the most vulnerable and it will be implemented by the Ukrainian Social Investment Fund (USIF) in 2018-2022.
The World Bank and partners have launched the Famine Action Mechanism (FAM), a global partnership of international organizations and leading technology companies, dedicated to preventing future famines.
The World Bank is helping Sri Lanka improve data gathering on victims of natural disasters to speed up and better target relief and response to events that risk people’s lives and retard growth, its Country Director Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough said.
Information systems are playing an increasingly pivotal role worldwide in directing and coordinating governments’ responses to those in need, she told a conference on adaptive social protection.
The doorstep delivery of public services aims to extend government services beyond counters at a citizens’ residence through ‘Mobile Sahayaks’.
The Delhi government launched its much talked about Home Delivery of Public Services on Monday at 10 am. The project aims to deliver 40 public services at the doorstep in the first phase, including driving licenses, caste certificates, new water connections etc.