Incidence and depth of poverty in Bangladesh has been decreasing gradually because of the various efforts of the Government. As a result of effective implementation of different government and non-government activities, at present the poverty rate declined to 24.3 percent whereas it was 56.7 percent in 1991. It has been targeted to reduce poverty rate at 18.6 percent by 2020. The Government has extended the scope and allocation of social safety net programme every year with a view to achieving the desired target of poverty alleviation.

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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.

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Each year, since 2009, The Annual Sector Performance Report (ASPR) has provided the DPE with critical information on primary education. It is one of the main reports of the Third Primary Education Development Program (PEDP3) that integrates all relevant and reliable sources information on the primary education sub-sector. The ASPR presents a vast amount of statistical information to support DPE planning and decision-making on activities for the achievement of expected outputs and outcomes of DPE.

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The Independent Completion Report (ICR) provides an overview of the Education Partnership (EP), describes the partnership’s evolution, captures its significant achievements and reports on the program’s performance, component by component, against the Development Assessment Committee (DAC) criteria of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. It also looks at the EP investment from a value for money perspective and draws conclusions and lessons that are useful for DFAT’s forward program.  The ICR was produced by the contractor responsible for the EP’

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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.

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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.

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Linking Social Protection with Productive Inclusion

A desk study and summary of the discussions during the global practitioners learning event on "Linking Social Protection with Productive Inclusion" that took place in Mexico City, Mexico from 2-4 September 2015. This report builds on valuable and vast...

The development objective of the Strengthening Systems for Social Protection and Civil Registration Project for Nepal is to improve the coverage of social security allowances and civil registration, and the delivery of social security allowances. The project supports the DOCR’s Civil Registration and Social Security Strengthening Program consists of four components.

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A World Bank Implementation Support Mission for the Bank financed FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery Project (TDP ERP) Project was carried out from November 21 to 25, 2016. The objectives of the mission were to: (i) assess progress on achievement of targets against each component, the roll-out of One-Stop-Shops and the Results Framework; (ii) review performance against operational systems, procedures, governance and fiduciary controls under the project; and (iii) discuss the future strategy for implementation of program.

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The development objective of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) Emergency Recovery Project for Pakistan is to support the early recovery of families affected by the militancy crisis, promote child health, and strengthen emergency response safety net delivery systems in the affected areas of FATA. The project comprises of three components.

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