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Social Protection Strategy for Africa

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Supporting Social Protection to Reduce Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Inequality
A new World Bank strategy will guide the Bank's work with African governments to build social protection systems that benefit people.
Related: Strategy Summary | Full Report


Report Update

Africa's Pulse
Barring a serious deterioration in the global economy, the economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa is positive, with an uptick in growth expected to reach to 5.3 percent in 2012 and 5.6 percent in 2013.
Related: Blog post


Press Release

Global Effort to End Tropical Diseases Underway
The World Bank joins forces with private and public partners from around the world to eliminate or control 10 neglected tropical diseases -- affecting millions in Sub-Saharan Africa -- by 2020.
Related: Watch Video and Learn More


GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS

Euro Zone Crisis May Spread to Developing Countries
Although growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remained robust in 2011, merchandise exports, tourism receipts, commodity prices, foreign direct investment and remittances are all susceptible to a European recession.
Related: Release | Full Report | Video | Blog Post


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Kenya's Economy: A Live Discussion
Kenyan leaders, experts and representatives from various economic sectors joined Lead Economist Wolfgang Fengler for a first-ever World Bank Africa livestream discussion about Kenya's economy.
Related: Video | Kenya Economic Update | Full Report

Video

Building Food Security in Niger

KEY FINDINGS

  • Social protection is a powerful way to fight poverty
    and promote growth.
  • Social protection reduces inequality and
    promotes social stability.
  • Safety nets are a critical part of a government’s
    capacity to respond to shocks.
  • Countries can realize significant benefits by
    creating an integrated social protection system.
  • Social protection is affordable in low-income
    countries despite tight budgets.
  • The Strategy will be implemented by leveraging
    partnerships, knowledge, and the World
    Bank’s financing instruments.

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"A burning issue is how to translate natural resources wealth into better education, health, and livelihoods for all Africans, and not just the fortunate few who may well-connected." - Makhtar Diop
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Lynne D. Sherburne-Benz
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Kavita Watsa
Communications Officer
kwatsa@worldbank.org

multimedia

The Rise of Social Safety Nets in Africa
This short film captures voices of people benefiting from social safety nets in Africa.

Rebuilding Social Infrastructure in Post-Conflict Sudan
The Community Development Fund was established in Sudan to bring basic services back to war-torn and neglected areas of the country to help build stability.

Building Skills for Youth in Kenya
The Kenya Youth Empowerment Project helps to provide disadvantaged, unemployed youth with life skills, technical training and apprenticeships.

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