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World Bank Group Helping Kenya Build a Strong Investment Climate

Oct 11, 2011

World Bank Group Helping Kenya Build a Strong Investment Climate

Thanks to World Bank Group support, Kenya’s construction industry is benefitting from an automated permit system that is cutting red tape and speeding approvals for housing, infrastructure, and other large building projects. Thanks to World Bank Group support, Kenya’s construction industry is benefitting from an automated permit system that is cutting red tape and speeding approvals for housing, infrastructure, and other large building projects the country needs to achieve long-term growth.

Lighting Africa Goes Global for Product Awards

Oct 10, 2011

Lighting Africa Goes Global for Product Awards

The joint IFC/ World Bank Lighting Africa Program is an ambitious project that aims to switch millions of African consumers away from kerosene lamps and candles to climate friendly lighting products that are safer, brighter, and less expensive to run The joint IFC/ World Bank Lighting Africa Program is an ambitious project that aims to switch millions of African consumers away from kerosene lamps and candles to climate friendly lighting products that are safer, brighter, and less expensive to run.

Building Securities Markets in Kenya and East Africa

Oct 10, 2011

Building Securities Markets in Kenya and East Africa

With support from IFC, Kenya has adopted a law that enables the over-the-counter sale of bonds, making it easier for private businesses to raise millions of dollars to fund infrastructure and other types of major growth projects. With support from IFC, Kenya has adopted a law that enables the over-the-counter sale of bonds, making it easier for private businesses to raise millions of dollars to fund infrastructure and other types of major growth projects.

Expanding Micro-lending with Mobile Banking

Sep 12, 2011

Expanding Micro-lending with Mobile Banking

Mobile banking is transforming the way people access financial services, allowing those in remote or rural areas not served by a traditional bank to send and receive payments with the push of a button. Mobile banking is transforming the way people access financial services, allowing those in remote or rural areas not served by a traditional bank to send and receive payments with the push of a button.

Strengthening Ghana’s Education System

Sep 8, 2011

Strengthening Ghana’s Education System

Thanks to support from IFC, Ghana’s Ashesi University in Accra recently opened a new campus that will allow hundreds more students in the country to obtain a quality education while living and studying in modern facilities. Strengthening Ghana’s Education System

Making Sustainability Central to Investment

Sep 7, 2011

Making Sustainability Central to Investment

Institutional investors are increasingly considering environmental and social factors when deciding what projects to fund in sub-Saharan Africa, and around the world. IFC is helping investors make sustainability central to their decisions. Making Sustainability Central to Investment

Can East Africa Match Japan for Business Regulations?

Sep 1, 2011

Can East Africa Match Japan for Business Regulations?

East African economies could boast a business regulatory environment as strong and streamlined as Japan’s if they shared best practices in the region, according to a recently released IFC and World Bank report. East African economies could boast a business regulatory environment as strong and streamlined as Japan’s if they shared best practices in the region, according to a recently released IFC and World Bank report.

IFC Records Strong Developmental Results in Africa

Aug 29, 2011

IFC Records Strong Developmental Results in Africa

IFC and its partners generated developmental benefits for millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa in fiscal year 2011 with advisory and investment programs that supported smaller buisinesses, students, farmers, and others. IFC and its partners generated developmental benefits for millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa in fiscal year 2011 with advisory and investment programs that supported smaller buisinesses, students, farmers, and others.

Helping Attract Investment in Mozambique’s Tourism Sector

Jul 12, 2011

Helping Attract Investment in Mozambique’s Tourism Sector

IFC has helped a number of countries in Africa build the foundation for sustainable tourism industries, including Mozambique, where we worked with the government to improve regulations relating to tourism and attract millions of dollars in investment Helping Attract Investment in Mozambique’s Tourism Sector

Insuring Africa's Farmers Against Weather Risks

Jul 11, 2011

Insuring Africa's Farmers Against Weather Risks

IFC has conferred millions of dollars in performance-based grants and contracts to help extend weather insurance to tens of thousands of farmers in Africa, protecting them from natural disasters and weather-related risks that can destroy their Insuring Africa's Farmers Against Weather Risks