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Country Policy Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

Find out how policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan African countries fared last year, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sierra Leone Economic Update

The latest economic analysis recommends investing in girls’ education and ending child marriage, as well as the cost of inaction.


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Hafez Ghanem

Vice President, Eastern and Southern Africa

Ousmane Diagana

Vice President, Western and Central Africa

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Coronavirus Sparks Recession

The latest economic analysis for the region predicts the pandemic could cost as much as $79 billion in output losses for 2020.

CPIA Africa

Africa’s poorest countries saw little to no progress on average in improving the quality of their policy and institutional frameworks in 2018.

IDA in Africa

秋霞电影网在线观看伦 With IDA’s help, hundreds of millions of people have escaped poverty—through the creation of jobs, access to clean water, schools, roads, nutrition, electricity, and more.

Africa’s Human Capital Plan

Read the World Bank’s plan to support African countries to strengthen the quantity, efficiency and impact of investments in people.

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