Home
Search results “World bank investment in africa”
World Bank  to invest one billion dollars into African mines
 
00:53
The World Bank wants to launch a one-billion dollar fund in July to map the mineral resources of Africa. It will use satellites surveys to fill geological gaps across the continent, where a lack of adequate data hampers mining investments. Two-hundred million dollars has been committed to the five-year fund.
Views: 290 SABC Digital News
The World Bank - Africa Results
 
02:54
The World Bank has announced it committed US$34.3 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its member countries in a bid to cut poverty and reduce growth in the fiscal 2007 year. The funding included a record US$5.8 billion for Sub-Saharan Africa from the Bank's International Development Association -- which gives interest free grants and loans to the poorest countries.
Views: 2142 World Bank
World Bank plans to increase investments in Africa
 
01:02
World Bank's private sector arm has announced plans to increase the level of its investment in Africa in order to promote entrepreneurship. The International Financial Corporation (IFC) Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Cheikh Oumar Seydi in Nairobi said IFC is only constrained by the number of opportunities that are available in Africa, reports China.org. "So, if we find a viable project in Africa we will finance it because we believe that our mission is very relevant in Afri… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/05/05/world-bank-plans-to-increase-investments-in-africa Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
Views: 51 africanews
Africa is the Next Great Investment Destination, world bank
 
01:43
Africa next investment destination, world bank report
Views: 43 Invest Ethiopia
Unleashing Africa's Potential - The World Bank
 
06:30
East and Southern Africa is the only region in the world not connected to the global broadband infrastructure. This 'missing link' explains why the region accounts for less than one percent of the world's bandwidth capacity. To learn more about RCIP and IFC's complementary support to the EASSy submarine cable, please visit www.worldbank.org/rcip
Views: 8265 World Bank
The Education Report: World Bank to Invest $2.5 Billion in Education Projects for Girls
 
03:07
The World Bank is going to provide close to $2.5 billion to help girls be successful in school. The global program will concentrate aid in Africa and south Asia. Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/two-billion-dollars-investment-in-education-projects-for-girls/3327328.html
Views: 3600 VOA Learning English
Africa Leapfrogging: Investing in Innovation, Infrastructure
 
03:43
Scaling up local innovation and local solutions will take bridging the gap through infrastructure; distributing new skills and new ways of thinking, and letting go of trying to make Africa conform to the old patterns of growth and development.
Views: 3089 World Bank
Ivory Coast seeks top investment destination status for West Africa [Focus]
 
05:01
Ivory coast is witnessing impressive growth, with a GDP rate of eight percent last year according to the World Bank. Now, the world's biggest exporter of cocoa beans wants to diversify. The government hopes it can perform an economic makeover and finally put an end to the violence and political turbulence that has dominated it since 2002. A National Development Plan (NDP) 2016- 2020 has been set to lay the foundations for an emerging economy and boost business in the upcoming years. We met the… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/06/23/ivory-coast-seeks-top-investment-destination-status-for-west-africa-focus Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
Views: 2006 africanews
Africa urged to invest in skills development at IMF/WB Spring summit
 
14:27
The the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual SPRING meeting in Washington is looking at the State of the Africa Region: Skills for Success in a Transforming Africa. The discussion is looking at the main trends shaping economic development on the continent. We cross live to that discussion. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Views: 160 SABC Digital News
The World Bank and Tertiary Education in Sub Saharan Africa
 
03:48
Africa needs higher levels of growth, productivity and job creation. This requires countries to invest more strategically in the key drivers of growth--higher education being one of them.
Views: 1974 World Bank
World Bank Investments
 
03:37
The global economic downtown has led to increased instability in financial and emerging markets. Recently, the World Bank held a discussion on its latest report on world investment and its associated risks. VOA's Carolyn Turner has more.
Views: 437 TV2Africa
ALD interview with Makhtar Diop, Vice President, World Bank Africa Region
 
26:01
Julie Gichuru speaks to Makhtar Diop, the World Bank Africa Region Vice President on matters Africa and the North & North Eastern Development Initiative #AfricaLD
Views: 180 Arimus Media
World Bank - WIZZIT: Banking the Unbanked in South Africa
 
07:27
In many developing countries, particularly in rural areas, access to financial services is costly and very limited. This translates to a large percentage of the population operating on a cash basis only and outside of the formal banking system. It is estimated that 40 percent of South Africa's 45 million population are un-banked or under-banked. However, nearly 60 percent of South Africans have mobile phones. The proliferation of mobile services worldwide has created a unique opportunity to provide social and financial services over the mobile network. WIZZIT, a client of the IFC, is one such 'virtual bank' in South Africa that is challenging the branch legacy that is associated with traditional banks, in order to bank the un-banked. Through its investment in WIZZIT, IFC is supporting an ICT-enabled innovative solution with tremendous development impact. http://www.worldbank.org/connectingafrica
Views: 17615 World Bank
Why should Africa invest in people now?
 
04:29
A conversation with Ritva Reinikka, Director of Human Development, Africa Region, The World Bank. For more information, please visit: http://www.worldbank.org/afr/hd
Views: 2276 World Bank
MIGA, World Bank interview with Herta von Stiegel on investments in Africa
 
00:56
MIGA interview with Herta von Stiegel on investments in Africa
Views: 1364 MIGAWorldBank
World Bank Salutes African Successes
 
06:01
World Bank Africa Region Lead Economist Punam Chuhan-Pole talks about African success stories, including Ghana and Rwanda. For more information on the World Bank's work in Africa, please visit http://www.worldbank.org/africa
Views: 611 World Bank
IDA in Africa
 
01:17
http://www.worldbank.org/ida The International Development Association is meeting Africa's development needs and investing in Africa's future.
Views: 1908 World Bank
NEW World Bank Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
 
04:08
BRICS bank: 5 emerging powers to announce alternatives to IMF, World Bank https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1N85MiTQ-N0gsI3XBCCYbw?sub_confirmation=1 Fed up with U.S. dominance of the global financial system, five emerging market powers this week will launch their own versions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa --the so-called BRICS countries -- are seeking "alternatives to the existing world order," said Harold Trinkunas, director of the Latin America Initiative at the Brookings Institution. At a summit Tuesday through Thursday in Brazil, the five countries will unveil a $100 billion fund to fight financial crises, their version of the IMF. They will also launch a World Bank alternative, a new bank that will make loans for infrastructure projects across the developing world. The five countries will invest equally in the lender, tentatively called the New Development Bank. Other countries may join later. The BRICS powers are still jousting over the location of the bank's headquarters -- Shanghai, Moscow, New Delhi or Johannesburg. The headquarters skirmish is part of a larger struggle to keep China, the world's second-biggest economy, from dominating the new bank the way the United States has dominated the World Bank. The bloc comprises countries with vastly different economies, foreign policy aims and political systems -- from India's raucous democracy to China's one-party state. Whatever their differences, the BRICS countries have a shared desire for a bigger voice in global economic policy. Each has had painful experiences with Western financial dominance: They've contended with economic sanctions imposed by Western powers. Or they've been forced to make painful budget cuts and meet other strict conditions to qualify for emergency IMF loans. Now, says Thomas Wright, a fellow at Brookings' Project on International Order and Strategy, "they want a safety net if they fall out with the West." Developing countries have also been frustrated because the U.S. Congress has refused to approve legislation providing extra money to help the IMF make more loans to countries in trouble. The money is part of a broader reform program that would give China and other developing countries more voting power at the IMF. Uri Dadush, an economist with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, sees no problem with the BRICS countries' development bank and financial crisis fund. But he worries that the five countries' decision to go outside of existing institutions provides more evidence of the "fracturing of the postwar (economic) system that gave us so much peace and prosperity. The system has not been able to adapt to the new reality, the rise of the new powers." The IMF and the World Bank seem to be taking the new challengers in stride. "All initiatives that seek to strengthen the network of multilateral lending institutions and increase the available financing for development and infrastructure are welcome," said IMF spokeswoman Conny Lotze. "What is important is that any new institutions complement the existing ones." Answering a question about the BRICS development bank earlier this month, World Bank President Jim Kim said: "We welcome any new organizations ... We think that the need for new investments in infrastructure is massive, and we think that we can work very well and co-operatively with any of these new banks once they become a reality." http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/brics-bank-5-emerging-powers-to-announce-alternatives-to-imf-world-bank-1.1913479
Views: 6891 Real Thing TV
Somik Lall, World Bank - Africa’s Cities, Opening Doors to the World
 
17:31
Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. In this lecture Somik Lall from the World Bank discusses a deeper reason: African cities are closed to the world. Compared with other developing cities, cities in Africa produce few goods and services for trade on regional and international markets. To grow economically as they are growing in size, Africa’s cities must open their doors to the world. They need to specialize in manufacturing, along with other regionally and globally tradable goods and services. And to attract global investment in tradables production, cities must develop scale economies, which are associated with successful urban economic development in other regions.
USA: WORLD BANK AFRICA PRESS CONFERENCE
 
01:21
English/Nat A major new effort to build roads, power plants, water and electrical systems in Africa is about to begin. Four-hundred (m) million U-S dollars will soon be available to African countries to start projects aimed at improving living conditions on the continent. The programme is being backed by members of the International Finance Corporation. The plan to improve the basic infrastructure of countries in Africa was announced in Washington by the World Bank on Wednesday. World Bank President James Wolfensohn said former South African President Nelson Mandela would chair the fund's advisory board. The African Infrastructure Fund will be made up of public and private money to encourage private investment in Africa's developing infrastructure. SOUNDBITE: (English) "The infrastructure that is available in everything from power to telephones to water is of course lagging other areas of the world and we're very happy that this fund can be put together, and especially happy that it's also done with emerging market partners." SUPER CAPTION: James Wolfensohn, World Bank President The International Finance Corporation has committed 75 (m) million U-S dollars, or about 15 per cent of the overall capital. The fund is expected to provide a significant amount of finance for infrastructure projects in Africa. It's also expected to generate significant capital investment in regional markets. SOUNDBITE: (English) "We think that Africa is at a turning point, Africa is at a take-off point where the proper application of capital can bring a surge of development and of course therefore a better life for all of its people. We are of course, as Jim said, putting our own money to work in this fund, as we do in every fund that we put forth. We have had a presence in Africa for a long long time and we're really pleased that this fund will enable us to further that presence." SUPER CAPTION: Edward Matthews, American International Group Vice Chairman The fund will invest in projects that bring improved services to consumers, such as affordable and more reliable electricity, better roads and bridges and improved water and sewerage services. A team of consultants will assess each proposed project and work in the region to help ensure that building goes according to plan. The World Bank says the fund is part of the response that African reformers have been seeking from international financial institutions. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/21a19186e29f5f5dba468aa08bce24dc Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 17 AP Archive
China and the World: Africa | Dr. Deborah Bräutigam
 
01:00:52
For more information, please visit: http://www.ncuscr.org Given its experience of colonialism, Africans have long been suspicious of Chinese intentions on the continent. In 1966, the first president of Congo-Brazzaville, Fulbert Youlou, warned that China not only sought to colonize Africa but “would in due course turn the entire continent into a gigantic rice field.” Recent allegations of unprecedented Chinese state-sponsored acquisitions of African farmland seem to indicate that Youlou’s prediction is materializing. These reports have alarmed many who now fear that Africa, with its large tracts of untouched arable land, will enter a new colonial era. In her book, Will Africa Feed China?, National Committee director Deborah Bräutigam, a leading expert on Sino-African affairs, analyzes the nature of Chinese agricultural investment in Africa. After conducting research in several African countries, Dr. Bräutigam discovered that despite claims of a calculated Chinese plan to control rural Africa for its own purposes, Chinese agricultural investment in Africa has been remarkably limited; in fact, China exports more agricultural goods to Africa than it imports. The concern is not limited to agriculture; Chinese investment throughout Africa has generally been viewed through a neocolonial lens. The widespread suspicion calls into question the foundation of Sino-African relations. Dr. Bräutigam discussed her book, and Chinese policy in Africa more generally, at the first installment of our 50th Anniversary special series, China and the World, with the National Committee on February 25, 2016 in New York City. Dr. Deborah Bräutigam is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy, director of the International Development Program, and director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her most recent books include The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Will Africa Feed China? (OUP, 2015). Before joining SAIS in 2012, she taught at Columbia University and American University. Dr. Bräutigam’s teaching and research focus on China's overseas engagement; African development strategies; governance and foreign aid. She has twice won Fulbright research awards and is the recipient of fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and research grants from the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the UK Centre for Economic Policy and Research. She has served as a consultant for Transparency International, the United Nations, the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development, GIZ (the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the German Corporation for International Cooperation), the Danish International Development Agency, the African Development Bank, and USAID. Dr. Bräutigam has been a visiting scholar at the World Bank, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, and has advised more than a dozen governments on China-Africa relations. Dr. Bräutigam received her Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
World Bank chief speaks on how quality education could pay off for Africa's growth
 
05:42
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says countries that have improved their educational and health outcomes the most have grown by far the fastest in the past 25 years. He spoke to CNBC Africa on the side-lines of the 53rd annual meeting of the board of governors of the African Development bank.
Views: 117 CNBCAfrica
Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa: Partnering for Growth
 
04:09
More than half of Brazil's population is of African descent and strong cultural and social ties, as well as shared geological and climatic conditions, bind the two regions. Because of this, Sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil are natural partners for trade, investment and knowledge exchange.
Views: 9399 World Bank
World Bank urges East Africa to accelerate electricity cooperation
 
02:39
The World Bank is urging regional governments in East Africa to accelerate their cooperation on electricity. The lender says electricity exchanges will bring down the cost of Energy and also improve access, a move likely to speed up economic growth in the wider East Africa region. CGTN's Michael Baleke reports from Kampala. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 2914 CGTN Africa
China and Africa: Partnering for Growth
 
05:49
Over the past two decades, China has become an important partner in Africa’s growth and development. The World Bank is working to further this relationship in order to help Africa close infrastructure gaps, reform its energy sector and boost growth and prosperity so that millions of people lift themselves out of poverty and realize their opportunities for a better life.
Views: 34682 World Bank
Top 10 Easiest Countries in Africa to Run a Business
 
05:01
#africatop10 Africa is the newest and emerging spot for enterpenure and startup.Here are the 10 easiest places in Africa to run a business according to the World Bank’s latest Doing Business report. Here are 10 Easiest Countries in Africa to Run a Business Source: 1.http://www.doingbusiness.org/~/media/WBG/DoingBusiness/Documents/Annual-Reports/English/DB2018-Full-Report.pdf 2.http://ventureburn.com/2017/11/easiest-places-in-africa-to-start-a-business/ Music: http://www.bensound.com Have an idea for an African top 10 video? Leave them in the comment section below. Subscribe for more videos -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Thanks for watching 2nacheki the best #Africa channel on Youtube for Africans to get the latest #africanews #africadance #africanmusic #africalist #africapolitics #africaentertainment & everything #African Support #2nacheki here PayPal: http://bit.ly/help2nacheki Patreon: http://bit.ly/support2nacheki Email us [email protected] for ads partnership, collabos & sponsorship -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 11111 2nacheki
World Bank says Africa's growth to slow down
 
01:57
Africa's economic growth is at its worst in 20 years, according to a World Bank report. The study, Africa Pulse, recommends that more attention is paid to Agriculture as its growth has also stagnated over time. Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter and like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya.
Views: 416 NTV Kenya
World Bank Projects Growth in Africa's Economy
 
01:58
The World Bank has predicted growth of 4.7 % in 2014, rising to 5.1 % in the next two years. These are the headline numbers for the World Bank Global Economic Prospects Report, which indicates that sub-Saharan Africa is shaking off the sluggish first quarter of this year. From Washington, CCTV's Daniel Ryntjes reports.
Views: 544 CGTN Africa
Let Africa Trade With Africa
 
08:37
In Africa, non-tariff trade barriers raise transaction costs and limit the movement of goods, services, people and capital across borders. To further development, African governments must embrace regional integration, break down these barriers and help Africans trade with each other.
Views: 51721 World Bank
World View 30th August 2016 - African Investment: World Bank's stamp approval
 
15:46
World View 30th August 2016 - African Investment: World Bank's stamp approval. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/KTNClassics Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KTNNews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTNNewsKenya For more great content go to http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ktnnews and download our apps: http://std.co.ke/apps/#android KTN News is a leading 24-hour TV channel in Eastern Africa with its headquarters located along Mombasa Road, at Standard Group Centre. This is the most authoritative news channel in Kenya and beyond.
Views: 196 KTNKENYA
Africa's Cities: Opening Doors to the World
 
02:24
Cities in Africa are growing rapidly and have a critical role to play in their countries’ economic growth. Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities by aggressively investing in infrastructure and reforming land markets is the key to accelerating economic growth, adding jobs, and improving city competitiveness. Download the report: http://www.worldbank.org/africascities *** TRANSCRIPT 15 years ago, Rose moved from her rural village to the capital city in search of a better life. She is one of many people moving to a city to be close to opportunities. But her home is in a slum with access to few jobs and services. To harness shared prosperity, Rose and her family need productive jobs, affordable housing, and efficient infrastructure. Urban population in Africa will double within the next 25 years and reach 1 billion people by 2040. The continent has a one in a lifetime opportunity to get urbanization “right”. In Africa, concentration of people in cities has not been accompanied by economic density. Typical African cities share three features that constrain urban development: they are crowded, disconnected, and therefore costly. Compared to Asia and Latin America, Africa’s cities have 40 percent fewer neighbors to interact with and 20 percent more fragmentation near the city center. African cities are also 29 percent more expensive than cities in countries at similar income levels. To grow economically, as they are growing in size, Africa’s cities must open their doors to the world. They need to specialize in manufacturing and produce more goods and services for trade on regional and international markets. And to achieve that, cities need to offer incentives to investors through agglomeration and higher productivity. Cities also must become more livable to their residents by offering services, amenities, and housing for the poor and the middle class. African governments can create cities that work by reforming land markets and regulations and by prioritizing early and coordinated investments in neighborhood infrastructure and services. Cities in Africa are growing rapidly. Productive and livable cities will open Africa’s doors to the world.
Views: 13204 World Bank
Chinese Regime Overtakes World Bank as Africa's Largest Lender
 
00:39
For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://me.lt/9P8MUn The Chinese regime is outstripping the World Bank as the largest lender to Africa.The BBC reported the World Bank offered a total of $11.4 billion dollars in loans to African countries last year. But the Chinese regime gave more--providing nearly 10 billion just to Ghana and billions more to a host of other countries. In some places, like Zambia and Camaroon, the Chinese regime gave 10 times as much as the World Bank--and without any conditions like government transparency or anti-corruption measures. And Chinese currency is replacing World Bank dollars--becoming the new currency for investment in credit-poor African countries.
Views: 492 NTDTV
Transforming Agriculture for Improved Livelihoods in Eastern Africa
 
06:27
http://www.worldbank.org/en/region/afr - Four east African countries -- Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda -- are collaborating proactively to marshal the power of science and tackle common problems facing farmers​.
Views: 25583 World Bank
World Bank forecasts 7.2% growth for Tanzania
 
05:12
The World Bank forecasts that Tanzania will see the second-highest growth in Africa this year, beaten only by Ethiopia. President John Magufuli is investing in ports and railways, among other infrastructure projects to ease movement of goods and people. And as Dan Ashby reports, there may be signs of more investor confidence. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 1703 CGTN Africa
Africa's Economic Outlook by Albert Zeufack - World Bank
 
36:09
For more information visit: www.twasummit.com Given the size and scale of the African continent, U.S. investors are challenged with assessing what country or region and sectors to invest in that may hold the most return on investment with lowest commercial risks. Africa's economic outlook as well as growth areas across the continent will be presented to help simplify the decision making process for potential investors seeking to develop an effective Africa focused strategy. Presenter: Albert G. Zeufack, World Bank Chief Economist - Africa
Views: 150 Nazaru LLC
World Bank Africa Economic Growth
 
01:53
The World Bank reports that economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is likely to slip to 1.6% this year, its lowest level in two decades.
Views: 728 TV2Africa
10 African Countries for Doing Business in 2018
 
05:34
African Countries for Doing Business ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ The Doing Business index is a ranking index system, created by the World Bank Group, which indicates the regularity environment of businesses. A higher ranking, which is indicated by a lower numerical value, specifies a stronger protection of property rights, and visa versa. Ten of these areas have been included in this year’s ranking on the “ease of doing business”. They are: Starting a business. Obtaining a building permit. Connecting to electricity. Transferring ownership. Getting credits. Protecting minority investors. Payment of taxes. Cross-border trading. Enforcing contracts. Resolving insolvency. Following this criteria here are the top ten African economies, as ranked in the 2018 Doing Business report. Mauritius The World Bank has revealed that Mauritius is positioned in 25th place worldwide, and in 1st place in Africa with a score of 77.54. The country is ranked twenty-four places higher this year, from its 49th position in the 2017 Doing Business report. With a score of 77.54 points (out of a total of 100) Rwanda Rwanda emerged in the top 50 countries of the World Bank’s Doing Business report for the first time. Globally, Rwanda is 41st on the “ease of doing business” ranking, compared to the 56th position in last year’s report. In addition, the country has made 52 reforms over the last decade, bringing significant improvements to the environments of business and investment. Morocco This report ranks Morocco in 69th position with a score of 67.91 points. Therefore, Morocco confirms its position as a leader in North Africa, ahead of: Tunisia (88th), Egypt (128th), and Algeria (166th). The kingdom has also managed to climb to the 3rd rank among the Middle East and North African (MENA) countries – behind the United Arab Emirates (21st) and Bahrain (66th), and, for the first time, ahead of the Sultanate of Oman (71st according to the same report). Kenya Kenya has gained twelve places in the 2018 Doing Business report by coming in at the 80th position, compared to the 2017 report when it was ranked 92nd. “The improvements are driven by the government and the private sector in the business environment. Last year Kenya delivered the highest number of business-related reforms on the African continent”, said Adnan Mohammed, secretary of the Industrialization Cabinet. Botswana While it was marked as the 71st country in the World Bank’s 2017 report, Botswana lowered its status in the 2018 report. It is now ranked at 81 and 5th in Africa. South Africa With a score of 64.89, the 2018 report ranks South Africa 82nd. This country has always been the most powerful country in Africa in terms of touristic attraction, as millions of tourists visit South Africa each year to enjoy its beauty. Zambia According to the Doing Business report of 2018, Zambia has gained 13 places – moving from the 98th position to the 85th position. Currently, Zambia has been listed as one of the world’s top 10 economies with the most notable improvements. Tunisia Tunisia, now ranked at 88, has dropped 11 places from its spot at 77 in the 2017 report. Following behind Morocco, the cradle of the Arab Spring is the 2nd country in Doing Business in North Africa. However, once being ranked in 42nd place, the country has dropped 46 spots in just seven years. Seychelles Seychelles scored 61.41 in the 2018 Doing Business report, which placed the country in the 95th position. With a population of 94,913 inhabitants, the country came in 93rd in the 2017 report. By removing administrative barriers and offering a variety of economic incentives, the government has worked hard to create a strong environment for investment. The private sector is playing an important role in the economic dynamism that the country is experiencing. Lesotho With a score of 60.42, Lesotho is ranked in the 104th position worldwide and 10th in Africa. Government officials are making efforts to improve the foreign investment rates in the country, mainly in the tertiary and mining sectors. However, efforts are also oriented to new dynamic sectors such as news technologies and services. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Music Used in This Video: ►https://goo.gl/TIXONx ►https://goo.gl/tQ2HCf ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ► For copyright matters relating to our channel please contact us directly at :https://goo.gl/wRjjJU ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ For Ads Placement & Sponsorship, email us :[email protected] Hirwa10™ Thanks for watching! ❤
Views: 3309 Hirwa 10
Why investing in agriculture is not a lottery - The World Bank
 
21:25
Marc Sadler, Practice Leader of Risk Management and Markets Practice in the Agriculture & Environmental Services Department for The World Bank gives his presentation on 'Investing in agriculture is not a lottery - understanding the risks and managing them "whatever the weather"' at the Agriculture Investment Summit Europe 2013. Agriculture Investment Summit is where you will meet leading agriculture investors and key stakeholders who are committed to promoting sustainable and responsible investing in agriculture. Join live debates, networking roundtables, champagne investor meet ups and panel debates that will focus on how investors make their allocations and the challenges of ensuring responsible and sustainable investing. Visit the website: http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/agriculture-investment-summit-europe Read our blog: http://blogs.terrapinn.com/total-asset/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/totalassetblog Join us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/total-asset?trk=tabs_biz_home
Views: 4507 Total Asset
South Africa Systems Country Diagnostic by the World Bank
 
06:03
South Africa needs a skills revolution if it’s serious about fighting unemployment, poverty and inequality. The World Bank, which today released its Systematic Country Diagnostics for South Africa, says insufficient skills are among the most binding constraints to sustainable development. World Bank senior country economist and co-author of the report, Marek Hanusch joins Siki Mgabadeli for more.
Views: 275 eNCA
IFC-World Bank Help Ghana Introduce Africa's First On-line Collateral Registry
 
04:41
Ghana, one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in Africa, has made significant progress in encouraging private sector growth. Supported by donor partner the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of Switzerland (SECO) since 2010, Investment Climate and Access to Finance teams of the World Bank Group have helped the government of the country develop a modern secured-transactions system that led to the introduction of the first on-line collateral registry in Africa. The video highlights the success story as well as remaining challenges. Stay Connected http://www.facebook.com/IFCwbg http://www.twitter.com/IFC_org http://www.ifc.org/LinkedIn http://www.youtube.com/IFCvideocasts http://www.ifc.org/SocialMediaIndex
Top 10 Best Countries in Africa to do Business
 
07:14
Based on the World Bank's, "Ease of Doing Business" report which assessed government regulations affecting domestic businesses in several countries, The African Exponent compiled 10 African countries best for doing business and here we have it presented to you as Top 10 Best Countries in Africa to do Business.
Views: 29090 Elabor BizTV
World Bank IDA Testimonials: Dede Ahoefa Ekoue, Minister of Planning and Development, Togo
 
01:27
"For now I think just if we measure the sense of IDA impact on the population because health, education, food is about people. IDA is vital for our people. And IDA has the tools to invest in Africa, taking into account, the potential of Africa and taking into account our commitment as Africans to have results. IDA is there to help us multiply what we have already started. So my encouragement to donors is: this is not the time to go back. This is the time to invest on the multiplier effect for Africa and for the world. It is the opportunity to help Africa play its role in the global recovery." - Dede Ahoefa Ekoue, Minister of Planning and Development, Togo
Views: 1199 World Bank
Reducing Perceived Riskiness of Investing in Africa's Infrastructure - Kigali, 20 May 2014
 
01:41:23
Panelists • Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Group; • Mr. Makhtar Diop, Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank; • Mr. Uche Orji, CEO of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority; • Ms. Helen Tarnoy, Founder & Managing Director, Aldwych International • Mr. Tshepo Mahloele, CEO of Harith Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund • Mr. Mahesh Kotecha, President and founder of Structured Credit International Corporation (SCIC) • Mr. David Creighton, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Management and Investment Committees of CORDIANT Description: Infrastructure needs in sub-Saharan Africa are estimated at US$100 billion annually (i.e. 15% of the region's GDP) with a funding gap estimated at US$31 billion, i.e. 5% of GDP. Africa's share of PPPs stood at 7% percent of global private investments in infrastructure ($181 billion). In trying to understand the modest levels of private sector investments in infrastructure in Africa, one important consideration relates to perceptions of risks. There are a variety of risks in each infrastructure transaction i.e. sovereign/ political risk; sponsor risk; construction or completion risk; operational or supply risk; demand & price risk; and financial risk. These risks are already being mitigated in Africa through the use of a variety of actions. Despite these actions, perceptions of the riskiness of investing in Africa's infrastructure remain and the volume of new transactions remains at modest levels. There will be a particular focus on the opportunity for transformational infrastructure projects on a regional basis within Africa and the important role for the Africa50 initiative. It is expected to have a candid discussion of the practical steps that can be undertaken to address both the perception and reality of risk in terms of infrastructure investment in Africa. This seminar will bring together policymakers, developers, African and global investors, as well as finance experts to provide a vision for the role that infrastructure investment can play in Africa's economic growth, and how perceptions of risk can be reduced to enhance investment.
Views: 3846 AfDBGroup
Modern Lighting for Africa's Development: IFC-World Bank Lighting Africa Program
 
09:34
This video, Modern Lighting for Africa's Development, shows how un-electrified low income households and small businesses in rural Kenya have switched from kerosene lamps to portable solar lanterns, and what benefits clean, modern off-grid lighting has brought them. It is intended for development partners. The video includes footage of Lighting Africa's consumer education campaign in Kenya, which focuses on solar portable lanterns. Lighting Africa, a joint IFC and World Bank program, is mobilizing the private sector to build commercial markets for a range of modern off-grid lighting products. The program works with manufacturers, distributors, microfinance institutions, and consumers to make these products accessible to Africa's un-electrified communities.
Sub-Sharan Africa Growth: World Bank projects increase between 2017 and 2019
 
00:38
The World Bank has projected a rise in economic growth for sub-Saharan Africa between this year and 2019. In its latest Africa Pulse report, the bank points to better commodity prices and improved global conditions. It projects the region will grow at 2.6 percent this year, 3.2 percent next year and 3.5 percent in 2019. Growth in sub-Saharan Africa was an estimated 1.3 percent in 2016. The bank says that figure was the worst for the region in more than two decades -- mostly because of poor performance in Nigeria, South Africa and Angola. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 357 CGTN Africa
Donald Kaberuka, former President, African Development Bank, on attracting investment to Africa
 
06:47
In this video, Donald Kaberuka, former President, African Development Bank, shares the African Development Bank’s experience in mobilizing finance for development, including through the Africa50 initiative that seeks to accelerate the rate of infrastructure delivery in Africa, through improved public expenditure management, and through better management of revenues from natural resources in resource rich countries. He emphasizes that foreign aid remains critical for the poorest countries, while in “steady-state countries” the best use of foreign aid is to leverage private capital. This video is part of the World Bank Group's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on "Financing for Development: Unlocking Investment Opportunities".