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World Bank program aims to strengthen Burkina Faso's agricultural sector

To ease the strain on Burkina Faso, officials recently urged its food producers to take advantage of the World Bank's Agricultural Productivity and Food Security Project, a matching grant program. The match from farmers can be made through land preparation and other community services. The World Bank is encouraging women in particular to make use of the program. Read More »

World Bank devises online learning program for Beninese youth

A program recently developed by the World Bank hopes to expand access to higher education for students in Benin. eLearning Benin allows students to access approximately 20 distance learning programs from universities around the world as an alternative to brick and mortar institutions within the country. The project was developed through the Youth Innovation Fund. Read More »

World Bank selects new country director for Nigeria

Rachid Benmessaoud has been named country director for Nigeria and coordinating director for the West Africa Regional Integration Program at The World Bank. Benmessaoud has been with World Bank since 1990, when he came on as an energy planner. The Morocco native has held various jobs with the company including operations adviser for India and country director for Pakistan. Read More »