New World Bank financing to increase access to electricity

WASHINGTON DC June 3, 2021 – Almost 400,000 Zanzibaris will have access to new or improved electricity services, while the islands will also experience a reduction in annual unplanned system outages and associated losses, thanks to new funding from the International Development Association ( IDA *) approved today by the …

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Let’s not let this COVID-19 crisis go to waste

Fortunately, a relatively unspoken pearl of wisdom about any crisis is that it is also a source of opportunity. The brief lull of governments in the MENA region as state capacities appear to be focused solely on combating the pandemic, among a litany of other challenges, is an insurmountable chance …

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