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A new World Bank strategy will guide the Bank's work with African governments to build social protection systems that benefit people.
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Barring a serious deterioration in the global economy, the economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa is positive, with an uptick in growth expected to reach to 5.3 percent in 2012 and 5.6 percent in 2013.
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The World Bank joins forces with private and public partners from around the world to eliminate or control 10 neglected tropical diseases -- affecting millions in Sub-Saharan Africa -- by 2020.
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Although growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remained robust in 2011, merchandise exports, tourism receipts, commodity prices, foreign direct investment and remittances are all susceptible to a European recession.
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Kenyan leaders, experts and representatives from various economic sectors joined Lead Economist Wolfgang Fengler for a first-ever World Bank Africa livestream discussion about Kenya's economy.
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