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Development Topics

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Aid works best when a country's overall policy and expenditure framework is appropriate, its institutions are strong, its private sector is vibrant, and its government and people are strongly committed to reform.

The World Bank recognizes that two important engines of economic growth that will benefit the poor are the private sector and poor people themselves. As a result, the Bank's strategic priorities—in Africa and elsewhere—are based on two pillars: building the climate for investment, jobs, and sustainable growth; and investing in poor people and empowering them to participate in development. Refer to the links below for information about the Bank's focus on the following topics:

Blue arrow Africa Impact Evaluation Initiative
Blue arrow African Diaspora Program (ADP)
Blue arrow Anti-Corruption
Blue arrow Booster Program for Malaria Control in Africa
Blue arrow Bujagali Hydropower Project
Blue arrow The Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project
Blue arrow Climate Change
Blue arrow Community Driven Development
Blue arrow Conflict and Development
Blue arrow Distance Education and ICTs for Learning in Africa
Blue arrow Education
Blue arrow Energy
Blue arrow Forestry in Africa
Blue arrow Gender
Blue arrow Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP)
Blue arrow Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative
Blue arrow HIV/AIDS
Blue arrow Human Development (HD)
Blue arrow Indigenous Knowledge (IK)
Blue arrow Infrastructure
Blue arrow Knowledge Partnerships
Blue arrow Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
Blue arrow Norwegian Education Trust Fund (NETF)
Blue arrow Oil, Gas, Mining, and Chemicals
Blue arrow Participation and Civic Engagement
Blue arrow Partnerships in the Africa Region
Blue arrow Private Sector Development
Blue arrow Secondary Education in Africa (SEIA)
Blue arrow Social Protection
Blue arrow Statistics in Africa
Blue arrow Tertiary Education in Africa (TEIA)
Blue arrow Trade
Blue arrow Transport
Blue arrow Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP)
Blue arrow Urban Development
Blue arrow Water Supply and Sanitation
Blue arrow Water Resources Mgmt










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