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The World Bank has helped to fight poverty and improve living standards for the people of Zimbabwe. However, the Bank’s lending program in Zimbabwe is inactive due to arrears and the role is now limited to technical assistance and analytical work focusing on macroeconomic policy, food security issues, social sector expenditures, social service delivery mechanisms and HIV/AIDS.

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Start of Bank partnership Sept 1980
Total Bank Investment $1,601 (Billions)

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91% in 2008
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Video: Minister of Finance of Zimbabwe Tendai Biti at a press conference of African Finance Ministers.

Preliminary remarks at the press conference of African Finance Ministers held April 16, 2011 in Washington, DC, on the sidelines of the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings.

Audio: Also listen to Tendai Biti in an audio interview

World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings, Washington, D.C., April 16, 2011

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