World Bank commits to invest additional $5 billion in the Great Green Wall over the next five years, despite shortcomings in its existing investments in the initiative highlighted by IEG.
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A May World Bank-led statistical operation has used a new method to estimate purchasing power parities, allowing it to more than halve the estimated number of people living on below $1.25 per day.
With South Sudan set to become the world's newest - and potentially poorest - country in July, a big question remains about what should be done with Khartoum's $37.8 billion foreign debt, including around $1.6 billion owed to the IMF and $600 million to the World Bank.
Government officials and development groups have criticised the failure of the World Bank and developed countries to deliver financial aid promised to Southern Sudan.