Makhtar Diop

Type: Person
Name: Makhtar Diop
Title: Country Director (Kenya Somalia Eritrea) World Bank (Kenya)
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 24 mins ago - 1 reports

Ghana: Ghana Varsities to Benefit From WB Funding

Accra — The University of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will benefit from the World Bank's Uuniversity-based Centres of Excellence in West and Central Africa.This follows the approval of $150 million by the board ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 20 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

‘Centres of excellence’ aim to bridge Africa’s skills gap

The World Bank’s board of executive directors has approved $150 million to finance “competitively selected” centres offering advanced specialised studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related disciplines, as well as in agriculture ... [Published Out-Law.com - 17 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

W/Bank pumps $100m into Burundi’s power projects

Copyright : APAThe World Bank has approved a $100 million grant to fund Burundi’s Jiji and Mulembwe hydropower projects, reports said on Wednesday.Speaking at the signing ceremony, Come Manirakiza, Burundi’s Minister for Energy and Mines, said his government ... [Published StarAfrica.com - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

World Bank to finance advanced STEM education in Africa

Nineteen university-based African Centers of Excellence (ACE) across seven African countries will be receiving a combined grant of $150 million (around R1.6 billion) from the World Bank to help in the advancement of STEM education on the continent.ACEs ... [Published Htxt.Africa - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Uganda's Economic Pulse

Despite projected growth Uganda is still grappling with a growing population that has resulted in sprawling slums. INDEPENDENt/JIMMY SIYA New World Bank report highlights key challenges facing fight against poverty Economic growth in 2014 will be stronger ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

10 NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES TO BENEFIT FROM WORLD BANK’S $150m AID

Ten Universities in Nigeria are among nineteen institutions approved by the World Bank’s Board of Directors to benefit from its $150 million earmarked to finance university-based Centres of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa.The ... [Published Tell Magazine - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

World Bank approves $150m for Nigeria, Ghana, others

World Bank| credits: File copyThe Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank has approved $150m to finance 19 university-based Centres of Excellence in Nigeria and six other countries in West and Central Africa.A statement issued by the bank on Thursday ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Ghana : GHANA gets US $24 million

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved US $24 million for Ghana to help transform Technology, Science, and Higher Education. The project will be funded through International Development Agency credits. Other nations to benefit are Senegal ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

World Bank Hails African CSOs

The World Bank has hailed African civil society organizations (CSOs) and the media as the main drivers of change on a continent on the rise.“Civil society and media are an essential part of the transformation taking place in Africa,” World Bank Vice President ... [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

World Bank Seminars to be Streamed Live

A series of seminars focusing on key issues affecting Africa's development will be held in Washington, DC, this week - and streamed live on the web - to coincide with the World Bank's Spring meetings in the city.The bank's Africa region has announced ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 4 reports

Africa: Education Key to Economic Growth - World Bank

Kigali — HIGH-quality university programmes in Africa, particularly in areas such as the applied sciences, technology and engineering, could dramatically increase the region s competitiveness, productivity and growth.This is according to Makhtar Diop, ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 2 reports

UPDATE 1-Investment inflows, spending spur Sub-Saharan GDP growth rise

Growing investment in Africa'snatural resources and rising household spending will accelerateeconomic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa to 5.2 percent in 2014from 4.7 percent in last year, the World Bank said on Monday.New oil and gas discoveries in countries ... [Published Reuters - Apr 07 2014]

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...and nurturing specialized world-class higher education institutions on the continent," said Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice-President for Africa. "i can no better way to grow african economies, create jobs, and support research in africa, than educating young graduates with expertise in high-demand areas such as chemical engineering, crop science, and the control of infectious diseases."
...the World Bank can contribute to peace and stability in the wider Great Lakes region," said Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa.  "the jiji-mulembwe hydropower project will deliver clean, low-cost hydropower, and development impact for burundi, while also protecting the environment."
"strategic reforms are needed to expand young people's access to science-based education at both the country and the regional level, and to ensure that they graduate with cutting edge knowledge that is relevant and meets the needs of private sector employers." Diop added that a number of African countries are now routinely among the world's fastest-growing countries as a result of sound macroeconomic reforms...

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WB to Finance 19 Centers of Excellence to Help ... [Published Business Ghana - 24 mins ago]
W/Bank pumps $100m into Burundi’s power projects [Published StarAfrica.com - 15 hours ago]
‘Centres of excellence’ aim to bridge Africa’s ... [Published Out-Law.com - 17 hours ago]
Ghana: Ghana Varsities to Benefit From WB Funding [Published AllAfrica.com - 20 hours ago]
$100m to support renewable energy in Burundi [Published Energy Live News - 22 hours ago]
World: World Bank to Finance 19 Centers of Exce... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 23 2014]
WORLD BANK : to Finance New Hydropower Developm... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 22 2014]
World Bank to finance advanced STEM education i... [Published Htxt.Africa - Apr 22 2014]
Uganda's Economic Pulse [Published Individual.com - Apr 22 2014]
Rebased GDP, World Bank and Nigeria’s Realities [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Apr 20 2014]
10 NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES TO BENEFIT FROM WORLD ... [Published Tell Magazine - Apr 19 2014]
Bank approves US$150 million for excellence cen... [Published University World News - Apr 18 2014]
ENVIRONNEMENT : 10 Nigerian Universities, Other... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 18 2014]
Donors pledge US$100 million support to Malawi [Published Malawi Daily Times - Apr 18 2014]
World Bank approves $150m for Nigeria, Ghana, o... [Published Nigeria Punch - Apr 18 2014]
Ghana : GHANA gets US $24 million [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 17 2014]
West Africa: World Bank to Finance Centers of E... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 17 2014]
Fragile States Are Not a Ghetto Group of Countries [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 16 2014]
World Bank To Transform Science & Technology [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 16 2014]
Africa’s youth employment is a challenge [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 16 2014]
Africa needs inclusive transformation to rebuil... [Published The NewDawn - Apr 16 2014]
World Bank : to Finance 19 Centers of Excellenc... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 16 2014]
World Bank Hails African CSOs [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 15 2014]
European Commission : Daily News of 2014-04-11 [Published 4 Traders - Apr 11 2014]
Africa’s economy resilient - World Bank [Published New Vision - Apr 10 2014]
Rwanda: World Bank Hails Rwanda's Growth [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 10 2014]
World Bank Seminars to be Streamed Live [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 10 2014]
African oil and gas attracts near-record foreig... [Published Out-Law.com - Apr 09 2014]
Africa: World Bank Seminars to be Streamed Live [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 09 2014]
World Bank Predicts 5.2% Growth for Sub-Saharan... [Published NigeriaCommunicationsWeek - Apr 09 2014]
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World: World Bank to Finance 19 Centers of Exce... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 23 2014]
Source: World BankCountry: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, World WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence ...
World: Levelling the Field: Improving Opportuni... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 19 2014]
Source: World BankCountry: Ethiopia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World Gender Gap Holds Back Africa’s Women Farmers: New Report Identifies Policy Interventions to Narrow and Eliminate Gender Inequality WASHINGTON, ...
LIVE WEBCAST -- Top Priorities for Africa in 2014 [Published Brookings: Latest From Brookings - Jan 07 2014]
Event Information January 7, 201410:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST Falk AuditoriumThe Brookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Ave., NWWashington, DC This event has reached capacity and registration to attend is now closed. Register here to watch the live webcast. ...
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