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Bangladesh loan for $1.1 billion is approved by the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On 16th December 2014, the office of the World Bank Executive Board approved a loan amounting to $1.1 billion for three projects in Bangladesh. The fund has the potential to benefit almost 36m people by improving the quality of primary education, building coastal communities’ resilience to natural...

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SUN Donor Network members announce spending on nutrition

  |   SUN Donor Network

With the launch of the 2014 SUN Progress Report, the SUN Donor Network has contributed a feature on resource tracking. This builds on a common methodology for tracking financial investments in nutrition which was approved by the SUN Senior Officials Group in December 2013. View the Progress Report...

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Benin hosts a workshop for SUN countries on financing nutrition interventions

  |   SUN Country Network

A regional workshop of tools related to financing nutrition interventions took place in Cotonou (Benin) from 28 to 31 October 2014. The workshop reviewed ownership of tools across costing, financial tracking and participatory local impact monitoring of nutrition interventions. The workshop was organized by the Government...

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The Government of Gambia launches a results based financing project with the World Bank

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 17 September 2014, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare launched a US$8.7 million grant from the World Bank to implement a 5-year results based financing project called the “Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project”. The project is being facilitated by the...

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SUN Networks and technical agencies meet and collectively build knowledge on costing and financial tracking

  |   Uncategorized

On the 16 July 2014, a conference call was organized among participants from the SUN global Networks and from specialized technical agencies to follow-up on the Nairobi Workshop on Costing and Financial Tracking held in November 2013. The agenda included stock-taking of national-level costing exercises as well...

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Undernutrition costs Tajikistan US$41 million annually

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

In February 2012, the World Bank and The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) jointly developed a report to calculate the potential human and economic benefits to be gained from increasing nutrition investments in Tajikistan. This report provides compelling evidence of the potential to improve health and...

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