With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Co-invest Global World Bank Group works in every major area of development. We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face. We face big challenges to help the world’s poorest people and ensure that everyone sees benefits from economic growth. Data and research help us understand these challenges and set priorities, share knowledge of what works, and measure progress. 55 million to reduce stunting rates among children under age 5 in 13 of Rwanda’s highest-burden stunting districts.
Rwanda Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project will support community-based approaches, improve the delivery of high-impact nutrition and health interventions, incentivize frontline community health workers and health personnel, strengthen accountability mechanisms, and promote a learning-by-doing approach to draw lessons on what works and how it can be scaled up. Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health of Rwanda. Good coordination of all stakeholders is critical to our success, and we look forward to working with all our partners on this ambitious endeavor. 1,000 days beyond which stunting becomes largely irreversible. Tim Evans, Senior Director, Health Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank Group. This partnership turns the tide on stunting and lays the foundation for every child in Rwanda to achieve success in school and contribute fully to the country’s future economic prosperity. Miriam Schneidman, Lead Health Specialist and Task Team Leader, the World Bank Group.
10 million grant is provided by the GFF. The project is the centerpiece of the World Bank program and will support innovations in service delivery and roll-out of a new national behavioral change communications strategy. Stunting is a social injustice that hides in plain sight. In Rwanda it is estimated that undernutrition is the underlying cause of 22 percent of all child mortality, 13 percent of primary school repetition, and lower adult wages leading to the annual loss of 11. Martin Short, CEO of The Power of Nutrition. We are honored to contribute to the Government of Rwanda’s ambition to eliminate stunting through this holistic program. Mariam Claeson, Director of the GFF.
The GFF is proud to co-finance Rwanda’s priorities and support multi-sectoral interventions to address stunting with a clear focus on results. 1960, helps the world’s poorest countries by providing grants and low to zero-interest loans for projects and programs that boost economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve poor people’s lives. IDA is one of the largest sources of assistance for the world’s 75 poorest countries, 39 of which are in Africa. Resources from IDA bring positive change to the 1.
5 billion people who live in IDA countries. The Power of Nutrition is an innovative financing mechanism exclusively dedicated to scaling up a comprehensive package of evidence-based and high-impact interventions to improve child nutrition by facilitating better co-ordination and ground-breaking partnership between private donors, non-traditional donors and national governments. The GFF brings governments and partners together around a country-led plan, prioritizing high-impact but underinvested areas of health. The World Bank Group, All Rights Reserved. A region proud of its heritage and invested in its future.
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