Source: World Bank
Country: Haiti WASHINGTON, November 10, 2016 – The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved today a US$30 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA), the fund for the poorest countries, to improve learning and enrollment of students in the four departments of Southern Haiti most affected by the recent hurricane.

“This project is focusing on the Government’s priorities to resume schooling for the children and families affected by Hurricane Matthew, and improve quality of teaching and learning, so children are better equipped for life and can fulfil their full potential,” said Jean Beauvois DORSONNE, Minister of Education.

Hurricane Matthew left 1.4 million people in need of immediate humanitarian assistance and recorded damages and losses of about 22 percent of the country’s GDP. It also damaged about 3,400 schools and destroyed 500, according to a rapid Damage and Loss Assessment conducted by the Government, with support from the World Bank and

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