World Bank Piece Highlights Women’s Empowerment Program In Sahel, Discusses Implications For Health

World Bank: Coming Together to Help African Girls Create a Brighter Future
“…The [Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend project (SWEDD)] is financed by the World Bank and implemented by the governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. It aims to empower women and adolescent girls and increase their access to quality education and reproductive, child, and maternal health services. The SWEDD is being implemented with technical support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) through $295 million in financing from the International Development Association (IDA), the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries…” (9/18).