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NOVEMBER 06, 2018
World leaders pledge US$1 billion to transform health and nutrition of world’s poorest women, children and adolescents
OSLO, NORWAY, November 6, 2018 – The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman Every Child today announced US$1.005 billion in contributions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Burkina Faso, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire the European Commission, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar and the United Kingdom. This will help the GFF partnership on the pathway toward expanding to as many as 50 countries with the greatest health and nutrition needs and contribute to saving and improving millions of lives by 2030. The event today was an important milestone toward the goal of raising as much as US$2 billion to expand to a total of 50 countries; the GFF is expecting additional pledges from new and existing investors who are considering new multi-year commitments.
NOVEMBER 16, 2010
WSBI to Develop New Strategies to Increase the Number of Savings Accounts with Member Banks
BRUSSELS, Belgium--WSBI, the World Savings Banks Institute, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will assist about ten of its members to develop projects to increase affordable, accessible, and sustainable savings services for poor people. The ultimate objective of this program is to double the number of savings accounts for poor people worldwide. Access to savings will give poor people the tools that they need to manage their unpredictable financial lives, build assets, and seize opportunities.