World Bank brings Ebola funding to nearly $1 billion

November 4, 2014 9:41 AM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank's private sector arm pledged $450 million (282 million pounds) on Wednesday to support trade, investment and employment in the three West African countries affected the most by the deadly Ebola outbreak.

The announcement from the bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) brings total World Bank commitments for Ebola to nearly $1 billion in the past three months, an unprecedented rapid response for a development institution that has been accused of dragging its feet on project approval in the pa...

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