New World Bank project for pastoralism in the Horn
In March 2014, the World Bank approved USD 122 million for a regional project to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa and to strengthen the capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The project is meant to benefit directly 135,000 households in Kenya and Uganda. It seeks to enhance the resilience and coping capacities of pastoral and agropastoral communities in drought-prone areas and to enable the national governments and IGAD to respond effectively to weather-induced emergencies in a coordinated manner. See new item “World Bank boosts support for pastoralists in Horn of Africa”.