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    Powering the Nile Basin
    (World Bank, Entebbe, 2015-05-01) World Bank Group
    The Nile countries are endowed with substantial energy resources. Yet, these have not been fully tapped and several Nile countries have low levels of access to electricity. This note showcases the achievements made at the regional level to address this issue through cooperative projects of regional significance. These include projects that extend and link transmission lines to achieve interconnections, and ones that promote responsible development and generation of hydropower. The Nile basin initiative (NBI) has played a catalytic role in facilitating these projects, reducing power poverty, and increasing national energy security.
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    Highlights of 15 Years of Nile Cooperation
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-05-01) World Bank Group
    In 1999, nine Nile basin countries came together in a remarkable partnership. They formed the Nile basin initiative as a platform for joint working to better understand and utilize the common Nile resource, to harness the benefits for equitable and sustainable regional economic development. This note highlights the key achievements of this historic endeavor.
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    Changing Lives in the Nile Basin
    (World Bank, Entebbe, 2015-05-01) World Bank Group
    A remarkable program of cooperation in the Nile basin is bringing change to millions of people living in poverty. By promoting trust and cooperation between the 10 Nile countries, the Nile basin initiative (NBI) has enabled these countries to advance a shared vision for development of the region based on sustainable management and equitable use of the Nile water resources. Countries have come together to plan and implement development projects that are proving to be transformative in terms of food, water, and energy security - as well as improving the resilience of some of the poorest in society. Once implemented, these projects promise to benefit nearly 30 million people.
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    Cooperation in the Nile Basin: Sharing and Using Knowledge to Improve Water Resource Management
    (World Bank, Entebbe, 2015-05-01) World Bank Group
    The countries of the Nile Basin have been working together for the past 15 years to build a program of cooperation that allows them to utilize their shared resource equitably for regional economic development. Through the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), they have generated extensive, impartial knowledge and information about the river basin. Developing a common understanding of the river system has been crucial for building trust among the countries. Today, this knowledge is embedded in accessible information systems, informing planning, policies, and projects that are set to improve opportunities for economic growth across the region.