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For Immediate Release
May 25, 2004

World Bank Issues $40 Million Grant to Support Education in Iraq
Iraq Fact of the Day

The World Bank recently issued their largest grant in 30 years to the Iraqi Ministry of Education. This grant - which will not have to be repaid like World Bank loans - provides $40 million to print and distribute 72 million new textbooks for the 2004/2005 school year. There will be 600 titles available for the six million primary and secondary school children across Iraq. This generous grant from the World Bank is one more example of the international community pulling together to support a new Iraq.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority

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