The World Bank's projects and operations are designed to support low-income and middle-income countries' poverty reduction strategies.
Countries develop strategies around a range of reforms and investments likely to improve people's lives from universal education to passable roads, from quality health care to improved governance and inclusive economic growth.
Travellers should ideally arrange an appointment with their health professional at least four to six weeks before travel.
However, even if time is short, an appointment is still worthwhile.
Cuenca is a very attractive and historic city with strong echoes of its colonial and prosperous early republican past.
To its north, Ingapirca is the most important Incan site in Ecuador, and Cajas National Park offers wonderful highland landscapes for walkers.
While most travellers have a healthy and safe trip, there are some risks that are relevant to travellers regardless of destination.
These may for example include road traffic and other accidents, diseases transmitted by insects or ticks, diseases transmitted by contaminated food and water, sexually transmitted infections, or health issues related to the heat or cold.
To visit our Hacienda Zuleta, a unique Ecuador hotel and ecolodge, is to experience four centuries of Ecuadorian history seeped in Pre-Colombian, Spanish and Ecuadorian tradition.xplore the highlands of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands with this spectacular tour taking you through world heritage sites Quito and Cuenca, and on to the Galápagos archipelago by land and sea.The Galápagos Islands, formed from volcanic activity six million years ago, host such a variety of unique flora and fauna that it was here Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution.In Ecuador itself, visit UNESCO-listed Quito, which sits in a bowl of snow-capped mountains, and take the Devil’s Nose railway along the Avenue of the Volcanoes to the highland wilderness of Las Cajas National Park, where you might see a puma or a spectacled bear.Tour the Inca ruins of Ingapirca and the beautiful, colonial city of Cuenca, also a UNESCO site.