The World Bank was established after World War II to support reconstruction in Europe. Today, its mission is to reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity around the world. The Bank provides loans, grants and technical assistance to countries and the private sector to reduce poverty in developing and transition countries. It has over 188 member countries and provides more than $30 billion annually for development-focused projects and policy prescriptions on a range of issues it believes will promote economic growth. These include but are not limited to: agriculture, trade policy, health, education, energy and mining.
Will an education program in Lebanon promote inclusion of refugees and children with disabilities?
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Do marginalized children in Lesotho benefit from a World Bank funded education project?
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What is the impact of an irrigation project in Nepal on children?
Can a new coal plant solve South Africa's energy problems?
How will the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia's Gobi desert affect nomadic herders' access to water?
How will dams on the Selenge and Orkhon River in Mongolia affect a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
How deeply can an agricultural project affect child rights?
Land management and territorial development planning in Colombia is important. But whose land...
How has a World Bank-funded roadway in Uganda affected young women and girls in the area?
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How has a power plant in Gujarat affected local fishermen?
How will a new capital city in India affect agricultural laborers?
How will an urban development project in the Philippines affect people with disabilities?
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Forests and the World Bank: What’s the Score?
May 06, 2019
Analysis of the World Bank Sustainable Environmental Management Development Policy Loan for Brazil
Is the World Bank Meeting its Forest Commitments?
CSO Statement on Inspection Panel Reform
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