World Bank Group

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.

Ongoing Projects

Europe & Central Asia | Project

How will the Oyu Tolgoi mine affect water resource management?

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Europe & Central Asia | Project

How will dams on the Selenge and Orkhon River in Mongolia affect agriculture?

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Latin America | Project

How could a new metro line lead to exclusion of persons with disabilities?

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Africa | Project

Can a new coal plant solve South Africa's energy problems?

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Africa | Project

Do marginalized children in Lesotho benefit from a World Bank funded education project?

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Europe & Central Asia | Project

How deeply can an agricultural project affect child rights?

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Latin America | Project

Land management and territorial development planning in Colombia is important. But whose land...

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Africa | Project

How has a World Bank-funded roadway in Uganda affected young women and girls in the area?

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Latin America | Project

Learn about why upgrading the Ixiamas-San Buenaventura road is about more than just a road...

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Middle East and North Africa | Project

Will a household natural gas connections project in Egypt benefit communities?

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Middle East and North Africa | Project

How will a natural gas-fired power plant northwest of Cairo affect farmers' access to water?

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Asia | Project

How has a power plant in Gujarat affected local fishermen?

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Asia | Project

How will a new capital city in India affect agricultural laborers?

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Asia | Project

How will an urban development project in the Philippines affect people with disabilities?

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