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.
How can Nepal ensure inclusion of marginalized children and youth through its education system?
How can the World Bank make a water and sanitation project in Uganda disability inclusive?
Do marginalized children in Lesotho benefit from a World Bank funded education project?
What will be the impact of this roads project for Lebanese and Syrians living in Lebanon?
How could a new metro line lead to exclusion of persons with disabilities?
The Bisri Dam aims to bring potable water to Lebanon's largest city, but at what cost?
Greater Beirut Water Supply Project
Will an education program in Lebanon promote inclusion of refugees and children with disabilities?
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?
Learn about why upgrading the Ixiamas-San Buenaventura road is about more than just a road...
Will a household natural gas connections project in Egypt benefit communities?
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?
Countries struggling to recover from COVID-19 are getting World Bank...
May 29, 2020
How Can the World Bank Respond to Both COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis?
May 28, 2020
How is the World Bank Group Tailoring its Approach in Countries Experiencing...
April 23, 2020
How can good practice from the COVID-19 response inform climate action?
April 21, 2020
The impact of the World Bank funded National Agricultural Advisory Services on the livelihoods of Ugandan peasant farmers
Letter to the World Bank on Climate and Development Policy Loans
Civil Society Guide to the World Bank's Environmental and Social Framework
Joint Civil Society Comments on World Bank Group Strategy for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence 2020-2025 Concept Note
Is the World Bank undermining its own climate goals? A mobile-friendly infographic
The World Bank and the (Funny) Math of Delivery
Environmental and Social Impacts of World Bank Funded Projects in Jordan
Democratic Republic of the Congo Country Forest Note: A Strong Overview of Issues and Solutions, but What is the Bank Going to Do?