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

Middle East and North Africa | Project

What will be the impact of this roads project for Lebanese and Syrians living in Lebanon?

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Africa | Project

How can the World Bank make a water and sanitation project in Uganda disability inclusive?

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Latin America | Project

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

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Middle East and North Africa | Project

The Bisri Dam aims to bring potable water to Lebanon's largest city, but at what cost?

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Middle East and North Africa | Project

Greater Beirut Water Supply Project

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Middle East and North Africa | Project

Will an education program in Lebanon promote inclusion of refugees and children with disabilities?

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Asia | Project

How can Nepal ensure inclusion of students with disabilities as it overhauls its national...

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Asia | Project

What is the impact of an irrigation project in Nepal on children?

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Africa | Project

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

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Africa | Project

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

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Europe & Central Asia | Project

How will the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia's Gobi desert affect nomadic herders' access to water?

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Europe & Central Asia | Project

How will dams on the Selenge and Orkhon River in Mongolia affect a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

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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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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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