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 the World Bank make a water and sanitation project in Uganda disability inclusive?
How can Nepal ensure inclusion of marginalized children and youth through its education system?
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?
What Should the World Bank Prioritize in its Response to COVID-19?
March 31, 2020
Field Visit to the Rani Jamara Kuleriya Irrigation Scheme Project
March 24, 2020
Tropical Forests Are Being Destroyed. What Are Multilateral Banks...
March 04, 2020
How Can the World Bank (and Others) Do Better Monitoring Impacts...
January 22, 2020
Impact of World Bank Policy and Programs on the Built Environment in Egypt
Civil Society Guide to the World Bank's Environmental and Social Framework
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?
World Bank and Climate Change: How Much Ambition, How Much Action - and What Comes Next?
For the good of all: A community guide to monitoring development projects (Arabic)