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 could a new metro line lead to exclusion of persons with disabilities?
What will be the impact of this roads project for Lebanese and Syrians living in Lebanon?
Will an education program in Lebanon promote inclusion of refugees and children with disabilities?
How can Nepal ensure inclusion of students with disabilities as it overhauls its national...
What is the impact of an irrigation project in Nepal on children?
Do marginalized children in Lesotho benefit from a World Bank funded education project?
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?
Behind the Numbers: Deconstructing the World Bank’s Climate-Finance...
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IDA19 Replenishment Update
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The DR Congo Country Forest Note: How about a Little Respect?
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Disability Must Have Standalone Commitments in IDA 19
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Unlocking the World Bank’s Access to Information Policy
Democratic Republic of the Congo Country Forest Note: A Strong Overview of Issues and Solutions, but What is the Bank Going to Do?
For the good of all: A community guide to monitoring development projects (Arabic)
Environmental and Social Impacts of World Bank Funded Projects in Jordan
Is the World Bank Meeting its Forest Commitments?
Applications of Forest Monitoring Tools for Development Projects
World Bank Group Forest-Sector Impacts: Has the Forest Action Plan Made a Difference at the Country Level?
BIC Project Brief: Jordan Second Programmatic Energy and Water Sector Reforms DPL