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.
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Can a new coal plant solve South Africa's energy problems?
Do marginalized children in Lesotho benefit from a World Bank funded education project?
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?
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Will a household natural gas connections project in Egypt benefit communities?
How will a natural gas-fired power plant northwest of Cairo affect farmers' access to water?
How has a power plant in Gujarat affected local fishermen?
How will dams on the Selenge and Orkhon River in Mongolia affect agriculture?
How will a new capital city in India affect agricultural laborers?
How will an urban development project in the Philippines affect people with disabilities?
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October 16, 2018
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Tools for community-led project monitoring: Community surveys in Egypt
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The World Bank Kosovo Power Project
Child Rights and the Country Partnership Framework
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The Impact of the World Bank Funded Kamwenge-Kabarole Road Construction Project on Children
BIC Response to World Bank on SEM DPL Comment