Fireside Chat with World Bank Group President

President David Malpass speaks at the Economic Club of New York on the Bank Group's priorities, economic growth and increased resilience.

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World Bank Group President, David Malpass. © Simone D. McCourtie/World Bank
International Development Association (IDA)

Beyond financing, The World Bank’s IDA is present in all poor countries, works across all sectors, and supports a country’s development objectives.

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Women beneficiaries of IDA-funded social protection and nutrition programs in the village of Soavina in Madagascar. © Sarah Farhat/World Bank
Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity

Investing in infrastructure resilience equals more productive, livable, and inclusive societies and $4.2 trillion in benefits.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2019/06/19/lifelines-for-better-development
Construction of a dam. © Shynar Jetpissova/World Bank
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The number of refugees globally rose to 25.9 million in 2018, up from 25.4 million in 2017, and setting a new record, according to newly released UNHCR report and World Bank estimates. The number of people seeking international protection outside of their country of origin has increased 70% since 2011.

 

Countries producing the largest numbers of refugees include (in order) the Syrian Arab Republic, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar, Somalia, and Sudan. More than half (56%) of the world’s refugees in 2018 came from these six countries. The number of refugees from Syria, South Sudan, and Myanmar has increased rapidly over the last couple of years. Read More.

 

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