Without an urgent and concerted global effort to build human capital, people are in danger of being excluded from future prosperity. The World Bank Group is committing to help countries prioritize human capital in a sustained way.

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Our Mission

The World Bank Group has two goals,

To end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way

Who We Are


We engage the development community with real-world statistics

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Over 75% of young children in upper-middle- and high-income countries attend pre-primary schools, compared with one in three in lower-middle-income countries. One in five children in low-income countries is enrolled in pre-primary education.

Children with pre-primary education have better attendance and achievement in primary school. Read more.



We support countries' poverty reduction strategies

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We provide analysis and advice for developing countries

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We help developing countries find solutions to the toughest global and local development challenges—from adapting to climate change to boosting food security to increasing access to energy.

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