Beyond financing, The World Bank’s IDA is present in all poor countries, works across all sectors, and supports a country’s development objectives.
Women beneficiaries of IDA-funded social protection and nutrition programs in the village of Soavina in Madagascar. © Sarah Farhat/World Bank

World Bank Group President David Malpass reflects on the urgency of our mission, and the challenges ahead after a recent visit to Africa.
Students in the Primary School of Soavina, Madagascar. © Sarah Farhat/World Bank

To enhance the overall climate resilience of Small Island Developing States, the World Bank has increased assistance to the transport sector there.
People in a pickup truck on a muddy road. © Conor Ashleigh/World Bank
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The World Bank Group has two goals,

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

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We engage the development community with real-world statistics

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For the first time in five years, global gas flaring increased. Newly released estimates from satellite data show a 3% increase in 2018 to 145 billion cubic meters (bcm), which is equivalent to the total annual gas consumption of Central and South America. 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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