Countries must find the political will to insist on the prudence in debt management and transparency in borrowing to avoid the pitfalls of debt.
Students in Primary Seven at Zanaki Primary School in Tanzania. © Sarah Farhat/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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In 107 of 114 economies, there are fewer female than male STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) graduates. Among every 10 STEM graduates in South Korea, Chile, Burundi, Cambodia, and Burkina Faso, only less than 2 are girls. In this digital age, the demand for STEM graduates far exceeds its supply. This disparity in professional choices reflects a missed opportunity. Encouraging more girls into STEM can help fill the supply gap. 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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