Unsafe food costs low- and middle-income economies $110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year.
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The WDI website: a new discovery tool and storytelling platform for our data with information about coverage, curation, and methodologies.
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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

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We engage the development community with real-world statistics

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In much of the world today, the incomes of the poor are growing.

Shared prosperity, defined as the average annual growth in income or consumption of the poorest 40 percent (the bottom 40) within each country, was positive in 70 out of the 91 economies for which data is available. In 49 out of these 70 economies, the incomes of the bottom 40 grew faster than the average. 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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