The Human Capital of all children fuels the prosperity of their generation and of the global economy. That is why building Human Capital is a project for the world.
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At the close of the 2018 Annual Meetings, the Development Committee communiqué stressed on the critical importance of building human capital.
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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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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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