Annual Report 2018

Ending Poverty. Investing in Opportunity.

Main Report Sections

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Leadership Perspectives

To meet rising demand around the world, the World Bank Group is harnessing new technologies and developing financial innovations to drive progress on our goals.

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Supporting Clients

By offering financing, knowledge, experience, and a long-term commitment to its country clients, the World Bank is a trusted partner for all its members.

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Development Knowledge

Knowledge is critical to development. The World Bank focuses on evidence-based development solutions and provides global insights for solving development challenges.

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Mobilizing Partnerships

The range of participants within the global development community continues to grow with traditional and non-traditional actors taking on new and changing roles.

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Fiscal Year Data

Review and download additional information about the World Bank and its lending and operations in fiscal year 2018.

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Deploying Resources Strategically

The World Bank combines global reach and country relationships, public and private sector tools, multisector knowledge, and the ability to mobilize and leverage financing.

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Regional Perspectives

World Bank Impact Stories

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Natural Disaster Recover in Dominica

Meet the people working to recover from hurricane Maria and to make their country more resilient.

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Poverty Reduction in Vietnam

Visit rural villages where women and children are being supported to ensure they are healthy and productive.

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Transport Infrastructure in India

Visit new rail lines that will make it more reliable, sustainable, and economical to move goods through the country.

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Horticulture Development in Uzbekistan

Visit a 40-acre intensive fruit orchard that provides harvesting, storing, and packing jobs to local residents.

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Hydropower in Cameroon

Visit a newly built hydropower dam on the River Lom and see how electricity can impact rural areas.

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Urbanization in Sri Lanka

Visit Colombo, where flood protection and urban renewal projects are making the city more livable and sustainable.