Japan joined the World Bank in August 1952, the year after the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty. Starting in 1953, a number of projects were implemented in Japan with World Bank loans for the development of the nation’s economic foundation.
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December 2, 2014 — The World Development Report 2015 argues that policies based on new insights into how people actually think and make decisions will help governments and civil society achieve development goals more effectively. Read More »
November 23, 2014 — The new "Turn Down the Heat" report explores the risks that worsening climate change poses to lives and livelihoods across three regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Read More »