June 9, 2016 — Through three separate Memorandums of Understanding, the Bank has joined forces with Leonard Cheshire Disability in the United Kingdom, the Nippon Foundation in Japan, and, most recently, Spain’s ONCE Foundation.
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Each spring, thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, and participants from the academia and private sectors, gather in Washington DC for the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. This year’s Spring Meetings events will take place in Washington, DC, April 12-17, 2016. Read More »
Gender equality is central to the World Bank Group’s goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. No society can develop sustainably without transforming the distribution of opportunities, resources and choices for males and females so that they have equal power to shape their own lives and contribute to their families, communities, and countries. Promoting gender equality is smart development policy. Read more »