Sweden became a member of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development — the World Bank — on Aug. 31, 1951. Today, Sweden is a member of the five institutions that form the World Bank Group. Sweden and the World Bank work with other member governments to finance projects, design policies, and deliver programs to end poverty in the developing world.
The World Bank’s World Development Report, published annually since 1978, is an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today. Each report provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of development.