A founding member of the World Bank, the United Kingdom supports multilateral efforts to promote human and economic development, reduce poverty, and boost shared prosperity around the world.
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December 8, 2014 — The Duke of Cambridge and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim spoke to more than 300 anti-corruption officials assembled for the International Corruption Hunters Alliance meeting.Read More »
December 2, 2014 — The WDR 2015 holds new insights on how people make decisions; it provides a framework to help development practitioners and governments apply these insights to development policy. Read More »
December 2, 2014 — New World Bank Group Report Shows Growth Shrinking, Economic Impact Worsening in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The report comes as World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim begins a two-day visit to West Africa to assess the epidemic’s impact. Read More »
November 23, 2014 — The new "Turn Down the Heat" report explores the risks worsening climate change poses to lives and livelihoods across three regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa.Read More »
October 28, 2014 — Singapore tops the list of business-friendly economies globally, while five of the top 10 most improved countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2015 rankings. 80% of countries in the study improved their business regulations last year. Read More »
Each year, thousands of government officials, the private sector, journalists, academia, civil society representatives, and other interested observers gather in Washington, D.C. for the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Annual Meetings Videos and Statements »