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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April 16, 2015 — The World Bank Group is preparing a new gender strategy to help it support countries and companies achieve gender equality as one pathway to ensuring lasting poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Read More »
April 15, 2015 — World Development Indicators provide a compilation of relevant, high-quality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. The 2015 edition uses the latest available data and forecasts to show whether the Millennium Development Goals have been achieved, and highlights some of the differences between countries and regions that underlie the trends.Read More »
April 7, 2015 — Almost 900 health care workers have contracted Ebola since the epidemic began, and they remain on the frontlines, helping their countries get to zero cases and begin recovery.Read More »
April 18, 2015 — Achieving future development goals will require a “transformational vision that combines all potential sources of financing,” said the Development Committee at the close of the Spring Meetings.Read More »
On April 17-19, thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, and invited participants from the academia and private sectors, gather in Washington DC for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Register Now »
In a speech in advance of the Spring Meetings, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim welcomed new allies in the fight to end extreme poverty, saying “there is more than enough work to go around.” Read More »