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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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 »
October 27, 2014 — Global leaders including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim are making a historic visit to the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and new financial assistance for countries in the region, totaling more than $8 billion over the coming years. Read More »
October 24, 2014 — The World Bank Group’s emergency response to the unfolding Ebola crisis is to help contain the spread of infections, assist countries in coping with the economic impact, and improve public health systems throughout West Africa.Read More »
October 1, 2014 — In a speech in advance of the World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meetings, President Jim Yong Kim spoke about the World Bank Group’s goal of boosting shared prosperity, saying, “We are working to ensure that the growth of the global economy will improve the lives of all members of society, not only a fortunate few." 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 »