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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September 5, 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 »
July 22, 2014 — The UK hosted the first Girl Summit, aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) within a generation. Voicing his support for the initiative, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim explained why addressing these issues is crucial to the bank’s work towards eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Read More »
July 14, 2014 — A new World Bank-managed trust fund will support social safety nets in some of the world's poorest countries in the Sahel region of Africa. The United Kingdom is a key donor partner, contributing US$75 million. The programs will help the vulnerable and also be "climate-smart" by integrating social protection with disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change.
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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. Register Now »