The World Bank supports social development by listening to poor people and promoting their voices in the development process; understanding and addressing their needs, priorities and aspirations; and building formal and informal institutions.
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June 26, 2014 — A new World Bank project will provide $107 million in financial grants to Burundi, DRC and Rwanda to provide integrated health, counseling and legal services to survivors of gender-based violence.Read More »
June 2, 2014 — Artists from around the world gathered recently at the World Bank Group's headquarters in Washington, D.C., to discuss the role art can play in tackling gender-based violence.Read More »
May 12, 2014 — Through the Myanmar National Community Development Project, rural communities are repairing schools, building wells, and constructing other small scale infrastructure they need most. Read More »
The International Development Association, the World Bank's fund for the poorest, provides the finance needed to rebuild the state and develop the infrastructure people need to resume peaceful and constructive lives.