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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March 25, 2015 — Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has managed to reduce poverty, boost education and increase female labor force participation across all social groups and castes.Read More »
March 19, 2015 — WEvolve is a campaign that empowers young men and women to challenge and break through societal norms that lead to gender-based violence. It believes young people – both men and women – can ‘evolve’ and take on new behaviors and healthy relationships that reduce the risk of gender violence.Read More »
March 23, 2015 — Please join us for a special event on how the Social Progress Index measures the inclusiveness of 132 countries and how it is being used by governments, businesses and civil society organizations to drive change. 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.