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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September 24, 2014 — Over a thousand indigenous delegates descended in New York City for the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.Read More »
September 9, 2014 — Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global, pervasive, public health and development issue. Together, we can overcome gender based violence and create a better world for ourselves, our loved ones, and future generations.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.