Focus Areas

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Agriculture and Food

Agriculture and Food

Agriculture can help reduce poverty, raise incomes and improve food security for 65% of the world's poor.

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Climate Change

Climate Change

Without urgent action, climate impacts could push an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030.

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Energy

Energy

Modern energy services can help improve the quality of life for millions worldwide and back progress in all areas of ...

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Environment

Environment

Healthy ecosystems are essential for the long-term growth of economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and ...

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Information and Communication ...

Information and Communication ...

Technological progress is a driving force behind economic growth, citizen engagement, and job creation.

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Land

Land

Land and housing are the most important assets of the poor, but they need secure rights to turn them into economic ...

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Social Development

Social Development

Poverty is more than low income – it is also about vulnerability, exclusion, powerlessness, and exposure to violence.

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Transport

Transport

Transport gives access to jobs, education and healthcare; it connects goods and services to markets and is a key driver of ...

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Urban Development

Urban Development

With more than 80% of global GDP generated in cities, urbanization can contribute to sustainable growth if managed well.

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Water

Water

The World Bank invests in water solutions that enable universal access, promote water security, and build resilient societies.

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Laura Tuck

Vice President, Sustainable Development


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Inclusive Green Growth

In this flagship report, World Bank economists explore the economics of inclusive green growth and real life policy options for ...

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Natural Capital Accounting

Natural capital accounting helps countries go beyond traditional GDP to incorporate natural resources for better economic decisions.

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Climate Finance & Carbon Finance

The World Bank Group's climate finance work supports projects across several sectors that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Disaster Risk Management

Through the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Bank helps reduce vulnerability to natural disasters and climate ...

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The World Bank's Fund for the Poorest

IDA is helping the poorest nations build resilience to climate change and promoting sustainable development to minimize their ...

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Washington, DC
Ana Elisa Luna Barros
+1 (202) 473-2907
alunabarros@worldbankgroup.org