Projects & Programs

The World Bank is the largest external source of financing for water projects, which totaled US$7.5 billion in FY11, comprising 53% for water supply and sanitation, 12.5% for irrigation and drainage, 23.5% for hydropower, and 9.9%for flood protection. The Water practice includes World Bank operations, the Water unit, the Water and Sanitation Program, the Water Partnership Program, the Cooperation in International Waters in Africa, and the Southern Africa Water Initiative.

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Number of additional solar powered irrigation pumps that will be installed by 2018 — an aim to increase access to clean energy in rural Bangladesh where grids are not economically viable.
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