Future of Work

The future of work is changing across countries at all income levels, requiring a dramatically new approach to social protection and labor policy.

Women selling meat a local market in Buenos Aires. Photo: © Juan Ignacio Coda/World Bank
After Cyclone Idai

After massive devastation in Zimbabwe from Cyclone Idai, a new operation will advance recovery and resilience building to prevent a crisis.

A house destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe. Photo: © Dorte Verner/World Bank
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The World Bank Group has two goals,

To end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way

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We engage the development community with real-world statistics

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Water subsidies disproportionately benefit higher-income households—a result consistent across the 10 countries analyzed in the recent World Bank report, Doing More With Less - Smarter Subsidies for Water Supply and Sanitation.


Across the 10 countries analyzed—Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Bangladesh, and Vietnam—existing subsidies tended to target networked services. Since many poorer households rely on water and sanitation access that are not connected to their homes, there is a disproportionate focus of existing subsidies that benefit wealthier families. Read More


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We help developing countries find solutions to the toughest global and local development challenges—from adapting to climate change to boosting food security to increasing access to energy.

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