Annual Meetings 2017

The Development Committee highlights the need for action to address global challenges and encourages systematic approaches to enhance human capital.
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Watch three successful women entrepreneurs from developing countries as they share their stories of overcoming adversity.
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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the #EndPoverty Day. Join us as we talk economic mobility across generations.
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To end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way

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Since 1970, the electricity generation capacity of Turkey has increased more than 30-fold to reach 70,000 MW in March 2015. In a country of nearly 80 million people, demand for electricity has risen about 7 percent annually in recent years, requiring steady efforts to expand the sources of reliable and clean power. Starting in the early 2000s, through a series of interlinked measures supported by the World Bank Group, the country has worked to meet this growing demand, while spurring private-sector investment and innovation. 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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