WBG President in Conversation with Steve Forbes

President David Malpass speaks at the Economic Club of New York on the Bank Group's priorities, economic growth and increased resilience.

World Bank Group President, David Malpass. © The Economic Club of New York
Market Outlook and Handbook for Decision Makers

Mini grids have the potential to provide electricity to as many as 500 million people by 2030 with the right policies and investment.

Solar panels on a farm in Mali. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank
Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity

Investing in infrastructure resilience equals more productive, livable, and inclusive societies and $4.2 trillion in benefits.

Construction of a dam. © Shynar Jetpissova/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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The number of refugees globally rose to 25.9 million in 2018, up from 25.4 million in 2017, and setting a new record, according to newly released UNHCR report and World Bank estimates. The number of people seeking international protection outside of their country of origin has increased 70% since 2011.


Countries producing the largest numbers of refugees include (in order) the Syrian Arab Republic, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar, Somalia, and Sudan. More than half (56%) of the world’s refugees in 2018 came from these six countries. The number of refugees from Syria, South Sudan, and Myanmar has increased rapidly over the last couple of years. 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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