Watch Annual Meetings development events from Oct 16-19. Comment and engage with experts.Calendar of Events

WATCH REPLAY

Ahead of the World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meetings, World Bank Group President David Malpass spoke at McGill University about some of the major challenges and opportunities to achieving good growth.

© World Bank Group
Join Us
Newsletter

Our Mission

The World Bank Group has two goals,

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

Who We Are

Data

We engage the development community with real-world statistics

View More Data Arrow

According to the State of Global Air 2019 report, air pollution was the 5th highest mortality risk factor in 2017 globally. One of the components of outdoor (ambient) air pollution is PM2.5, particulate matter measuring less than 2.5 micrometers in aerodynamic diameter (for context, one strand of human hair has an average diameter of 70 micrometers). These particles are capable of penetrating deep into the respiratory tract and causing severe health damage. Read More

Results

We support countries' poverty reduction strategies

What We Do Arrow

Research

We provide analysis and advice for developing countries

View More Research and Publications Arrow

Image

Topics

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.

Learn More