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Foundation and Private Sector Partnerships

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The World Bank works closely with companies and foundations to advance shared development goals. We partner for advocacy on key issues and to share knowledge, co-create solutions, and undertake collective action. Partnerships focus on climate change, education, food security, and many other critically important challenges that affect millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

The World Bank places high value on these cross-sector partnerships. Through partnerships, we share and blend expertise and other assets. We strengthen each other, accelerate progress, and deepen impact. The business and philanthropic communities tap into World Bank expertise and data, innovative programs, and convening and coordination capabilities. In turn, the World Bank benefits from the added knowledge, know-how, networks, and new ideas that companies and foundations bring to our work.

Businesses engage with the World Bank as part of their commitment to social responsibility; sustainability; and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies.

The World Bank Group’s Partnerships Team helps connect companies and philanthropies with opportunities to work with the World Bank.

Featured Expert

Anna Thompson-Quaye

Lead, Partnerships-Private Sector, Foundations and Think Tanks