For the diverse workforce of the World Bank Group, integrity, ethical behavior, and adherence to corporate values are core to the success of our mission to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity.
Our core values guide everything we do, everywhere we work. They remind us — and anyone working with us — of who we are, what we stand for, and how we get things done. They inspire and guide us to hold ourselves to the highest standards of behavior and actions.
All institutions of the World Bank Group have collectively adopted these core values. Impact, integrity, respect, teamwork, and innovation help us focus on how we achieve our mission. Jobseekers, investors, public and private sector counterparts alike will see our core values in action.
To foster a values-based institution and in line with international best practice, in 2020 the World Bank Group adopted a Code of Ethics exclusively centered around our core values. The new Code of Ethics articulates in detail what our core values mean in practice. The Code, and the values it encompasses, sets the standards to which we hold ourselves accountable.