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Stakeholder Relations

The Bank's engagement with stakeholders has been a source of innovative solutions to country needs and development challenges. The challenges we face today demand collective action. Climate change, conflict, poverty, and fragility cannot be solved alone. Lasting solutions will require new partnerships and coalitions, making stakeholder engagement more critical than ever.  

The WBG engages stakeholders through a variety of consultations, platforms, and channels. From Headquarters to country offices, the WBG interacts daily with stakeholder groups throughout the world, engaging them for different purposes, such as advocacy, partnering, risk mitigation, policy dialogue, strategy consultation, information sharing, and funding via grant mechanisms. These stakeholders include a broad range of actors, such as civil society organizations, faith-based organizations, parliamentarians, and the private sector. 

One World Bank Group Partnership Charter

Developed by a cross World Bank Group team, the Charter affirms the institution’s long-term commitment to partnerships and highlights the principles that underline our work with external partners. It also reinforces our vision of the partner we aspire to be.

As One World Bank Group, we seek to be a valued partner in the country, regional and global spaces. We are a global multilateral organization which draws on the strength of all our shareholders and partners. We work in a fit-for-purpose manner within our governance structure, based on our founding documents and consistent with our policy framework.

1. We respect the role of countries and their governments in leading national development strategies and programs.

2. We believe that no one country or institution alone can address today’s formidable development challenges. A diverse range of partnerships, collaborating across boundaries and borders, is essential.

3. We respect the diverse roles of other development institutions, for example, UN, bilateral agencies, civil society, foundations and non-governmental organizations, and aim as a matter of course to leverage the comparative advantages of our partners for the greatest impact.

4. We work to harmonize and align to the extent possible with other Multilateral Development Banks to the benefit of our client countries.

5. We value the role of the private sector as integral partners for sustainable development.

6. We welcome and embrace learning from stakeholders and working together to find development solutions that achieve greater efficiency, innovation, replicability and scale. We take on the Bank’s responsibility as an institution that produces data and knowledge to be shared in order to generate greater understanding of development challenges and achieve greater impact.

7. We are committed to making the most out of important country, regional, and global fora, whether convened by the World Bank Group or other partners.

8. We will put decency, respect, and transparency at the center of our efforts to build partnerships. By upholding these core values, we will foster trust, collaboration, and innovation.



Civil Society Organizations

Engagement with civil society


Faith-Based Organizations

Engagement with religious leaders and religious organizations



Relations with legislators


Private Sector

Partnering with corporate and private foundations

LTS event at COP27

Corporate and Private Foundations

Engagement with the private sector foundations