Education is a human right, a powerful driver of development, and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. The World Bank Group is the largest financier of education in the developing world, working in 90 countries and committed to helping them reach SDG4: access to inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030.
Our newest update from January 30 shows that domestic food price inflation remains high around the world, with high inflation in almost all low-income and middle-income countries. The countries affected most are in Africa, North America, Latin America, South Asia, Europe, and Central Asia.
As many as 70% of 10 year-olds in low- and middle-income economies can’t read and understand a basic text—what we call “learning poverty.” In his op-ed, originally published in USA Today, World Bank Group President David Malpass shares the four steps that are needed to recover learning losses and transform education.
The World Bank has two goals: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way.
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Food security is defined when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
Climate change, poverty, and inequality are the defining issues of our age. The World Bank Group is the biggest multilateral funder of climate investments in developing countries.
IDA is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries.
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