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Energizing Africa: What Will It Take to Achieve Universal Energy Access? 
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New Partnership Aims to Connect 300 Million to Electricity by 2030

The World Bank Group and African Development Bank initiative could halve the number of people in Africa living without electricity access.

Transforming Challenge into Action: Expanding Health Coverage for All 

World Bank Group Aims to Expand Health Services to 1.5 Billion People

The World Bank Group has announced an ambitious plan to support countries in delivering health services, focused on improved affordability, expanded geographic reach, and increased scope.

Collaborative Cofinancing Portal

Innovative Co-Financing Platform Will Improve Development Impact

A coalition of 10 multilateral development banks have launched a new co-financing platform that will allow them to channel additional capital for development scale and impact.

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Poverty rate in IDA countries

In 30 years, the poverty rate has halved in countries supported by the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA).


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