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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.

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The World Bank Group is building a faster, quicker Bank. We want to become a better partner to governments, the private sector, and, ultimately, the people we serve.

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In these interviews World Bank leaders and other development experts talk about how we can tackle critical global challenges head-on. 

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To create a world free of poverty on a livable planet.

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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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We help developing countries find solutions to the toughest global and local development challenges—from adapting to climate change to boosting food security to increasing access to energy.

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