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Energizing Africa: What Will It Take to Achieve Universal Energy Access? 
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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 announced an ambitious plan to support countries in delivering health services, focused on improved affordability, expanded geographic reach, and increased scope.

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New Financing Tools and Co-Financing Platform

During the Spring Meetings 10 multilateral development banks launched a new co-financing platform and 11 countries committed $11 billion for new financing tools for global development.

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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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