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Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

Ajay and Mauritania President and African Union chairperson Mohamed Ould Ghazouani on five ways resources like the International Development Association (IDA) can boost economic growth and transformation in Africa.

Strong Electric Utilities Critical to Clean Energy for All

Strong Electric Utilities Critical to Clean Energy for All

Only 40 percent of utilities in developing countries are financially sustainable, finds a new World Bank report, jeopardizing global energy transition and access goals.

WBG Academy: Transforming the Knowledge Agenda 
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WBG Academy: Transforming the Knowledge Agenda

The new global knowledge platform aims to equip future leaders with development expertise that can help them realize their countries’ full potential.    

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

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We engage the development community with real-world statistics

Open Data On selection, change the data Environmental Trends

Global Forest Loss

Countries with tropical and subtropical forests saw large losses globally between 2001 and 2021.


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We provide analysis and advice for developing countries

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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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