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Climate Change

World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan 2021-25: Highlights

The highlights of our forthcoming Climate Change Action Plan show how we will help countries fully integrate climate and development to deliver on our twin goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

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Global Gas Flaring Report

Seven Countries Account for Two-Thirds of Global Gas Flaring

According to the World Bank’s 2020 Global Gas Flaring Tracker, from 2019 to 2020, oil production declined by 8 percent, while gas flaring dropped by 5 percent. Gas flaring satellite data from 2020 reveals that Russia, Iraq, Iran, the United States, Algeria, Venezuela and Nigeria remain the top seven gas flaring countries for nine years running. 

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Climate Change

Deploying Digital Tools to Withstand Climate Change in Low-Income Countries

Mapping, micro-tasking and visualizing tools are critical to reduce the impact of climate change in the world’s poorest countries.

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The World Bank Group has two goals,

to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way

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We engage the development community with real-world statistics

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The global COVID-19 vaccination campaign will be the largest in history. The delivery of COVID-19 vaccines presents challenges unprecedented in scale, speed and specificities, especially in low- and middle-income countries. In November 2020, anticipating the availability of safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19, the World Bank together with WHO, UNICEF, the Global Fund, and Gavi rolled out readiness assessments in more than 100 low and middle-income countries. Read More


We support countries' poverty reduction strategies

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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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