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The World Bank's new Knowledge Compact builds on our expertise gained over decades of development work to transform our approach to knowledge.

Recipe for a Livable Planet: Achieving Net Zero Emissions in the Agrifood System

Achieving Net Zero Emissions in the Agrifood System

A new World Bank report shows that changes in farm and food production can cut global greenhouse gas emissions by a third.

Water for Shared Prosperity
Water Security

Water for Shared Prosperity

Water security is critical for reducing poverty, but a new World Bank Group report shows that billions of people will remain without water access unless urgent action is taken.

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In most countries in the world, women's participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields remains low.


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