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Ajay Kristalina
Ajay Kristalina

Enhancing IMF-World Bank Collaboration

Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank, today issued a joint on enhancing IMF-World Bank collaboration.


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Food Security Update
Sep 18, 2023

Domestic food price inflation remains high around the world.  Information from the latest month between May and August 2023 for which food price inflation data are available shows high inflation in many low- and middle-income countries, with inflation higher than 5% in 52.6% of low-income countries, 86% of lower-middle-income countries, and 64% of upper-middle-income countries and many experiencing double-digit inflation.

World Bank HQ
Sep 05, 2023

This is only my third month as World Bank President, and I have been overwhelmed by the support, encouragement, and counsel that I have received. The World Bank was founded after a crucible of war and was designed to promote the economic foundations of peace – but on the bedrock of genuine international cooperation.

Aug 31, 2023

The World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced a groundbreaking four-year partnership to drive stronger results for people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ajay Banga
Sep 10, 2023

The world is much different than it was when the World Bank was founded. We face declining progress in our fight against poverty, an existential climate crisis, food insecurity, fragility, a fledgling pandemic recovery, widening disparity, and a crippling war on the borders of Europe.

Morocco earthquake. 10th Sep, 2023
Sep 10, 2023

Following the earthquake of September 9, we express our full solidarity with the Moroccan authorities and people, and offer our condolences to the families of the victims. We also express our willingness to support Morocco in the best possible way

Digital Health
Aug 19, 2023

Digital technology can strengthen health systems, improve health financing and public health, and increase reach to underserved populations, according to a new World Bank report launched today.

Global Seaweed Markets Report rectangular
Aug 16, 2023

A new World Bank report estimates that ten emerging global seaweed markets have a potential growth of up to $11.8 billion by 2030.