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Global Economic Prospects, June 2024 - Report cover page
Global Economic Prospects, June 2024 - Report cover page

Global Growth Is Stabilizing for the First Time in Three Years

Global growth is projected to hold steady at 2.6% in 2024 before edging up to an average of 2.7% in 2025-26. That is well below the 3.1% average in the decade before COVID-19.


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Jun 13, 2024

Canada’s announcement follows a similar one in April, when a first group of 11 countries committed more than US$11 billion to hybrid capital and a new Portfolio Guarantee Platform. With Canada’s contribution, this funding could generate additional lending headroom of more than US$70 billion over 10 years.

Loss and damage fund
Jun 10, 2024

Historic Fund will assist developing countries hit by adverse effects of climate change.

In a historic decision at COP28, an agreement was reached by 198 countries to move forward with a fund to provide financial support to vulnerable countries hardest hit by climate impact. Since COP28, the World Bank has worked with urgency to operationalize the Fund as a World Bank hosted financial intermediary fund (FIF) for an interim period of four years.

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May 21, 2024

In 2023, carbon pricing revenues reached a record $104 billion, according to the World Bank’s annual “State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2024” report released today.

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May 20, 2024

The Republic of Korea’s journey from poverty to prosperity is a great example of IDA's impact. In just six decades, Korea has transformed from one of the world's poorest countries to a global powerhouse.

food security update
Jun 03, 2024

Domestic food price inflation remains high in low- and middle-income countries. Inflation higher than 5% is experienced in in 59.1% of low-income countries (2.0 percentage points higher since the last update on April 25, 2024), 63% of lower-middle-income countries (0.8 percentage points lower), 31% of upper-middle-income countries (2.0 percentage points lower), and 14.5% of high-income countries (1.8 percentage points higher).

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May 31, 2024

The collaboration will provide critical support for countries’ climate strategies—through an integrated, country-led approach to policy reforms and climate investments. Within their respective mandates, the World Bank Group and the IMF will leverage their analytics, technical assistance, financing, and policy expertise to enhance country-driven reform programs.

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May 06, 2024

The global agrifood system presents a huge opportunity to cut almost a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions through affordable and readily available actions, while continuing to feed a growing population, according to a new World Bank report. Recipe for a Livable Planet: Achieving Net Zero Emissions in the Agrifood System outlines actions that every country can take.

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May 02, 2024

Member States of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) have elected Martina Polasek as Secretary-General of ICSID.