With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
The World Bank Group works in every major area of development. We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face.
We face big challenges to help the world’s poorest people and ensure that everyone sees benefits from economic growth. Data and research help us understand these challenges and set priorities, share knowledge of what works, and measure progress.
This World Bank debt conference brought together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to reflect on the latest developments in sovereign debt markets and discuss possible solutions to the developing country sovereign debt crisis.
A panel event covering issues ranging from the urgency of debt transparency to the reforms that would equip countries to manage debt more effectively, freeing resources for investment in key areas.
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This event brought together a panel of experts from borrower and creditor countries, academia, and the World Bank to discuss efforts and concrete actions to support debt data transparency.
World Bank experts explain how we gather data about countries' debt levels and why that matters for development.