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The 2020 Impact Report

The 2020 Impact Report is focused on IBRD Sustainable Development Bonds and Green Bonds, and the IBRD-financed projects supported by these bonds. The report presents results, highlights, issuance, commitment and allocation figures.


The Long Shadow of Informality: Challenges and Policies

The Long Shadow of Informality presents a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of informality over the past three decades, the development challenges associated with informality, the behavior of the informal economy over the business cycle, and a range of policy options to address the challenges associated with informality. 


The 2020 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals

The 2020 Atlas presents interactive storytelling and data visualizations about the SDGs. It highlights trends for selected targets and examines the emerging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the SDGs.


The World Bank Bonds for Sustainable Development Impact Report 2019

This World Bank Sustainable Development Bond Impact Report 2019 is the first impact report covering all bond issuance and the entire portfolio of development activities for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).


The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the World Bank Group: Closing the SDGs Financing Gap

A reflection by the World Bank Group on its efforts in over 170 countries to reach the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This third edition of The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the World Bank Group: Closing the SDGs Financing Gap summarizes our work over the past year on each of the 17 global goals.


Trailblazers: Portraits of Female Leadership in Emerging and Frontier Markets

Trailblazers features the inspirational personal stories of 20 female business leaders and their advice to other female professionals aspiring to top positions. The book highlights the positive impact of their leadership on private sector development in emerging and frontier markets and provides key data on the status of women on boards and in business leadership around the world.


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The 2018 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals

The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals presents maps, charts, and stories related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  It discusses trends, comparisons, and measurement issues using accessible and shareable data visualizations.