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Projects & Operations


The World Bank provides low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. Some of our projects are cofinanced with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies, and private sector investors.



World Bank Operations at a Glance

Key lending indicators from the World Bank

A woman swiping her card to draw water at the e-madzi kiosk in Lilongwe. Credit: Henry Chimbali/World Bank
Sep 09, 2020

Replacing Lilongwe’s manually-operated water kiosks with automated systems helps reduce congestion and contact, lowering COVID-19 risk.

The World Bank
Jul 22, 2020

The government can now channel benefits directly into the bank accounts of the poor, enabling widows to withdraw pensions, students to access scholarship money, and workers to receive earnings under cash for work programs etc. without stirring out of their homes.

The World Bank
May 20, 2020

The project aims not only to restore and conserve biodiversity but to support diversification of livelihoods to ease pressures on ecosystems and ensure the environmental protection measures can be implemented by local communities who in turn add to their income streams.