This chapter features over 60 results stories and achievements from trust funds that cover all Global Practices, Cross Cutting Solution Areas, Regions, and the IFC to highlight the diversity of the trust fund portfolio and emphasize its importance in supporting operational work across all of the WBG. These results stories and achievements provide a snapshot of what the WBG, its partners, and clients were able to achieve through trust fund-financed activities between FY13–FY17.
These results stories are organized around the IDA18 special themes: (i) climate change; (ii) FCV; (iii) gender and development; (iv) governance and institutional development; and (v) jobs and economic transformation. This approach was taken to demonstrate how trust funds fit within the broader WBG strategic priorities and complement IDA priorities and investments.
In addition, the chapter also features results stories from trust funds that allow the WBG to pilot and scale up innovations using ICT, given that a business-as-usual approach may not be sufficient to deliver on the twin goals by 2030