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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.

Development Projects


Access the World Bank's lending portfolio of more than 12,000 development projects, including current and historical data since 1947.


Human Capital Project

School children in Tanzania. © World Bank

We can end extreme poverty and create more inclusive societies by developing human capital. This requires investing in people through nutrition, health care, quality education, jobs and skills.


Research and Publications

The World Bank has published over 200,000 documents to increase understanding of development policies and programs. These reports, working papers, and documents, along with the primary data on which they are based, are available online at no cost.

Products & Services

World Bank Annual Report 2018

A woman benefiting from the World Bank’s Expanding Rural Finance Project in Mexico. © Jessica Belmont/World Bank

From the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility, to the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, to action on climate change, the World Bank continues to lead on global issues that impact everyone. Learn how in our Annual Report 2018.


Accelerating Solutions Through Learning

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