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Our Vision and Mission


To create a world free of poverty on a livable planet.


To end extreme poverty and boost prosperity on a livable planet.

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.


Our Core Values

  • Impact


  • Integrity


  • Respect


  • Teamwork


  • Innovation


Our core values embody what is most important to us as an institution, and in how we work with each other, our clients and our partners. They guide the decisions we make and the actions we take in carrying out our mission.

A Values-Based World Bank Group

World Bank Annual Report

The Annual Report focuses on how the World Bank is partnering with countries to end extreme poverty by 2030, promote shared prosperity, and support the global sustainable development agenda.


The World Bank Group has improved its ability to measure results and it has adopted standardized metrics across a wide range of sectors to aggregate contributions to development results across countries and across time.


The World Bank Group is accountable to its shareholders and the public through a set of feedback and accountability mechanisms. It continues to refine a set of indicators to track progress on client results and the effectiveness of its operations to demonstrate progress.

Open Development

The World Bank Group has opened its data, knowledge, and research to foster innovation and increase transparency in development, aid flows, and finances. A variety of tools, programs, and policies facilitates these goals.

Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

World Bank Group President

Ajay Banga assumed the role of World Bank Group President on June 2, 2023.


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