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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world free of poverty on a livable planet.


Our Mission

Our mission is to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity on a livable planet. This is threatened by multiple, intertwined crises. Time is of the essence. We need to write a new playbook to drive impactful development that is:

  • Inclusive of everyone, including women and young people;
  • Resilient to shocks, including against climate and biodiversity crises, pandemics and fragility;
  • Sustainable, through growth and job creation, human development, fiscal and debt management, food security and access to clean air, water, and affordable energy.


To achieve this, we will work with all clients as one World Bank Group, in close partnership with other multilateral institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

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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