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External Affairs Europe, through its six European offices, is responsible for the day-to-day relations and dialogue on world development issues with 18 European donor countries as well as with European Union (EU) institutions, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), The United Nations and The World Trade Organization. It also engages on development with global constituencies such as parliamentarians, researchers and academia, civil society and the business community. More...

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What Would the World Be Like
if It Were 4°C Warmer?

A new report synthesizing the latest scientific knowledge on global warming warns we’re on a path to a 4 degree warmer world by the end of the century—with huge implications for humanity.


Report: "China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society"

October 19 - Hans Timmer, Director of the Development Prospects Group presented the World Bank publication at a conference organized by Dagens industri.


Presentation of the World Development Report 2013

October 18 - Martin Rama, Director of the World Development Report 2013 was in Paris to present the latest edition of the WDR on Jobs.

Happening in Europe

Government officials, the private sector, journalists, civil society representatives, and observers gathered in Tokyo on October 9.
The Future of the Global Aid Architecture and Europe’s Role in It, Brussels, May 25, 2012.
Development Dialogue on Anti-corruption, Paris, March 27, 2012.
World Bank at a Glance
Data This new mobile application will answer your questions and provide routes for additional information about what the World Bank is and how it works.
Data Find the most recent data in Europe.

The World Bank's Fund for the Poorest improves lives in 79 countries.

IDA complements the World Bank’s other lending arm–the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)–which serves middle-income countries with capital investment and advisory services. IBRD and IDA share the same staff and headquarters and evaluate projects with the same rigorous standards.
In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations on food security.
A collection of facts and figures from the World Bank's Africa Development Indicators that highlight economic details in Sub-Saharan Africa's 47 countries.
Learn about how we're training teachers, providing clean water, building roads.

Last updated: 2012-11-20


Nov 29, 2012Copenhagen - The Global Crisis and the Impact on Emerging Economics
Nov 21, 2012Africa Can Help Feed Africa: Removing barriers to regional trade in food staples

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