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Welcome to the World Bank

External & Corporate Relations 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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Prince William and President Kim: Hunt Down Corruption

December 8, 2014 — The Duke of Cambridge and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim spoke to more than 300 anti-corruption officials assembled for the International Corruption Hunters Alliance meeting.


World Development Report 2015 explores "Mind, Society, and Behavior"

December 2, 2014 — The WDR 2015 holds new insights on how people make decisions; it provides a framework to help development practitioners and governments apply these insights to development policy.


World Is Locked into 1.5°C Warming, and Risks Are Rising

The new "Turn Down the Heat" report explores the risks worsening climate change poses to lives and livelihoods across three regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa.


Doing Business 2015 Report presentation in Geneva

November 5, 2015 - Augusto Lopez Claros, Director of the Global Indicators Group, presented the latest edition of the Doing Business report "Going Beyond Efficiency".


Jim Yong Kim met President of the French Republic and Heads of international economic organisations

October 17, 2014 — President of the World Bank Group shared his views on the global economy and on policies needed to return to growth.

Global Coalition Backs Universal Health Coverage 
Some 500 leading organizations urge governments to accelerate reforms so people everywhere can access healthcare without being forced into povert.

Ongoing consultations on World Bank Group corporate policies

With IDA's help, hundreds of millions of people have escaped poverty—through the creation of jobs, access to clean water, schools, roads, nutrition, electricity, and more.

The World Bank's Fund for the Poorest improves lives in 81 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.
The World Bank is committed to helping achieve the MDGs because, simply put, these goals are our goals.
Open Development
Phase I of the World Bank's Open Development page aggregates key examples of the Bank's work in promoting openness and transparency in development, from tools and knowledge resources to Bank-wide initiatives. Our second phase will focus on creating a more interactive space to engage.
Learn about how we're training teachers, providing clean water, building roads.

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