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There are tens of thousands of donor-funded development projects worldwide, each governed by countless demands, guidelines and procedures designed to protect the projects and ensure that aid gets to the poor. Experience shows that capacity in developing countries can be improved and strengthened quickly when donors better coordinate their activities and harmonize their procedures.

As such, the World Bank works with other international institutions and donors, civil society and professional and academic associations to improve the coordination of aid policies and

Partnerships at Work

The adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000 solidified an historic global partnership to focus on reaching seven specific targets to reduce poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy. The eighth goal, Develop a Global Partnership for Development by 2015, identifies the means to achieve the other seven.

Here are some of the global partnerships in which the World Bank participates:

  • Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Seeks to protect public health worldwide through the widespread use of vaccines.
  • The Carbon Fund Works to develop viable, flexible market mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.
  • Roll Back Malaria Coordinates the international fight against malaria, which kills more than 1 million people a year, most of them children in Africa.
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Advocates for global action on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and works with civil society, the business community and the private sector.
  • Education for All Focuses attention on education and strives to ensure an education for every citizen in every society.
  • Infodev Works at the intersection of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship to create opportunities for inclusive growth, job creation and poverty reduction.
  • Haiti Reconstruction Fund (HRF) Mobilizes, coordinates and allocates contributions from bilateral and other donors to finance high-priority projects, programs and budget support to help finance post-earthquake reconstruction.
  • Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) Works with developing countries and financial centers to prevent the laundering of the proceeds of corruption and to facilitate more systematic and timely return of stolen assets.
  • Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) Funds, designs, demonstrates, and documents output-based aid (OBA) approaches to improve delivery of basic infrastructure and social services to the poor in developing countries.

Last updated: 2012-01-19

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