At any given moment in locations around the globe, people are engaged in development projects designed to improve living standards and reduce poverty. In FY11, the World Bank provided $46.9 billion for 303 projects in developing countries worldwide, with our financial and/or technical expertise aimed at helping those countries reduce poverty.
The Bank is currently involved in more than 1,800 projects in virtually every sector and developing country. The projects are as diverse as providing microcredit in Bosnia and Herzegovina, raising AIDS-prevention awareness in Guinea, supporting education of girls in Bangladesh, improving health care delivery in Mexico, and helping East Timor rebuild upon independence and India rebuild Gujarat after a devastating earthquake.
Visit these pages to explore in depth how the Bank partners with governments, communities and private sector businesses to implement sustainable development:
- Project Profiles
See and hear for yourself how people are tackling real problems with practical solutions that contribute to real development.
- Project Database
Browse project data by country, region, sector, priorities and themes.