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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim: 'Count on Us'

April 1, 2014 - Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington in advance of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, President Kim outlined how the Bank is positioning itself to better achieve its goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity.

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Parliamentary Field visit to Tanzania
The Parliamentary Network, the IMF and the World Bank are bringing a international delegation of members of parliament (MPs) to Tanzania for a four day field visit as part of the Network’s “Parliamentarians in the Field” program. This program has taken over 300 MPs from both developed and developing countries to countries where the IMF and the World Bank are active.
World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings 2013
The Annual Meetings and the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.
Procurement Policy Review: Consultations
The World Bank is reviewing its operational procurement policy and procedures, in a two-year process, from March 2012 through 2014. The two-stage review (PDF) - endorsed by the Board of the Executive Directors in February 2012 - includes consultations throughout its duration.The World Bank is reviewing its operational procurement policy and procedures, in a two-year process, from March 2012 through 2015. The two-stage review, endorsed by the Board of the Executive Directors in February 2012, includes consultations throughout its duration.
World Bank Annual Report 2013
This Annual Report focuses on the work of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), collectively known as the World Bank. We encourage you to explore the Annual Report 2013 website to learn more about the Bank's work.
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January 22, 2014 in London - Joel Hellman, Director of the World Bank Center on Conflict, Security, and Development, met with members of the UK International Development Committee at the Houses of Parliament. The Committee Chair, Sir Malcolm Bruce, and the Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF, Jeremy Lefroy, were in attendance. A rich discussion that laid the groundwork for further engagement, covering recent developments in the World Bank's work.

Openness - Accountability - Results
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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.
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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.
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A focus on results is at the heart of the World Bank Group’s approach. View results of development projects that countries, all over the world have achieved.





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