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About Us


This site is managed by staff of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department (ARD) of the World Bank Group.

In collaboration with colleagues in the Sustainable Development Network and across the Bank, ARD works to reduce poverty through sustainable rural development. To this end, ARD provides analytical and advisory services to the Bank's regions on a wide range of agriculture and rural development topics.

These services include the preparation and implementation of the ARD Action Plan, monitoring of the Bank's portfolio of agriculture and rural projects, and promoting knowledge sharing among agriculture and rural development practitioners, inside and outside the Bank, in order to continually improve the Bank's activities in rural areas.

If you have any questions or comments related to agriculture and rural development, please select Contact Us under Resources on the left.

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