Floating solar technologies are paving the way to scale up the use of solar energy, especially in countries where land is a constraint.
© Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

Seychelles achieves the world first with sovereign blue bond which the World Bank helped structure and launch, working with three impact investors.
© Julien Million/World Bank

Despite decline in extreme poverty, broader measures show billions still struggle to meet basic needs.
© Iwan Bagus/IFC
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The World Bank Group has two goals,

To end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way

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We engage the development community with real-world statistics

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Between June 2, 2017, and May 1 this year, 128 governments introduced a record 314 reforms benefitting small and medium business and entrepreneurs, enabling job creation, and stimulating private investment. These reforms are tracked – and inspired – by the World Bank Group’s Doing Business Index ranking 190 countries on the ease of doing business within their borders. Read More.


We support countries' poverty reduction strategies

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We provide analysis and advice for developing countries

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We help developing countries find solutions to the toughest global and local development challenges—from adapting to climate change to boosting food security to increasing access to energy.

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