The joint World Bank-IMF advisory body, known as the Development Committee, committed to the G20’s call for more resources for the Bank to help developing countries respond to the global economic...

Angie Gentile |

Yesterday an exciting panel of committed global experts and international leaders spoke compellingly about the extreme problems faced by countries affected by fragility and conflict, and what can...

William Byrd |

Bank President Robert Zoellick told an overflowing room of journalists this morning that these annual meetings come at an important time for the work of the Bank Group and its members. “The G-20...

Angie Gentile |

Over the next five days, the Bank will be featuring a series of video stories, documenting the challenges and results of projects aimed at addressing Turkey’s vulnerabilities to earthquakes, as...

Angie Gentile |

The World Bank announced earlier this year that it would back Mexico’s fight against Influenza A (H1N1) with $205 million in fast-disbursing funds. Since then it has supported more than a dozen...

At the Development Committee closing press conference, Bank President Bob Zoellick together with Agustín Carstens, who is Mexico's Finance Minister as well as Development Committee Chair,...

Nina Vucenik |

Trás el campanazo se disparó una respuesta. El Banco Mundial aumentará su financiamiento en salud y educación hasta por U$7.000 millones. El Informe de seguimiento mundial dejó claro esta semana...

Ximena Gutierrez |

  BBC World yesterday hosted a debate at World Bank headquarters in Washingtonon on how the world's poorest are being affected by the global economic downturn and what can be done to avert a...

Angie Gentile |

Acabo de salir del Foro regional: América Latina y la crisis global, la primera parte concluyó con el discurso de Mauricio Funes, presidente electo de El Salvador. Funes fue el único que habló...

Ximena Gutierrez |

The Bank said today it is mobilizing over $7 billion for health and education to help poor countries battle threats to their social services during the crisis. The new health and education numbers...

Nina Vucenik |