There are millions of such inspiring, independent women across South Asia—especially in the poorest countries, which are served by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA).

Hartwig Schafer |

Discover how the World Bank is ramping up climate outcomes through the International Development Association (IDA).

Bernice Van Bronkhorst, Johannes Zutt |

Working for the most vulnerable people: jobs and economic transformation in the face of COVID-19

Samuel Munzele Maimbo |

For those served by the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries—the International Development Association (IDA)—average public debt is estimated to have increased by 7 percentage points to a…

Abha Prasad, Xubei Luo |

The climate crisis is a deeply unfair one: the poorest people contribute the least but are hardest hit. Discover how IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, is stepping up to protect…

Akihiko Nishio |

Even as the wealthiest nations begin to enjoy a return to prosperity and a semblance of normality, the pandemic continues to ravage the poorest countries.

Indermit Gill, Akihiko Nishio |

For the world’s poorest people, COVID-19 has brought an unparalleled social and economic shock. And for those living in countries affected by fragility and conflict, the challenge is compounded.…

Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Stefan Emblad |

Today, after 25 years of progress reducing global poverty, we are at a precarious moment. Poverty is on the rise. The pandemic is estimated to have increased the number of people living in extreme…

Juergen Voegele |

As the world’s poorest countries seek to jumpstart growth and put large numbers of people back to work, the BBB approach presents a compelling choice.

Georgia Harley, Yasmine Acheampong |

The world's poorest countries will need access to scaled up amounts of sustainable financing and a redoubling of efforts to address debt vulnerabilities.

Punam Chuhan-Pole |