Disasters can erase decades of hard-won development gains in a matter of seconds, with a painful and costly impact that can last for years, and even generations to come. Today, around 90% of urban…
Infrastructure is not gender-neutral. Gaps in access to good infrastructure affect women disproportionately.
Celebrated in its heyday as the world’s fourth-largest lake, the Aral Sea shrunk dramatically after the two major rivers that fed its waters were diverted in the 1960s to irrigate cotton and rice…
Turkey is home to the largest number of refugees in the world. It hosts nearly 4 million refugees, of which about 3.6 million originate from Syria.
We face daunting, interconnected challenges, but IDA – and the entire World Bank Group – will help the poorest countries meet those challenges and continue our drive to end extreme poverty.
As we work on the next IDA replenishment we have a chance to integrate these lessons across our programs that are focused on countries affected by fragility and conflict.
In Afghanistan, a World Bank program aimed at lifting rural households out of extreme poverty has generated remarkable results.