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.

Akihiko Nishio |

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.

Kristalina Georgieva |

In Afghanistan, a World Bank program aimed at lifting rural households out of extreme poverty has generated remarkable results.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

The implementation of SDGs can be in jeopardy if disaster risk finance is not considered.

Alfonso Garcia Mora |

April marked the official launch of global consultations to inform the World Bank Group’s first-ever Strategy for Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV).

Franck Bousquet |

Musana Carts, a business that provides clean, solar-powered street vending carts, aims to improve the lives of street vendors in developing countries. Africa’s urban areas are booming,…

Nataliey Bitature, Manon Lavaud |

About this series More blog posts Culture is an essential component of each and every society. It is the fabric that weaves communities together and gives them their unique identity. Acknowledging…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Guido Licciardi |

In 2015, more than 500 million hectares of forests were held by indigenous peoples.  Despite the increase in forest area designated for and owned by indigenous peoples in recent decades,…

Myrna Kay Cunningham Kain |

The global #16Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign started on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ended on International…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

As part of the World Bank Group Annual Meetings that took place in Lima last October, we organized a Wikistage event to discuss the corrosive effects and the social and economic implications of…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |