NEW! For the first time, this Guide is published with a companion World Bank at a Glance
app, which offers readers a wealth of information about the Bank
Group at one's fingertips while also keeping readers up to date on
Bank Group activities.
The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of
funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its mission is to
overcome poverty by supporting an inclusive and sustainable
development, enhancing growth with care for the environment, and
creating individual opportunity and hope. Through its five institutions
and in partnership with more than 100 developing countries, the Bank
Group strives to improve health and education, fight corruption, boost
agricultural support, build roads and ports, and protect the
environment. Other projects are aimed at rebuilding war-torn countries
or regions, providing basic services such as access to clean water, and
encouraging investments that create jobs. In addition to this critical
groundwork around the world, various parts of the World Bank Group are
involved in activities ranging from conducting economic research and
analysis to providing financial and advisory services to governments
and private enterprises.
This new, updated third edition of A Guide to the World Bank
provides readers with an accessible and comprehensive overview of the
Bank Group’s history, organization, mission, and work. It
highlights the numerous activities and organizational challenges faced
by the institution, and explains how the Bank Group is reforming itself
to meet the needs of a multipolar, post financial crisis world. The
book then chronicles the Bank Group's work in such areas as climate
change, infrastructure, financial and food crises, rural and urban
development, remittances and migration, and debt relief. For those
wishing to delve further into areas of particular interest, the book
guides readers to sources containing more detailed information,
including publications, Web sites, electronic products, and even mobile
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