Our mission

1 Billion People live in poverty

The World Bank wants to galvanize international and national support around two goals: to end extreme poverty in a generation and to boost shared prosperity.

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Fueling the developing community with rich-world statistics

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The proportion of the world’s population living in extreme poverty has dropped significantly Data from World Bank


Aid to end poverty; Financing to spread prosperity

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Access the World Bank’s lending portfolio of more than 12,000 development projects, including current and historical data since 1947.


Analysis and advice for developing countries.

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Fighting poverty in all of its dimensions lies at the core of the World Bank’s work. We work closely with governments to develop sound policies so that poor people can improve their livehoods.

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