The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world and is an observer at the United Nations Development Group. The bank is based in Washington, D.C. and provided around $61 billion in loans and assistance to "developing" and transition countries in the 2014 fiscal year. The bank's stated mission is to achieve the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and building shared prosperity. Its five organizations are the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

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  • The World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative is documenting—through the #EveryID has a story campaign—how official IDs have a transformative effect on people’s lives. In one village in the state of Andhra Pradesh, banking correspondent, Laskhmi shows how the banking system has been revolutionized in recent years with the introduction of KYC (Know Your Customer). VIDEO: Write...

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  • The World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative is documenting—through the #EveryID has a story campaign—how official IDs have a transformative effect on people’s lives. In one village in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the Aadhaar card has brought positive change for many beneficiaries, from pensioners to government administrators. The founder of Aadhaar, Nandan Nilekani, tells the...

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  • The World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative is documenting—through the #EveryID has a story campaign—how official IDs have a transformative effect on people’s lives. Revanna had no identification. Raised in an orphanage, his talents as a soccer player earned him chances to travel abroad. When Aadhaar enabled him to get officially identified so that he got his birth certificat...

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  • The World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative is documenting—through the #EveryID has a story campaign—how official IDs have a transformative effect on people’s lives. In Peru, each citizen has a unique ID number provided through the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (RENIEC), which uses biometrics, such as fingerprints, to authenticate a person’s identity. W...

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  • The World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative is documenting—through the #EveryID has a story campaign—how official IDs have a transformative effect on people’s lives. The Peruvian government placed a high priority on identification for several reasons, including as part of the effort to improve the targeting of social programs. In the early 2000s, new health, education and ot...

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  • Les habitants de la ville côtière de Saint-Louis du Sénégal sont davantage confrontés à l’érosion côtière, à des inondations, et même à des raz-de-marée, du fait de la montée des eaux qui menace chaque année un peu plus leurs terres, leurs biens, leur nourriture et leurs maisons. Les pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest refusent de baisser les bras et ont décidé de trouver ensemble de nouvelles solutions, av...

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  • Hundreds of world leaders, private sector CEOs and philanthropists gathered on the 2nd anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement to reaffirm the global fight against climate change. Hosted by the government of France, the World Bank Group and the United Nations, the One Planet Summit showcased climate-smart projects being implemented in a range of countries, including geothermal energy in Indone...

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  • In Afghanistan's southeastern Khost city, the construction of a school building has boosted girls' enrollment. The Matoon Sarnakot Secondary School received support from the Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) for building construction, which replaced tents. The improved facilities have encouraged more parents to send their children to school, especially girls whom make up 650 out of 1,...

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  • In 2016, 9 million Indonesians worked overseas. The migration process is often grueling – we asked workers for ideas on how to make it easier for them and their families. This is the last of four videos depicting Indonesian migrant workers pursuing a better life. For more, download our report on improving opportunities and protections for Indonesian migrant workers: http://wrld.bg/HbXr30hkz4j

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  • In 2016, 9 million Indonesians worked overseas. What is the upside to moving, and how do they adjust back home upon return? This is the second of four videos on Indonesian migrant workers pursuing a better life. Download our report on improving opportunities and protections for Indonesian migrant workers for more: http://wrld.bg/HbXr30hkz4j

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  • This story isn’t about taking sides. It’s about our economy and our future. The fact is climate pollution isn’t free. Left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions will cause unprecedented global damage. The bill for the damage comes to all of us. Addressing this issue creates opportunity: When polluting has a price, efficiency and innovation are rewarded. Action is underway around the world. This vide...

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  • Just like its neighboring East Asian countries, Vietnam’s key to success is to invest in education. One of the main challenges Vietnam is facing is the need to increase the quality of its universities and for these institutions to offer more training in the skills that the business sector needs. Visit: http://www.worldbank.org/education and http://www.worldbank.org/vietnam TRANSCRIPT We are her...

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  • The Solomon Islands, in the heart of the Pacific, relies on expensive imported fuel for nearly 100% of its electricity. It has some of the highest energy costs in the world and one of the lowest rates of connection in the world, with just 9% of Solomon Islanders connected to the electricity grid. This is the story of Toata Molea, the owner of Didao Service Station in the capital, Honiara. Toata ...

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  • مع تحديات تتراوح من ضعف البنية التحتية، وعدم المساواة الاجتماعية إلى قدرة تمويل محدودة، تعمل مدينة الدار البيضاء على تحديث نموذجها افي مجال لحكامة والإدارة الحضرية. وسيقدم البنك الدولي دعم تقني ومالي، في إطار أول قرض دون وطني باستخدام أداة الإقراض الخاصة بتمويل البرامج وفقا للنتائج، لمساعدة المدينة لتصبح مدينة أكثر تنافسية وجاذبية.

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  • Avec des défis variant entre des infrastructures médiocres, des inégalités sociales et des moyens de financements limités, la ville de Casablanca œuvre à moderniser son modèle de gouvernance et de gestion urbaine. La Banque mondiale apportera un appui technique et financier, dans le cadre du premier prêt infranational utilisant l'instrument du Programme pour les résultats, pour aider la ville à de...

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  • With challenges ranging from poor infrastructure, social inequality to limited financing, the city of Casablanca is working to modernize its governance and management model. The World Bank will provide technical and financial support, as part of the first subnational lending using the Program for results instrument, to help the city become a more competitive and attractive city.

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  • At current rates, the global 2030 universal health coverage targets under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will not be met. Urgent action is needed to speed progress on health service coverage and financial protection. A new report, Business Unusual: Accelerating Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage, looks at common factors among countries that made outstanding progress.

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