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How We're Fighting Conflict and Fragility Where Poverty is Deepest

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

View from cave, Mali. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen bel...

Ending Poverty Means Closing the Gaps Between Women and Men

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Gender gaps in employment, business, and access to finance hold back not just individuals but whole economies--at a time when we sorely need to boost growth and create new jobs globally.

The Way Out of Corruption Is Paved With Good Governance

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Corruption diverts resources from the poor to the rich, leads to a culture of bribes, and distorts public expenditures, deterring foreign investors and hampering economic growth. But, in some ways, corruption is only a symptom.

This Country Pledged The Most To World Bank Fund For Poor

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact

By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Britain was the largest grant donor to the World Bank's fund for poor countries in t...

Unlocking World Bank Resources

Ben Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Leo

2010 will be a very challenging and important year for global development. Nearly every multilateral development bank simultaneously has requested bil...