With 189 member countries, staff from more global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013: From Shared Risk to Shared Value – the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction PDF 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. The World Bank Group works in every major area of development. We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face.
We face big challenges to help the world’s poorest people and ensure that everyone sees benefits from economic growth. Data and research help us understand these challenges and set priorities, share knowledge of what works, and measure progress. Governments around the world set a new record in bureaucracy busting efforts for the domestic private sector, implementing 314 business reforms over the past year, says the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2019. Climate-adaptation strategies are helping countries like Argentina weather El Niño and other climate risks. Katowice, Poland, from December 3 to 15. Here’s what you need to know.
1 trillion, a faster pace of debt accumulation than the 4 percent increase in 2016, according to the International Debt Statistics 2019. Regional level trends in external debt in 2017 accumulation varied. Much of this increase was driven by a sharp rise in borrowing by two of the region’s largest economies, Nigeria and South Africa, where the external debt stock rose 29 percent and 21 percent respectively. Recognizing the incompleteness of the so called monetary measure of well-being, this year’s Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report proposes a multidimensional poverty measure. Between June 2, 2017, and May 1 this year, 128 governments introduced a record 314 reforms benefitting small and medium business and entrepreneurs, enabling job creation, and stimulating private investment. We help developing countries find solutions to the toughest global and local development challenges—from adapting to climate change to boosting food security to increasing access to energy. The World Bank Group, All Rights Reserved.