Since 1947, the World Bank has funded over 12,000 development projects, via traditional loans, interest-free credits, and grants.

What We do

Three priorities guide our work with countries to end poverty and boost prosperity for the poorest people. Helping create sustainable economic growth, investing in people and building resilience to shocks and threats that can roll back decades of progress.

Our Access to Information policy was the catalyst for initiatives such as Open Data and the Open Knowledge Repository.

We offer support to developing countries through policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance. Our analytical work often underpins World Bank financing and helps inform developing countries' own investments.