The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.
Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.
Vientiane – The Safe Delivery app, symbolizing the power of mobile technology, will soon be in the hands of midwives in Lao People’s Democratic Republic to help make childbirth safer for women across the country, even in the most remote areas.
The innovative smartphone application provides skilled birth attendants with direct and instant access to evidence-based and up-to-date clinical guidelines on basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care (BEmONC), to handle potentially life-threatening complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
JAMAICA Earthquakes and Hurricanes RISK PROFILE
What is a country disaster risk profile?
An estimation of the potential economic losses to property caused by adverse natural hazards.
Country Disaster Risk Profile Applications
- Develop key baseline data
- Evaluate impact of disasters
- Promote and inform risk reduction
- Inform disaster risk financing
After Ebola and Zika, Most Countries Still Not Prepared for a Pandemic
New report outlines how to break the cycle of ‘panic and neglect’ and finance country-level pandemic preparedness
The System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program provides basic health services and essential hospital services for citizens in 7 district of Afghanistan’s Daykundi province. New facilities such as infant warmer, incubator machines coupled with better training and quality health services have noticeably reduced infant and maternal mortality.
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Established in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works.