International Organization based in United States of America

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.

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20 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

The Water Supply Augmentation Project, led by the Lebanese government, aims to increase the volume of water available to the Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area where approximately half of the Lebanese population lives. The Project is financed by the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and Government of Lebanon.

16 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

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Country Bangladesh

Risks Seismic and hydrometeorological hazards exacerbated by climate change and rapid urbanization

Area of Engagement Scaling up the Resilience of Cities

THE RISKS OF RAPID URBANIZATION

16 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Country Tanzania Risks Flooding in under-serviced informal settlements Area of Engagement Promoting open access to risk information

In Dar es Salaam, an open-source mapping project enables communities to map flood risk, share the data, and protect their city and their livelihoods against future weather disasters.

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