With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership consisting of five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Since 1947, the World Bank has funded over 12,000 development projects, via traditional loans, interest-free credits, and grants. The World Bank’s ‘Access to Information’ policy ties into over 200,000 published documents on World Bank projects which contribute to understanding development policies and programs. These reports, working papers, and documents, along with the primary data on which they are based, are available online and through their website.
The World Bank Group works in every major area of development and provides a wide array of financial products and technical assistance to help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face. Their funding has contributed to the Global Cybersecurity Capacity Program, one of the key initiatives that the World Bank has taken in an attempt to bridge existing gaps in cybersecurity capacities of its client countries (more information on the Cybil ‘projects’ page).
These efforts work to:
- End extreme poverty: by reducing the share of the global population that lives in extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030.
- Promote shared prosperity: by increasing the incomes of the poorest 40 percent of people in every country.