As the World Bank Group’s largest shareholder, the United States has a long history of supporting the Bank Group’s mission and addressing development challenges of vital importance through its support of Bank Group programs.
The United States was a leading force in the establishment of the World Bank in 1944 and remains the largest shareholder of the World Bank today. As the only World Bank shareholder that retains veto power over changes in the Bank’s structure, the United States plays a unique role in influencing and shaping development priorities.
Through the World Bank Group, the United States participates in a...
The World Bank’s World Development Report, published annually since 1978, is an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today. Each report provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of development.