Europe and the World Bank
Conceived toward the end of World War II at the Bretton Woods conference, the World Bank played an important role in the reconstruction of war-torn Europe. Its first loan, of $250 million, was made to France in 1947. This was followed by other reconstruction loans to the Netherlands, Denmark, and Luxembourg the same year.
Today, the World Bank Group has e...
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.
Award-winning photojournalist Stephan Gladieu traveled through Africa in 2015 documenting the lives of women. His images were unveiled on Feb. 23, 2016, at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris, during the Le Monde Afrique conference on Women: The Future of Africa.