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The World Bank provides low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. Some of our projects are cofinanced with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies, and private sector investors.

Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance Dec 20, 2017

Data Visualization

Explore data covering good regulatory practices in three core areas in 185 countries: publication of proposed regulations, consultation around their content, and the use of regulatory impact assessments.

New Research Dec 12, 2017

Case Study: Trends in Participatory Rulemaking

Using data from the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance, this case study assesses how governments interact with the public when shaping regulation that affects their business community.

Agriculture & Rural Development Feb 05, 2014

Renewable Energy Powers Rural Nepal Into the Future

Micro-hydro plants, built by communities with the help of the government of Nepal and the World Bank are providing electricity, creating jobs and industry, and meeting the energy needs of rural communities, powering ...