The World Bank Group works in every major area of development. We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face.

Three priorities guide our work with countries to end poverty and boost prosperity for the poorest people. Helping create sustainable economic growth, the surest path out of poverty. Investing in people, through access to health care, education, water and sanitation, and energy. Building resilience to shocks and threats that can roll back decades of progress.

Development Projects


Access the World Bank's lending portfolio of more than 12,000 development projects, including current and historical data since 1947.

Knowledge & Innovation

Research and Publications

The World Bank has published over 200,000 documents to increase understanding of development policies and programs. These reports, working papers, and documents, along with the primary data on which they are based, are available online at no cost.

Products & Services


The World Development Report 2016

The World Development Report 2016 on Digital Dividends assembles the best available evidence on the Internet's potential impact on economic growth, on equity, and on the efficiency of public services provision. The report analyzes what factors have allowed some governments, firms, and households to benefit from the Internet, and identify the barriers that limit gains elsewhere.