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  World Bank Group - Simple English Wikipedia
The World Bank Group is a group of five international organizations.
In short, the World Bank Group’s main mission is 1) to fight poverty and 2) to improve the living standards of people in the developing world.
In general, the World Bank Group is part of the United Nations system.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_Bank_Group   (545 words)

 The World Bank Group in Russia
The World Bank's will remain a partner of the Russian government and people in that difficult process of completing the transition to a market economy until the basis for sustain able growth is established in the years to come.
The Bank's assistance since 1992 initially emphasized the vital role of the emerging private sector and the importance of maintaining financial stability during the transition.
The Bank proposed to the Government to have a brainstorming session during the Spring Meetings with the participation of the Russian delegation and the Bank’s country and sector staff on the agenda and mechanisms of the next thorough review of the portfolio that has been scheduled for June 2001.
www.bits.de /NRANEU/docs/WorldBankRussia.htm   (2663 words)

 The World Bank Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The World Bank provides loans, credits, guarantees, and technical assistance to member country governments, government agencies, or private institutions that can obtain their government's guarantee.
World Bank funds are used by the borrowing country to purchase goods and equipment, construct works, and obtain consultant services needed for these projects.
The World Bank Group is a multilateral lending agency consisting of four closely associated institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).
www.gm-unccd.org /field/Multi/WB/OP_WBG.htm   (480 words)

 India and the World Bank Group
India joined the World Bank in 1944 and is among its oldest members.
It is the World Bank's largest single borrower, with cumulative lending of more than US$47 billion as of June 2000 in market-based loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and development credits from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank affiliate that provides interest-free loans to economies with low per-capita incomes.
All Bank loans to the states will continue to be channeled through the central government, and then on-lent to the states.
www.indiaonestop.com /worldbank.htm   (529 words)

 What is the World Bank Group
The World Bank is a public international financial institution created at the end of World War II whose mission is to provide loans and credits to developing countries for projects that alleviate poverty and promote social and economic development.
Thus, the World Bank Group consists of IBRD, IDA, IFC and MIGA.
The first component is the World Bank, which provides project-oriented loans and credits to developing country governments through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA) but also exerts enormous influence through macroeconomic policy prescriptions, research and technical advice.
www.ciel.org /Ifi/IFIs_WB_Group.html   (646 words)

 CNES: Expansion of World Bank Group's Infrastructure Agenda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While the World Bank is shifting greater resources toward private provision, it is not abandoning investment in the public sector.
The Bank proposes that this level be sustained or increased through the use of guarantees and other mechanisms that encourage private-public partnerships.
Currently, the World Bank Group is programming sizeable increases in infrastructure financing in its Country Assistance Strategies, which lay out the general lending plan over the medium-term (about 3 years) for each borrowing country.
www.servicesforall.org /html/worldbank/infrastructure_agenda.shtml   (2811 words)

 Bulgaria - What is the World Bank?
The World Bank is not a “bank” in the common sense, it is an international cooperative owned by its members or “shareholders” which are represented on the Board of Executive Directors.
The World Bank is present in 100 countries and has a staff of approximately 10,600 people from around the world.
While the World Bank provides assistance to developing countries, the IMF serves to stabilize the international monetary system and acts as a monitor of the world’s currencies.
www.worldbank.bg /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/ECAEXT/BULGARIAEXTN/0,,contentMDK:20150216~pagePK:141137~piPK:217854~theSitePK:305439,00.html   (1281 words)

 World Bank President: Woicke in the running?
Woicke, the outgoing head of the private sector support arm of the World Bank Group (the IFC), is apparently becoming a U.S. citizen in the next couple of weeks.
We realise that this is circumstantial evidence, at best, that he is going to be the next head of the Bank Group as a whole.
Before joining the World Bank Group in January 1999 he worked for 30 years for investment bank J.P. Morgan.
www.worldbankpresident.org /archives/000102.php   (342 words)

Globalization –; the growing integration of economies and societies around the world – has been one of the most hotly-debated topics in international economics over the past few years.
Globalization has helped reduce poverty in a large number of developing countries but it must be harnessed better to help the world's poorest, most marginalized countries improve the lives of their citizens, says a new World Bank research report published today.
Includes quotes from James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank.
www1.worldbank.org /economicpolicy/globalization   (303 words)

 Friends of the Earth - Campaigns
For over half a century, the World Bank Group has used taxpayer dollars to fund development projects around the world.
FoE is campaigning to ensure that the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars that are provided to the World Bank through IDA "replenishment" do not fund more failure at the institution.
World Bank President James Wolfensohn agreed to commission an “Extractive Industries Review” September 2000, in response to international pressure from Friends of the Earth and others.
www.foe.org /camps/intl/worldbank/index.html   (395 words)

 GreenBiz News | World Bank Group Goes Carbon-Neutral
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2006 - This World Environment Day, the World Bank Group announced its commitment to going carbon neutral at its Washington, D.C., offices, its Spring and Annual meetings, staff commuting, and all operational travel from headquarters.
This means that the emissions from these activities have been offset through investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and through the purchase of verified emissions reductions from projects in developing countries.
This past year, the WBG won a 2005 Green Power Leadership Award -- sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Center for Resource Solutions -- in recognition of "individuals, companies, and organizations that are significantly advancing the development of renewable electricity sources through green power markets."
www.greenbiz.com /news/news_third.cfm?NewsID=31240   (392 words)

 WBG—World Bank Group (Bretton Woods Project)
The World Bank Group is made up of five organisations: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); International Development Association (IDA); International Finance Corporation (IFC); Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) read more...
It has been written to coincide with the World Bank's own progress report of its clean energy investment framework which is being presented on the same day.
What has most surprised World Bank watchers is how little Paul Wolfowitz has changed the institution he took over one year ago.
www.brettonwoodsproject.org /institution/wbg/index.shtml   (808 words)

 World Bank Group | Middle East and North Africa
and the World Bank organize a series of high-level meetings to discuss the importance of the Knowledge Economy and its role for the development of the Middle East and North Africa (MNA) countries.
December 11-13 - Organized jointly by the World Bank's MNA Region, along with the Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI), and the Municipality of Greater Amman (MGA).
The World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings 2004 press briefing on the Bank's work in the Middle East and North Africa Region was held September 29, 2004.
wbln0018.worldbank.org /mna/mena.nsf   (843 words)

 World Bank - SourceWatch
The Bank, which provided US$19.5 billion in loans to its client countries in fiscal year 2002, is now working in more than 100 developing economies, bringing a mix of finance and ideas to improve living standards and eliminate the worst forms of poverty.
Its country offices worldwide deliver the Bank's program in countries, liaise with government and civil society, and work to increase understanding of development issues.
The reduction of the State is present in the 1987 World Development Report of the WB as part of the set of policies that were later discussed for the Consensus.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=World_Bank   (752 words)

 World Bank Group | WB/WWF Forest Alliance
The World Bank/WWF Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use is a strategic, performance-based, global partnership, formed in response to a crisis — the continued depletion of the world’s forest biodiversity, the loss of forest-based goods and services essential for sustainable development, and the resulting severe impacts on the livelihoods of the rural poor.
To address this concern, the Alliance is working with governments, the private sector, and civil society to create 50 million hectares (124 million acres) of new protected areas of forest.
These three "global challenge" targets on areas to be certified, protected, and effectively managed are set as measurable milestones along the road to sound stewardship of the world's forest resources.
lnweb18.worldbank.org /ESSD/envext.nsf/80ByDocName/WBWWFForestAlliance   (240 words)

In the last six months Marguba Abduganieva, a woman living in an provincial town Urgut, has started to raise her own money.  When she is not busy taking care of her little children and doing household chores she works at home.
Tobacco control is a high priority for the World Bank
In December of 2006, the Bank will organize a workshop on improving the welfare of the Uzbekistan's population.
www.worldbank.org.uz   (223 words)

 The Whirled Bank Group
Washington DC World Bank President Retires; Search for New President Is On
The World Bank seeks a new President to implement failed policies and ensure continued global poverty.
A rebuttal to the widely-distributed misinformation circulated by the World Bank.
www.whirledbank.org   (103 words)

 The World Bank
The Young Professionals Program is a starting point for an exciting career in the World Bank.
The Program is designed to attract outstanding young and motivated individuals from around the world, who have demonstrated a commitment to development, supported by academic success, professional achievement and potential for leadership.
The Program recruits through a highly selective and competitive process and then facilitates their rapid integration into the World Bank's business and culture.
lnweb28.worldbank.org /hrs/careers.nsf/key/ypp   (123 words)

 IFC News - Press Releases & FeaturesIFC Goes Carbon Neutral on World Environment Day
As the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation is part of this effort.
For the remaining emissions of 18,000 tons CO, IFC purchased carbon offset credits in the form of verified emissions reductions from projects by the Forestry Agency ("Moldsilva") in Moldova, and Precious Woods in Costa Rica.
To track its carbon emissions and calculate the necessary amount of offsets to purchase, IFC partnered with the World Resources Institute to develop a greenhouse gas inventory.
www.ifc.org /ifcext/media.nsf/Content/IFC_Carbon_Neutral   (416 words)

 World Bank Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The World Bank Group (http://www.worldbank.org/) is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance.
To assess the qualifications of firms and to assist borrowers in establishing a short list, the Bank maintains a computerized roster of consulting firms interested in doing business on Bank-financed projects, called the Data on Consulting Firms (DACON) system.
Suppliers, contractors, and consultants can learn more about this process by attending a Business Briefing at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, or reading the Guide to International Business Opportunities.
www.exportmichigan.com /ibp_ns_selling_wb.htm   (330 words)

 Data - Key Development Data & Statistics
The data presented here are the most widely-used, official-source development data from the World Bank and other international agencies. For additional data and a where-to-find guide, please visit the Data Search page.
Country profiles are drawn from the World Development Indicators 2006 (WDI) database—the World Bank's primary database for cross-country comparable development data.
The indicators shown here are also available through an online Quick Query tool that provides free access to a limited set of the WDI Online subscription database.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/DATASTATISTICS/0,,contentMDK:20535285~menuPK:1192694~pagePK:64133150~piPK:64133175~theSitePK:239419,00.html   (180 words)

World Development Indicators (WDI) publication is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development.
This new GDF website presents reported or estimated data on total external debt for the 135 low-and middle-income countries that report to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System (DRS).
The World Bank offers technical assistance to member countries in need to create an adequate statistical base for the analysis of economic, financial and social developments necessary to guide policy making.
www.worldbank.org /data   (308 words)

 World Bank Speak Out
is the first comprehensive analysis of the new forces and challenges at play in the region since the Bank's seminal report of 1993, The East Asian Miracle.
The report argues that regional flows of goods, finance and technology are helping even smaller East Asian countries reap the benefits of economies of scale and that this regional integration must be encouraged.
Join World Bank Chief Economist for East Asia & Pacific, Dr Homi Kharas, and Economic Adviser, Dr Indermit Gill, on Oct. 5 at 11:00 a.m.
discuss.worldbank.org   (267 words)

 Youthink! | Issues
Some of the world's poorest countries are getting their debts written off.
The natural world is a fragile place that requires care, respect and knowledge by all people.
Wth 1.4 billion of us between the ages of 12 and 24 around the world, youth represent a tremendous opportunity to accelerate economic growth and reduce poverty worldwide.
youthink.worldbank.org /issues   (322 words)

 The World Bank | For Journalists
Most information in the OMBC is released to the public soon after it is provided to the media.
Non-journalists who would like to be informed when new World Bank information is released are invited to subscribe to one or more of our free e-mail newsletters.
but I might want to subscribe to some of the World Bank's free e-mail newsletters.
media.worldbank.org   (195 words)

 Youthink! | Home
With 1.5 billion of us between the ages of 12 and 24 around the world, youth represent a tremendous opportunity to accelerate economic growth and reduce poverty worldwide.
readers and young people from around the world submitted ideas and recommendations, many of which were included in the highly influential World Development Report 2007 entitled Development and the Next Generation.
Your comments might be included in our next feature package.
youthink.worldbank.org   (195 words)

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