World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas after 2019

At the One Planet Summit convened by President Emmanuel Macron of France, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank Group made a number of new announcements in line with its ongoing support to developing countries for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement’s goals. Read More »

From navigating public transport to tracking supply chains, the digital services built on GPS and current mapping data have quietly become part of daily life and commerce. Many countries have made progress in this area but many others still lag far behind. Read Blog »

Until a few years ago, students at this girls’ high school in Kandahar city, Afghanistan studied in tents. Watch how this changed when they moved to a two-story, 20-room school building. Watch Video »