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World Bank

by Khristine Custodio last modified Dec 23, 2013 09:08 AM
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world, committed to reduce poverty and support development. Collectively, the World Bank Group claims itself as the world’s largest funder of education, in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and projects for biodiversity, water supply and sanitation.

Inland water ecosystems are often extensively modified by humans, more so than marine or terrestrial systems, and are amongst the most threatened ecosystem types of all. Physical alteration, habitat loss and degradation, water withdrawal, overexploitation, pollution and the introduction of invasive alien species are the main threats to these ecosystems and their associated biological resourcesThe World Bank Group comprises five institutions:

  • The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
  • The International Development Association (IDA)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
  • International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

More about World Bank

The World Bank Group support a wide array of investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. It also facilitates financing through trust fund partnerships with bilateral and multilateral donors. It also helps developing countries through policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance

The World Bank helps governments solve water supply, sanitation, water resource, hydropower and irrigation problems through finance and knowledge.

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Headquarters

1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA

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+1 202 4731000
+1 202 4776391

www.worldbank.org

 

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