Global Monitoring Report

The World Bank monitors how the world is doing in implementing the policies and actions for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and related development outcomes. The Global Monitoring Reports, produced jointly with the IMF, are a framework for accountability in global development policy. Published since 2004, this annual publication offers priorities for policy responses by both developing countries and the international community.

Global Partnership for Education

Global Partnership for Education (GPE), launched in 2002, aims to help low-income countries meet the education Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Education for All (EFA) goals. The Global Partnership for Education is a platform for collaboration at the global and country levels. Through the GPE compact, developing countries commit to design and implement sound education plans while donor partners commit to align and harmonize additional support around these plans. Funding is channeled through existing bilateral and multilateral channels and through the GPE fund, which supports countries with insufficient resources to prepare and implement their education sector plans.

Global Practices

(See also Cross-Cutting Solution Areas.) In 2013, the World Bank Group (WBG) adopted a new strategy for achieving two ambitious goals: eradicating extreme poverty by reducing the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day to 3 percent by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40 percent in every country. That strategy leverages the strengths of Bank Group institutions and their unique ability to partner with the public and private sectors to deliver customized development solutions backed by finance, world-class knowledge, and convening services.

Underpinning the strategy are the 14 Global Practices and 5 Cross-Cutting Solution Areas (CCSAs) that, in concert with the Bank Group regions, will pool their expertise to address client countries' most pressing developmental challenges and ultimately enable the Bank Group to meet its goals. The Global Practices are Agriculture; Education; Energy and Extractives; Environment and Natural Resources; Finance and Markets; Governance; Health, Nutrition, and Population; Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management; Poverty; Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience; Social Protection and Labor; Trade and Competitiveness; Transport and ICT; and Water.

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