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SDG 1. No Poverty


Supporting Transformational Change for Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity


World Bank Group Engagement in Small States


World Bank Group Engagement in Resource-Rich Developing Countries: The Cases of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Zambia


The Poverty Focus of Country Programs


World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States


Conversations: Is Growing the Non-Farm Economy the Key to Reducing Rural Poverty?

 

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SDG 2. Zero Hunger


The World Bank Group and the Global Food Crisis


Lessons from Land Administration Projects: A Review of Project Performance Assessments


Growth and Productivity in Agriculture and Agribusiness


Mali: Project to Support Grassroots Initiatives to Fight Hunger and Poverty

 

 

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SDG 3. Good Health and Well-being


World Bank Group Support to Health Financing


Later Impacts of Early Childhood Interventions: A systematic Review


Delivering the Millennium Development Goals to Reduce Maternal and Child Mortality


Improving Effectiveness and Outcomes for the Poor in Health, Nutrition, and Population


World Bank Support to Early Childhood Development

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SDG 4. Quality Education

 

World Bank Support to Education Since 2001


Accelerating Growth Skills and Knowledge – An evaluation of the World Bank Group’s support for Higher Education


What the Education for All Project in Nepal can teach us about Improving Equity in Education Access

 

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SDG 5. Gender Equality

 

Women’s Empowerment in Rural Community-Driven Development Projects


Social Safety Nets and Gender: Learning from Impact Evaluations and World Bank Projects

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SDG 6. Clean Water and Sanitation


A Thirst for Change An IEG Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support for Water Supply and Sanitation with Focus on the Poor, 2007–16


Global Program Review: Global Water Partnership

 

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SDG 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
 

World Bank Group Support to Electricity Access


Laying the Groundwork for Rapid Growth in Renewable Energy: Four Lessons from the Experience in China


World Bank Group Engagement in Resource-Rich Development Countries: The Cases of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Zambia


The Power to REnew: Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Electricity Supply from Renewable Energy Resources (coming soon - view the approach paper)

 

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SDG 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

 

Industry Competitiveness and Jobs


The Big Business of Small Enterprises – An Evaluation of World Bank Group Support to SMEs


Investment Climate Reforms


Growing the Rural Non-Farm Economy to Alleviate Poverty. An Evaluation of the Contribution of the World Bank Group



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SDG 9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

 

Capturing Technology for Development


Using Knowledge for Better Development Results


World Bank Group Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship



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SDG 10. Reduced Inequalities

 

Growth for the Bottom 40 Percent: The World Bank Group’s Support for Shared Prosperity


Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Geographic Targeting of World Bank Projects to the Bottom 40 Percent


The Poverty Focus of Country Programs


World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States



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SDG 11. Sustainable Cities
and Communities

 

Mobile Metropolises – An IEG Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support for Urban Transport


Conversations: Preparing for the Future of Urban Transport


Improving Urban Transport: 5 Lessons from Senegal


Towards Urban Resilience-An Evaluation of the World Bank Group's Evolving Approach (2007-2017)(coming soon - view the approach paper).



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SDG 12. Responsible Consumption
and Production

Supporting Transformational Change for Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity


World Bank Group Engagement in Small States

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SDG 13. Climate Action


Climate Change and the World Bank Group: Win-Win Energy Policy Reforms - Phase I


Challenge of Low-Carbon Development: Climate Change and World Bank Group - Phase II


Lessons from Environmental Policy Lending


Local and Regional Pollution Reduction Co-Benefits from Climate Change Mitigation Interventions: A Literature Review


Cool Markets for GHG Emission Reduction in a Warming World - Evaluation of World Bank Group's Support to Carbon Finance (coming soon - view the approach paper)



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SDG 14. Life Below Water

 

Project Performance Assessment Report - Senegal: Integrated Marine and Coastal Resources Management Project and Sustainable Management of Fish Resources Project


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SDG 15. Life on Land

 

Toward a Clean World for All-An IEG Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Pollution Management


Growth and Productivity in Agriculture and Agribusiness


Managing Forest Resources for Sustainable Development


Global Program Review: Forest Carbon Partnership

 

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SDG 16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions


World Bank Group Engagement in Small States


World Bank Group Engagement in Situations of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence


World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States


World Bank Country-Level Engagement on Governance and Anticorruption



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SDG 17. Partnerships for
the Goals

 

Conversations: How can the Private Sector Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals?


Global Program Review: The World Bank's Partnership with the GAVI Alliance


Global Program Review: The Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria


Global Program Review: Global Water Partnership


Global Program Review: Forest Carbon Partnership


The World Bank Group’s Partnership with the Global Environment Facility


Public-Private Partnerships


Public-Private Partnerships in Health