The World Bank serves as an international financial institution granting loans to developing countries. The recipients have to pledge structural reforms in return.
The World Bank's official objective No. 1 is to reduce poverty. This page collates recent DW content on the lender's activities.
Former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick tells DW why he doesn’t want Donald Trump in the White House and why he thinks Hillary Clinton will win. He also has some advice on how the next president should deal with Europe.
The banks of the world are facing special challenges, including financial crises and a changing political landscape. In Europe, a bank stress test has made clear how many financial institutes are badly in need of more capital. In contrast, their competitors in the US are doing much better.