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.
During the spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the discussion will once again center around Greece. The fight between the IMF and other creditors of the crisis battered country has to do with the further financial credits for Greece. It needs them to pay back its debt.
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.