What is World Bank Group ?
- World Bank Group President
Jim Yong Kim
The World Bank Group, a multilateral development institution, is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for poverty reduction in the developing countries. The Group consists of five institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), first established for post-war reconstruction and now mainly provides assistance to middle-income countries; International Development Association (IDA), which focuses on the poorest countries; International Finance Corporation (IFC), which caters to the needs of the private sector; Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), which provides support for direct investment; and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Message from the World Bank Tokyo Office
- Special Representative for Japan
We at the World Bank Group have set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: ending extreme poverty and promoting what we call “shared prosperity” by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country. Promoting shared prosperity means working to ensure that the growth of the global economy will improve the lives of all members of society and improving their access to life’s essentials, including food, shelter, health care, education and jobs.
Japan contributes substantially to the World Bank Group as the second largest shareholder. Japan’s know-how in the areas of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Universal Health Care (UHC) leads the global discussion. In February 2014, World Bank and Japan launched a joint program, Japan-World Bank Partnership to Mainstream Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries, and Tokyo Disaster Risk Management Hub was established at the World Bank Tokyo Office, to disseminate and mobilize the knowledge exchange.
Japanese nationals only account for 3% of its workforce at the World Bank. Working for the World Bank provides a real sense of fulfillment, an opportunity to utilize the knowledge that you have developed over the years. It also gives a sense of mission to contribute to the nation building. The World Bank expects Japan’s continued contributions to the world development, particularly in the field of disaster risk management and global health.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) / International Development Association (IDA) The World Bank Tokyo Office
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