The World Bank Group (WBG) is pleased to present its Second Edition of “Implementing the 2030 Agenda,” outlining its broad commitment and actions toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In this update you will see many examples of respective projects at the local, national, regional, and global levels and their impact —and in the full range of sectors, including education, health, infrastructure, technology, climate change, gender equality, business development, energy, and many others.
In addition, this update includes a summary of the World Bank Group’s work in supporting financing for the SDGs through IDA, its fund for the poorest nations; IBRD, which serves middle-income countries; IFC, the Bank Group’s private sector arm; and MIGA, its insurance arm. The financing summary also covers policy measures to support domestic resource mobilization; the World Bank Group’s new approach to mobilize private sector capital, Maximizing Finance for Development; and a variety of other innovative efforts to bring additional capital into play to achieve the SDGs.
This booklet was prepared by a core team from the New York, Washington D.C. and Geneva offices of the World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Agenda, UN Relations and Partnerships. A number of teams across the World Bank Group contributed content showcasing their expertise, financing, and leadership towards achieving the SDGs, including: Poverty and Equity, Education; Health, Nutrition and Population; Social Protection and Labor; Agriculture, including the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program; Climate Change; Energy and Extractives; Environment and Natural Resources; Public-Private Partnerships; Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience; Transport and ICT; Water; Gender; Fragility, Conflict and Violence; Jobs; Development Economics; Development Finance; Operations Policy and Country Services; Treasury; IFC; and MIGA.