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The World Bank Institute (WBI) is a global connector of knowledge, learning and innovation for poverty reduction. We connect practitioners and institutions to help them find suitable solutions to their development challenges. With a focus on the "how" of reform, we link knowledge from around the world and scale up innovations. Read More »


WBI focuses on seven topics that cut across sectors and regions and reflect strong country demand and the World Bank's corporate priorities.
Climate Change

WBI raises awareness and understanding of the challenges and opportunities of climate change for developing countries.

Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

WBI uses rapid-results approaches and leadership programs to support fragile and conflict-affected states.


WBI helps develop the capacity of client countries to implement, support, and sustain governance reforms.

Growth and Competitiveness

WBI fosters the exchange of knowledge and experience on economic growth and the financial crisis among policymakers and experts.

Health Systems

WBI helps countries improve their health systems by building their capacity to implement health systems reform.

Public-Private Partnerships

WBI helps governments facilitate Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to deliver essential public goods.


WBI partners with institutions and organizations to improve the quality of professional service in urban governance.