The World Bank

The World Bank

Education is fundamental to development and growth. From encouraging higher enrollment to promoting learning for all, the World Bank Group plays a significant role in education globally. The WBG’s support to education focuses on areas that matter to developing countries: Investing in young children (from birth to age five) before they even enter primary school — ensuring they have the right stimulation, nurturing and nutrition — is one of the smartest investments a country can make to address inequality, break the cycle of poverty, and boost productivity.

  • Year of Inception


  • Geo Focus

    Low-Income Countries, Middle-Income Countries, High-Income Countries, Low and Middle-Income Countries, High and Middle-Income Countries

  • Financilas

    2000-2017, the WBG invested more than 45,000,000,000 USD in education. The WBG’s lending for education for fiscal year 2017 was 2,850,000,000 USD.