Results at-a-glance

A Footbridge Connects Villages, Boosts Business
Benin

A new 50-meter-long footbridge enables faster and safer travel, and helps boost economic activity among 35,000 residents of Sô-Ava’s villages.

In Ethiopia, Female Entrepreneurs Get a Chance to Pursue Their Dreams
Ethiopia

More than 3,000 female entrepreneurs have benefited from an IDA-funded project that supports a special line of credit for growth-oriented businesses.

Improving the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa and coffee producers in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea

An IDA-supported project has benefited more than 20,000 smallholder coffee and cocoa farmers by helping them manage their crops more efficiently, fight a crop disease threatening cocoa harvests, and gain access to markets. 

Mapping for Results

Increasing trade is key to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Evidence shows that countries open to international trade tend to grow faster and provide more opportunities to their populations. The World Bank Group helps its client countries improve their access to developed country markets and enhance their participation in the world economy.