The World Bank Spending by Strategy Result Area in 2018-2019 (Core and Non-Core Expenditure and Encumbrances)

Total:   $ 14 969 212



The World Bank provides financial and technical support to developing countries with the overarching aim of alleviating poverty within a generation and a health goal of ensuring everyone has access to essential services regardless of ability to pay. As a UNAIDS cosponsor, it is the lead agency for supporting the planning, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the global AIDS response. The bank co-leads assistance provided on sexual transmission of HIV with UNFPA, and on social protection with UNICEF. The bank helps to define the global response and champions the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.

As of October 2018, the World Bank’s active health, nutrition and population portfolio totalled US$ 14.5 billion in net commitments. Through this lending portfolio, the World Bank funds major health system-strengthening operations that aim to improve the access, quality and affordable efficacy of services, including HIV testing and treatment.

World Bank work in 2018 included numerous maternal and child health projects around the world, many of which contained components specifically addressing HIV-related needs. This work took many forms, including direct project support through mechanisms such as the Global Financing Facility, which is specifically dedicated to maternal and child health; developing and leveraging financing mechanisms such as Sustainable Development Bonds to raise private-sector investor awareness of and investment in the health of women and children, including efforts to combat HIV; and developing analytical products and country-driven case studies to assist decision-makers in determining how to most effectively, efficiently and equitably invest available resources to meet these goals.

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