The World Bank Spending by Strategy Result Area in 2020 (Core and Non-Core Expenditure and Encumbrances)

Total:   $ 8 386 230



The World Bank provides financial and technical support to developing countries with the overarching aim of ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity. Ensuring everyone has access to essential services regardless of ability to pay is a critical part of this drive. Under the UNAIDS Division of Labour, the World Bank and UNDP co-lead the support for efficiency, effectiveness, innovation, and sustainability of the global HIV response. In collaboration with WHO, the World Bank co-leads the work programme on integrating people-centred HIV and health services in the context of stronger systems for health, particularly the decentralization and integration of HIV-related services. Contribution is also made to other areas, including prevention among key populations and youth; advancing gender inequality and combatting gender-based violence; HIV-sensitive social protection; education, with a particular focus on girls; serviced in situations affected by fragility, conflict, and violence.

Through its 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 2020 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, e.g., its flagship Human Capital Project to drive more and better investments in people and making HIV a core component of effective and equitable health systems and broader efforts to advance sustainable development for all. Furthermore, The World Bank engaged in direct project support through mechanisms such as the Global Financing Facility, which specifically dedicated to maternal and child health and developing and leveraging financing mechanisms such as the Advance UHC Multi-Donor Trust Fund to support lower-middle-income countries transitioning from external financing to spending more of their national budget on health, while also sustaining progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), including essential HIV-related services.

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