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WBG support was expansive in FY19, with WBG-supported activities reaching well over one billion beneficiaries during the year across the full range of sectors. For example, World Bank support helped nearly 20 million people receive social safety net benefits, while WBG support reached over 100 million people with transportation services, electricity services, financial services, and sanitation services, and over 200 million people with ICT services and health, nutrition, and population services.

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With an emphasis on upstream challenges like strengthening national policies and building institutions, the WBG tailors its support to help client countries address their own specific challenges to achieving the twin goals and SDGs. The breadth and depth of this support—not always easy to quantify or aggregate—goes well beyond the topline statistics.

For example, the World Bank helped Cambodia create sustainable government institutions for health care management that has ultimately improved the quality and equity of its health services, and the country now provides 2 million free visits per year for the poorest Cambodians.

In Argentina, the World Bank helped the government strengthen the country’s road safety management capacity, resulting in significant reductions in road accidents and fatalities in targeted areas, and institutionalizing policies to coordinate the agenda nationally.

And in Somalia, the World Bank responded rapidly to the third devastating drought in two decades and working with partners was able to help the government avoid famine and triple the number of households able to consume at least two meals per day

These examples are drawn from a database of over one thousand results stories from across the globe, available at www.worldbank.org/results.

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Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

WB | Growth
People with enhanced access to transportation services (millions)
People with enhanced access to transportation services (millions)
40.4 million

FY19

WB | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
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WB | Growth
People with enhanced access to transportation services (millions)
People with enhanced access to transportation services (millions)

FCS

7 ( FY19 )

WB | Growth
energy
Generation capacity of energy constructed or rehabilitated (millions)
5,819 MW

FY19

WB | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Growth
energy
Generation capacity of energy constructed or rehabilitated (millions)

FCS

97 ( FY19 )

Baseline

3,530 ( FY18 )

WB | Growth
electricy
People provided with new or improved electricity service (millions)
19 million

FY19

WB | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Growth
electricy
People provided with new or improved electricity service (millions)

FCS

1.8 ( FY19 )

Baseline

20 ( FY18 )

WB | Growth
people
People provided with access to internet (ICT) (millions)
2.9 million

FY19

WB | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
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WB | Growth
people
People provided with access to internet (ICT) (millions)

FCS

0.6 ( FY19 )

Baseline

37.5 ( FY18 )

WB | Growth
woman man
Beneficiaries of job‐focused interventions (millions)
9.7 million

FY19

WB | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Growth
woman man
Beneficiaries of job‐focused interventions (millions)

FCS

1.7 ( FY19 )

Female Beneficiaries

2.9 ( FY19 )

Baseline

10.8 ( FY18 )

WB | Growth
money tree
Individuals that benefited from financial services (millions)
0.42 million

FY19

WB | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Growth
money tree
Individuals that benefited from financial services (millions)

FCS

0.07 ( FY19 )

Female Beneficiaries

0.23 ( FY19 )

WB | Growth
money tree
MSMEs that benefited from financial services (millions)
0.22 million

FY19

WB | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Growth
money tree
MSMEs that benefited from financial services (millions)

FCS

0.002 ( FY19 )

WB | Growth
agriculture
Farmers adopting improved agricultural technology (millions)
3 million

FY19

WB | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Growth
agriculture
Farmers adopting improved agricultural technology (millions)

FCS

0.07 ( FY19 )

Female Beneficiaries

0.6 ( FY19 )

Baseline

2 ( FY18 )

WB | Growth
water
Area provided with new/improved irrigation or drainage services (ha, thousands)
729 ha, thousands

FY19

WB | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Growth
water
Area provided with new/improved irrigation or drainage services (ha, thousands)

FCS

67 ( FY19 )

Baseline

539 ( FY18 )


Human Capital

WB | Human Capital
financial sustainainability
Beneficiaries of social safety net programs (millions)
19.9 million

FY19

WB | Human Capital

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Human Capital
financial sustainainability
Beneficiaries of social safety net programs (millions)

FCS

3.9 ( FY19 )

Female Beneficiaries

9.6 ( FY19 )

Baseline

18.3 ( FY18 )

WB | Human Capital
health
People who received essential health, nutrition, and population services (millions)
161 million

FY19

WB | Human Capital

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Human Capital
health
People who received essential health, nutrition, and population services (millions)

FCS

31.5 ( FY19 )

Female Beneficiaries

93 ( FY19 )

Baseline

59 ( FY18 )

WB | Human Capital
education book
Large-scale primary/secondary learning assessments completed (millions)
24 million

FY19

WB | Human Capital

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Human Capital
education book
Large-scale primary/secondary learning assessments completed (millions)

FCS

4 ( FY19 )

Baseline

23 ( FY18 )

WB | Human Capital
water
People provided with access to improved water sources (millions)
13.1 million

FY19

WB | Human Capital

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Human Capital
water
People provided with access to improved water sources (millions)

FCS

0.2 ( FY19 )

Baseline

15.7 ( FY18 )

WB | Human Capital
sanitation
People provided with access to improved sanitation services (millions)
172.9 million

FY19

WB | Human Capital

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Human Capital
sanitation
People provided with access to improved sanitation services (millions)

FCS

0.3 ( FY19 )

Baseline

11.5 ( FY18 )

WB | Human Capital
People provided with improved urban living conditions (millions)
7.1 million

FY19

WB | Human Capital

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Human Capital
People provided with improved urban living conditions (millions)

FCS

1.3 ( FY19 )

Baseline

5.6 ( FY18 )


Resilience

WB | Resilience
Projected lifetime energy or fuel savings (MW hours; MJ)
2.7x10^6; 1.0x10^10 MW hours; MJ

FY19

WB | Resilience

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Resilience
Projected lifetime energy or fuel savings (MW hours; MJ)

FCS

1.6x10^5; 5.9x10^6 ( FY19 )

Baseline

6.6x10^6; 2.4x10^10 ( FY18 )

WB | Resilience
polution
Net GHG emissions (tCO2eq/year) (nillions)
-80 million

FY19

WB | Resilience

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
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WB | Resilience
polution
Net GHG emissions (tCO2eq/year) (nillions)

FCS

-0.5 ( FY19 )

Baseline

-44 ( FY18 )

WB | Resilience
flooding
Countries supported toward institutionalizing disaster risk reduction as a national priority (number)
73 countries

FY19

WB | Resilience

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Resilience
flooding
Countries supported toward institutionalizing disaster risk reduction as a national priority (number)

FCS

9 ( FY19 )

Baseline

70 ( FY18 )


Institutional Capacity

WB | Institutional Capacity
institution building
Countries that were provided statistical capacity building support for the implementation of household surveys (number)
90 countries

FY19

WB | Institutional Capacity

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WB | Institutional Capacity
institution building
Countries that were provided statistical capacity building support for the implementation of household surveys (number)

FCS

23 ( FY19 )

Baseline

81 ( FY18 )