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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

WBG | Growth
bus
People with enhanced access to transportation services (millions)
121.7 million

FY19

WBG | Growth

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

FCS

7 (Bank) ( FY19 )

WBG | Growth
Expanded power generation: conventional; renewable
Expanded power generation: conventional; renewable (annual GW hours)
121,977; 89,552 annual GW hours

FY19

WBG | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WBG | Growth
Expanded power generation: conventional; renewable
Expanded power generation: conventional; renewable (annual GW hours)

FCS

17,575; 16 ( FY19 )

Baseline

89,453; 92,733 ( FY18 )

WBG | Growth
electricity
People provided with new or improved electricity service (millions)
144.9 million

FY19

WBG | Growth

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

FCS

26.5 ( FY19 )

Baseline

133.7 ( FY18 )

WBG | Growth
people
People reached with ICT(millions)
224 million

FY19

WBG | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WBG | Growth
people
People reached with ICT(millions)

FCS

72.8 ( FY19 )

Baseline

288.7 ( FY18 )

WBG | Growth
gender
Beneficiaries of job‐focused interventions (millions)
11.8 million

FY19

WBG | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
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WBG | Growth
gender
Beneficiaries of job‐focused interventions (millions)

FCS

1.7 ( FY19 )

Female Beneficiaries

4.8 ( FY19 )

Baseline

13.5 ( FY18 )

WBG | Growth
financial money tree
Beneficiaries reached with financial services (millions)
149.9 million

FY19

WBG | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
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WBG | Growth
financial money tree
Beneficiaries reached with financial services (millions)

FCS

1.2 ( FY19 )

Female Beneficiaries

33.4 ( FY19 )

Baseline

157 ( FY18 )

WBG | Growth
tractor
Farmers reached with agricultural assets and services(millions)
12.1 million

FY19

WBG | Growth

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WBG | Growth
tractor
Farmers reached with agricultural assets and services(millions)

FCS

0.5 ( FY19 )

Female Beneficiaries

2.6 (Bank) ( FY19 )

Baseline

9.8 ( FY18 )


Human Capital

WBG | Human Capital
education
Students reached (millions)
50.7 million

FY19

WBG | Human Capital

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WBG | Human Capital
education
Students reached (millions)

FCS

2.5 ( FY19 )

Female Beneficiaries

22.8 ( FY19 )

Baseline

69.6 ( FY18 )

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

FY19

WBG | Human Capital

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

FCS

31.7 ( FY19 )

Female Beneficiaries

99 ( FY19 )

Baseline

83.2 ( FY18 )

WBG | Human Capital
water
People provided with access to improved water sources (millions)
36.1 million

FY19

WBG | Human Capital

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

FCS

0.2 ( FY19 )

Baseline

42.4 ( FY18 )

WBG | Human Capital
sanitation
People provided with access to improved sanitation services (millions)
196.7 million

FY19

WBG | Human Capital

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

FCS

0.3 ( FY19 )

Baseline

40.3 ( FY18 )


Resilience

WBG | Resilience
air polution
GHG emission reductions (tCO2eq/year)
96 million

FY19

WBG | Resilience

Progress
Baseline
Actual
Target
Flip
WBG | Resilience
air polution
GHG emission reductions (tCO2eq/year)

FCS

0.5 ( FY19 )

Baseline

59 ( FY18 )