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The 2021 Impact Report is focused on IBRD Sustainable Development Bonds and Green Bonds and the projects that IBRD financing supports. World Bank leadership perspectives address the challenges to sustainable development and economic growth amid multiple crises and update readers on the World Bank's climate change strategy. The report also presents bond issuance and project results highlights and bond commitment and allocation figures and showcases new projects approved in the fiscal year and their contributions to helping countries achieve green, resilient, and inclusive development.

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Foreword: Leadership Perspectives

Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer, Anshula Kant and World Bank Vice President and Treasurer, Jorge Familiar, discuss current global crises and the road to building a green, resilient, and inclusive future in member countries.


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Engaging on the Sustainable Development Goals

In this section Heike Reichelt describes the World Bank holistic approach to sustainable bond issuance. The section also highlights selected fiscal year results and describes the World Bank’s efforts to map projects to the SDGs.


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Impact

This section highlights results using World Bank corporate results indicators for projects supported by IBRD financing along with several featured projects. It also provides instructions to download project tables with allocation, impact and SDG mapping information.

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Introduction

This section presents an overview of the World Bank Group’s mission and strategy, including climate action.


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Issuance Programs

This section provides issuance highlights and an overview of Sustainable Development Bonds’ and Green Bonds’ commitments and allocations. It also describes the World Bank’s engagement to build sustainable capital markets and acknowledgments received along the way.


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Resources

This section describes the World Bank’s impact reporting approach; alignment with market standards; accountability mechanisms; and key annual and sustainability reporting.