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The mission of the World Bank Group (The Bank) is to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity on a livable planet. The mission is closely intertwined with the urgency posed by multiple crises, where time is of the essence, driving impactful development that is: inclusive; resilient and sustainable. The Bank works in close partnership with other multilateral institutions, the private sector, and civil society to achieve this vision. Within The Bank, the Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice (HNP GP) plays a pivotal role providing financing, state-of-the-art analysis, and policy advice to assist countries in achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030.

The Bank is uniquely positioned to advance the climate and health agenda as the largest multilateral funder of climate investments in developing countries. It utilizes its long-term, predictable resources and a variety of financing instruments and products to support country and regional programmes and has an ability to operate swiftly, including through the provision of surge financing during crises

The Bank's robust country ownership model drives climate and health action that is tailored to country needs, performance, and development plans. Its analytical and technical work provides valuable insights that inform country policies and investments. Leveraging its multisectoral expertise, the Bank maximizes the impact of climate action for health by supporting coordinated investments and reforms to build human capital, reduce poverty and inequality, and accelerate climate-friendly development. Furthermore, the Bank's convening power plays a foundational role in mobilizing aligned financing to transform health systems and address the climate crisis.

Supporting the following commitments:

  • Conduct climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation assessments (V&As) at population level and/or health care facility level.
  • Develop a health national adaptation plan (HNAP) informed by the health V&A, which forms part of the National Adaptation Plan.
  • Use the V&A and HNAP to facilitate access to climate change funding for health.

Country experience:

Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Djibouti, Madagascar, Cambodia


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