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People walk past the World Bank's headquarters in Washington, D.C. A watchdog says that the World Bank is not adequately monitoring how funds intended for Afghanistan reconstruction are being used. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Women line up to vaccinate their children in Kitahurira village, Uganda. Andrew Aitchison/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty

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France's President Emmanuel Macron, center, Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, and Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, right, pose for a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower while aboard a boat cruising on the Seine River after the One Planet Summit, Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 12. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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A standard gauge rail locomotive carrying Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta pulls into the railway station in the city of Voi on Wednesday, during an inaugural ride on the railway from Mombasa to Nairobi. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kenyans Cheer Opening Of Mombasa-Nairobi Railway

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A worker stands in a construction project in a favela, or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The government has helped drive down income inequality by investing in basic services like health care, education and pensions. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Some workers in low-income countries are choosing bitcoin, a virtual currency powered by blockchain technology, to send money to their families. It's cheaper, faster and doesn't require a middleman. Andrew Baker/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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A Cambodian woman carries her baby and walks past a wooden bridge over a polluted canal in Phnom Penh in 2013. Cambodia was one of several countries the World Bank studied where income inequality declined in recent years. Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Villagers throw containers into a well to collect their daily supply of potable water after a tanker made its daily delivery in Shahapur, India, on May 13. India is in the midst of a drought. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

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Liberian workers dismantle shelters in an Ebola treatment center in the Paynes Ville neighborhood of Monrovia. Doctors Without Borders closed the center last month because it was no longer needed. Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In the 1950s, the World Bank funded the creation of the world's largest man-made dam, the Kariba Dam, which sits on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. The construction of such dams can have dire consequences for poor people living near a river, an investigation found. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and President Obama meet at the White House on Tuesday. The prime minister is visiting to discuss the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim wants the international community to step up its response to Ebola. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It's Raging

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