Earth & Conservation

What Does The World Bank Actually Do?

After World War II, the World Bank was founded to reconstruct Europe and build up the developing world. But has it kept its promises?

With thousands of employees and 189 member countries, the World Bank is one of the most powerful institutions in the world. Each year they funnel billions of dollars into ending global poverty.

But as the World Bank has grown larger, it has also become more dysfunctional. High-budget projects with little oversight have reportedly led to corruption, cover-ups and severe unintended consequences.

What exactly is the World Bank and how did it get so powerful? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

Learn More:
The World Bank: What We Do

NPR: When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

The Huffington Post: Burned Out: World Bank Projects Leave Trail Of Misery Around Globe