The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides monetary assistance to developing countries to help improve their economies and reduce poverty. It offers financial products and policy advice to help countries overcome challenges and achieve sustainable development. The World Bank consists of two institutions, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). Its initiatives range from building essential infrastructure, enhancing human capital, to supporting environmental sustainability. The World Bank works to accomplish its mission through partnerships with stakeholders, such as governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector.