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International Recovery Platform

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Our dream is a world free of poverty. We are not a bank in the common sense. Owned by 185 member countries, we are one of the world's largest sources of development assistance, with a mission of fighting poverty with passion by helping people help themselves. Conceived in 1944 to reconstruct a war torn Europe, we work in more than 100 developing countries, bringing a mix of financing programs and ideas to improve living standards and eliminate the worst forms of poverty. We are managed by our member countries and many developing countries use our assistance - ranging from loans and grants to technical assistance and policy advice.


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