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SPOTLIGHT: ORGANIZATIONAL UNITS

Development Economics Vice Presidency

The Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) seeks to increase understanding of development policies and programs by providing intellectual leadership and analytical services to the Bank and the development community.  Read More »

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COUNTRY DATA
ORGANIZATION

Five Institutions, One Group

The World Bank Group consists of five organizations:

  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) lends to governments of middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries.

  • The International Development Association (IDA)

    The International Development Association (IDA)

    The International Development Association (IDA) provides interest-free loans—called credits— and grants to governments of the poorest countries.

  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments.

  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

    The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

    The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) was created in 1988 as a member of the World Bank Group to promote foreign direct investment into developing countries to support economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve people’s lives. MIGA fulfills this mandate by offering political risk insurance (guarantees) to investors and lenders.

  • nternational Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

    The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

    The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) provides international facilities for conciliation and arbitration of investment disputes.

People
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, World Bank
President
Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group

Jim Yong Kim became the 12th president of the World Bank Group on July 1, 2012. Read More »

IN DEPTH
Member Countries
The organizations that make up the World Bank Group are owned by the governments of member nations, which have the ultimate decision-making power within the organizations on all matters, including policy issues.
Annual Meetings
Each autumn, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund hold annual meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international development and finance.
Boards of Directors
The Boards of Directors consist of the World Bank Group President and 25 Executive Directors acting as a unit to consider and decide on loans, credits and grants; private sector support, political risk guarantees, policies and strategic issues.
Annual Report
The World Bank Annual Report chronicles the Bank's work in six regions of the world and includes comprehensive lending data and full financial statements.
Open Development
We’ve opened our data, knowledge and research to foster innovation in development and to increase transparency and accountability.