World Bank Group Summary 2016

The Institutions of the World Bank Group

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

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

International Finance Corporation (IFC) provides loans, equity, and advisory services to stimulate private sector investment in developing countries.

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) provides political risk insurance and credit enhancement to investors and lenders to facilitate foreign direct investment in emerging economies.

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



World Bank Group Financing for Partner Countries
by fiscal year, millions of dollars

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
World Bank Group
Commitmentsa 51,221 50,232 58,190 59,776 64,185
Disbursementsb 42,390 40,570 44,398 44,582 49,039
Commitments 20,582 15,249 18,604 23,528 29,729
Disbursements 19,777 16,030 18,761 19,012 22,532
Commitments 14,753 16,298 22,239 18,966 16,171
Disbursements 11,061 11,228 13,432 12,905 13,191
Commitmentsc 9,241 11,008 9,967 10,539 11,117
Disbursementsd 7,981 9,971 8,904 9,264 9,953
Gross issuance 2,657 2,781 3,155 2,828 4,258
Recipient-Executed Trust Funds
Commitments 3,988 4,897 4,225 3,914 2,910
Disbursements 3,571 3,341 3,301 3,401 3,363
a. Includes IBRD, IDA, IFC, and Recipient-Executed Trust Fund (RETF) commitments, and MIGA gross issuance. RETF commitments include all recipient-executed grants, and therefore total WBG commitments differ from the amounts reported in the WBG Corporate Scorecard, which includes only a subset of trust-funded activities.
b. Includes IBRD, IDA, IFC, and RETF disbursements.
c. Long-term commitments for IFC’s own account. Does not include short-term finance or funds mobilized from other investors.
d. Disbursements for IFC’s own account. Does not include short-term finance or funds mobilized from other investors.


Global Commitments

The World Bank Group maintained strong support for developing countries over the past year as the organization focused on delivering results more quickly, increasing its relevance for clients and partners, and bringing global solutions to local challenges.

Infographic: World Bank Group Financing