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Trust Funds and Programs

Umbrella 2.0 Programs

The IBRD/IDA trust fund reform aims to reduce fragmentation in the World Bank's trust fund portfolio. At the heart of this initiative is the streamlining of this portfolio into a limited number of larger Umbrella 2.0 Programs.

Umbrella Programs

  • Are strongly aligned with the World Bank's priorities, and maximize the value of development resources through strengthened integration with the Bank’s institutional strategy, planning, budgeting, and staffing processes.
  • Provide opportunities for elevated dialogue between the World Bank and its development partners
  • Operate at scale to achieve improved results on the ground while improving development effectiveness and impact for client countries.

Beyond scale, the reform process has ensured that Umbrella 2.0 Programs come with standardized approaches to governance, communications and visibility, as well as managing for results and reporting. These greatly reduce transaction costs and allow the Bank and its development partners to focus on delivering results where it matters most

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A Guide for Development Partners

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World Bank Trust Fund Reform & Umbrella 2.0 Programs

Trust Funds and Partner Relations (DFTPR)
Development Finance
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433

Partnering with the World Bank through Trust Funds and Umbrella 2.0 Programs.


 The World Bank’s latest reform to transition the IBRD/IDA trust fund portfolio into fewer and larger Umbrella 2.0 Programs aims to deliver transformative solutions for client countries and development partners through improved strategic alignment, increased efficiency, reduced fragmentation and transactions costs, and enhanced management oversight.