World Bank

The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs.

The World Bank's official goal is the reduction of poverty. According to the World Bank's Articles of Agreement (as amended effective 16 February 1989), all of its decisions must be guided by a commitment to promote foreign investment, international trade, and facilitate capital investment.

The World Bank differs from the World Bank Group, in that the World Bank comprises only two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), whereas the latter incorporates these two in addition to three more: International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Read more about World BankHistory, Leadership, List of Chief Economists, Members, Poverty Reduction Strategies, Global Partnerships and Initiatives, Country Assistance Strategies, Clean Air Initiative, United Nations Development Business, Open Data Initiative, Criticisms

Other articles related to "world bank, banks, world, bank":

Saruur - Clan Tree
... The following listing is taken from the World Bank's Conflict in Somalia Drivers and Dynamics from 2005 and the United Kingdom's Home Office publication, Somalia Assessment 2001 ... Gidir Sa'ad Suleiman Ayr Sarur Waadan In the south central part of Somalia the World Bank shows the following clan tree Hawiye Karanle Murusade Gorgate Abgal Habargidir ...
Agriculture In Malawi - Food Shortages - After Independence
... main creditors, Malawi’s two commercial banks ... After 1985, declining world tobacco prices and supporting the estates made ADMARC insolvent ... From 1997, after criticism from the World Bank that ADMARC was subsidising imports of maize, ADMARC lost responsibility for this, controlling only domestically-produced grain ...
Structural Adjustment Participatory Review International Network
... United States and launched by the World Bank and its former president, James Wolfensohn in 1997, is a coalition of civil society organizations, their governments and the ...
Late-2000s Recession In Asia - South Asia - Pakistan
... In Pakistan the central bank's foreign currency reserves, when counting forward liabilities is said to only amount to as little as $3 billion, sufficient for a single month of imports ... The new finance advisor led the Pakistani delegation to IMF-World Bank meeting in USA with a hope to obtain a loan from the World Bank which has been stopped now due to reservations from IMF on World Bank for ...
World Bank - Criticisms - Sovereign Immunity
... The World Bank requires sovereign immunity from countries it deals with ... the United States has veto power, it can prevent the World Bank from taking action against its interests ...

Famous quotes containing the words bank and/or world:

    We bank over Boston. I am safe. I put on my hat.
    I am almost someone going home. The story has ended.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Although the stupid, unthinking world may approve what you have done, in your heart you know that, but for your treachery, the boy you loved would be alive today. If anyone is responsible for his death, you killed him, and for that murder you will live and die in the contempt and loathing of your own heart.
    Karl Brown (1897–1990)