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World Bank Group

Headquarters: 1818 H Street NW., Washington, DC 20433

202-473-1000

202-477-6391
http://www.worldbank.org

PRESIDENT Jim Yong Kim
http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/leadership/managers

The World Bank Group's personnel tables were updated 09–2017.

The World Bank Group's personnel tables were updated 09–2017.

The World Bank Group promotes shared global prosperity and seeks to end extreme poverty.

The World Bank Group consists of five institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The two primary economic and social development institutions are the IBRD and the IDA. Donor countries and countries with borrowing rights, a total of 189 countries, support and benefit from these two development banks. The other three institutions complement the activities of the IBRD and the IDA. These World Bank Group institutions are working collectively to end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity and equality in the developing world.

Sources of Information

A–Z Topics

The World Bank's Web site features an alphabetical list of topics that helps visitors learn about the Banks many and diverse activities.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic

Blog

The World Bank posts items by featured bloggers on its Web site.

http://blogs.worldbank.org

Career Opportunities

The World Bank typically hires people with strong academic backgrounds, a broad understanding of development issues, and international work experience. In more than 170 countries, it employees professionals who specialize in economics, education, engineering, finance, public health, and many other fields. About 40 percent of World Bank staff members work in more than 110 developing countries.

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,pagePK:8454306~theSitePK:8453353,00.html

Countries / Regions

The Web site features a browse-by-country tool and roll-over-to-navigate world map to help visitors explore World Bank activities around the globe.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/country

Data

The World Bank's Web site gives visitors free and open access to global development data.

http://data.worldbank.org

The microdata library facilitates access to data collected through sample surveys of households, business establishments, and other facilities. These sets of microdata may also be derived from agricultural, housing, or population censuses or through an administrative data collection processes. The Library also contains supporting documentation from censuses and surveys that the World Bank and other international organizations, statistical agencies, and other agencies in low and middle-income countries conducted or supported.

http://microdata.worldbank.org/index.php/home

History

The "World Bank Group Archives" Web site supports the institutional memory of the World Bank Group and provides access to records of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association. The Web site also features online historical resources and information products: exhibits on the Archives' collection and World Bank history, General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)) finding aids, and transcripts of oral history interviews.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/archives

Libraries

The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund libraries collaborate to provide information services and make available resources to World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund staff. These libraries provide limited services to external researchers and visitors.

http://jolis.worldbankimflib.org/external.htm

News

The World Bank posts press releases and other newsworthy items on its Web site.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news

Open Learning Campus

The Open Learning Campus offers educational opportunities that allow diverse audiences to learn at their own pace. It helps prepare people seeking to address the tough development challenges of the 21st century.

https://olc.worldbank.org

Podcasts

The World Bank's features a trove of podcasts on a variety of topics: climate change, energy development, indigenous communities, immigration and forced displacement, sustainability, and more.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/multimedia?multimedia_class_exact=Audio&qterm=&lang_exact=English

Projects

The World Bank's Web site allows visitors to browse or search for projects by country or area, sector, or theme.

http://projects.worldbank.org

Publications

The World Bank's Web site features an "Open Knowledge Repository" that allows users to browse and search for thousands of publications.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/reference

Research

The World Bank Web site features research program datasets and analytical tools on its Web site.

http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/0,,contentMDK:20388241~menuPK:665266~pagePK:64165401~piPK:64165026~theSitePK:469382,00.html

Social Media

The World Bank tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/worldbank

The World Bank has a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/worldbank

The World Bank posts videos on its YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/WorldBank

Speaker's Bureau

The Speaker's Bureau serves as the official liaison between the World Bank Group and its visitors, who include business leaders, governmental representatives, students and teachers, youth organizations, and other professionals.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/speakers-bureau | Email: speakersbureau@worldbank.org

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/what-we-do/brief/ibrd

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) officially came into existence in 1944.

The Bank promotes economic, social, and environmental progress in developing nations by reducing poverty so that their people may live better and fuller lives. The Bank lends funds at market-determined interest rates, provides advice, and serves as a catalyst to stimulate outside investments. Its resources come primarily from funds raised in the world capital markets, its retained earnings, and repayments on its loans.

Sources of Information

Countries

The Governments of the 189 member countries own the IBRD.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/leadership/members

Bonds

The IBRD issues World Bank bonds in the international capital markets to fund development projects in member countries.

http://treasury.worldbank.org/cmd/htm/index.html

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Headquarters: 1818 H Street NW., MSN J2-200, Washington, DC 20433

202-458-1534

202-522-2615
http://icsid.worldbank.org/en | Email: ICSIDsecretariat@worldbank.org

PRESIDENT Jim Yong Kim
Secretary-General Megan Kinnear
https://icsid.worldbank.org/en/Pages/about/Secretariat.aspx

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an autonomous international institution affiliated with the World Bank Group, was established under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States. The Convention sets forth ICSID's mandate, organization, and core functions. The primary purpose of ICSID is to provide facilities for conciliation and arbitration of international investment disputes.

The ICSID Convention is a multilateral treaty formulated by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the World Bank). The treaty entered into force in 1966. There are currently 159 signatory states to the ICSID Convention of which 150 countries also deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, or approval of the Convention.

International Development Association

http://ida.worldbank.org

The International Development Association (IDA) came into existence in 1960 as an institution of the World Bank Group. The Association's resources consist of subscriptions and supplementary resources in the form of general replenishments on a 3-year revolving cycle, mostly from its more industrialized and developed members; special contributions by its richer members; repayments on earlier credits; and transfers from IBRD's net earnings.

The Association promotes economic development, reduces poverty, and raises the standard of living in the least developed areas of the world. It does this by financing their developmental requirements on concessionary terms, which are more flexible and bear less heavily on the balance of payments than those of conventional loans, thereby furthering the objectives of IBRD and supplementing its activities.

Sources of Information

Articles of Agreement

The IDA's Articles of Agreement became effective in 1960. They are available online in Portable Document Format.

http://ida.worldbank.org/sites/default/files/IDA-articles-of-agreement.pdf

Climate

Climate change threatens poorer people globally, with the potential to force more than 100 million people back into poverty by 2030. The IDA is making plans to help manage this threat of enormous scope and scale.

http://ida.worldbank.org/theme/climate

Countries

Seventy-seven countries are eligible to receive IDA resources. In addition, India is receiving transitional support.

http://ida.worldbank.org/about/borrowing-countries

A list of the approximately 50 contributor countries is available on the IDA's Web site.

http://ida.worldbank.org/about/contributor-countries

History

A short history of the IDA is available on its Web site.

http://ida.worldbank.org/about/history

News / Publications

The IDA posts press releases and other newsworthy items on its Web site.

http://ida.worldbank.org/news

Results

The IDA's Web site features an overview of the results of the IDA's efforts in the world's poorest countries by country, theme, or topic.

http://ida.worldbank.org/results

International Finance Corporation

Headquarters: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20433

202-473-7711

202-974-4384
http://www.ifc.org

PRESIDENT Jim Yong Kim
Executive Vice President / Chief Executive Officer Philippe Le Houérou
http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/CORP_EXT_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/About+IFC_New/Leadership

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank Group institution, was established in 1956 to promote productive private enterprise in developing member countries.

The Corporation pursues its objective principally through direct debt and equity investments in projects that establish new businesses or expand, modify, or diversify existing businesses. It also encourages cofinancing by other investors and lenders.

Additionally, advisory services and technical assistance are provided by IFC to developing member countries in areas such as capital market development, privatization, corporate restructuring, and foreign investment.

Sources of Information

Career Opportunities

The IFC posts career opportunities on its Web site.

http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Careers_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/IFC+Careers

Climate

The IFC is increasing its climate-related investments to address climate change—a fundamental threat to development, with the potential to impact millions, threatening agricultural livelihoods, increasing the incidence of natural disasters and affecting water, energy, and food supplies.

http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Topics_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/Climate+Business

Contact Information

General information is available on the IFC's Web site.

http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/about+ifc_new/contacts

Countries

The IFC operates in more than 100 countries. An online interactive map presents the scope of its activities.

http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/about+ifc_new/Where+We+Work

History

Opened in 1956 with $100 million in capital, the IFC has been creating jobs and raising living standards for six decades.

http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/about+ifc_new/ifc+history

Transparency / Accountability

The IFC provides information on its investment and advisory services activities to clients, partners, and stakeholders.

http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Topics_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_site/Sustainability+and+Disclosure/Disclosure+Portal

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Headquarters: 1818 H Street NW., Washington, DC 20433

202-458-2538

202-522-0316
http://www.miga.org

PRESIDENT Jim Yong Kim
Executive Vice President / Chief Executive Officer Keiko Honda
https://www.miga.org/who-we-are/senior-management

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a World Bank Group institution, was formally constituted in 1988.

Working with public and private insurers, MIGA promotes foreign direct investment in developing countries to support economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve the quality of people's lives. Due to its status as a World Bank Group institution, MIGA's guarantees protect investments against noncommercial risks and help investors gain access to funding sources with improved financial terms and conditions.

Sources of Information

Career Opportunities

The MIGA advertises available positions on the World Bank's job vacancies page.

https://www.miga.org/who-we-are/careers

Contact Information

General information is available on the MIGA's Web site.

https://www.miga.org/contact

Convention

The "Convention Establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency" went into effect on April 12, 1988. The Council of Governors amended it in 2010. The Convention is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF).

https://www.miga.org/who-we-are/miga-convention

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The MIGA posts answers to FAQs on its Web site.

https://www.miga.org/who-we-are/frequently-asked-questions

History

A timeline and short history of the MIGA are available on its Web site.

https://www.miga.org/who-we-are/history

Member Countries

The names of the 181 member countries—156 developing, 25 industrialized—are available on the MIGA's Web site.

https://www.miga.org/who-we-are/member-countries

News

The MIGA posts press releases on its Web site.

https://www.miga.org/news/press-releases

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