World Bank

The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low- and middle-income countries to pursue capital projects.

Established July 7, 1944 (78 years ago)
Type International financial institution legal
Legal status Treaty
Headquarters 1818 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C., U.S.
189 countries (IBRD)
174 countries (IDA)
Key people
  • Ajay Banga
  • Axel van Trotsenburg
  • Anshula Kant
    (MD and CFO)
  • Indermit Gill
    (Chief Economist,)
Parent organization World
World Bank Group

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