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IBRD and IDA: Two Institutions That Comprise the World Bank

The IBRD is an international organization whose original mission was to finance the reconstruction of nations devastated by World War II. Now, its mission has expanded to fight poverty by means of financing states. IDA is responsible for providing long-term, interest-free loans to the worldÂ’s 80 poorest countries, 39 of which are in Africa.

 

Total IBRD-IDA Lending by Sector

During the 2008 fiscal year, 6 percent went to agriculture, fishing and forestry,

8 percent went to education and 17 percent went to energy and mining.

Another 6 percent went to finance, 7 percent went to health and other social services, 6 percent went to industry and trade and 1 percent went to information and communication. Another 21 percent went to law and justice and public administration, 9 percent went to transportation and 10 percent went to water, sanitation and flood protection.

 

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