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The World Bank Treasury designed the financial structure of a US$100 million credit line to Vietnam to help local financial institutions set up energy efficiency lending as a business line. > more

A customized parametric catastrophe risk insurance product designed by the the World Bank is helping the Philippines to provide fast liquidity after natural disasters both at the national level and to a pool of 25 provinces. > more
The World Bank partnered with the Malaysia to help issue the first ever green sukuk (Islamic bond), and develop the green sukuk market. The green sukuk is a new climate finance instrument with the potential to channel the $2 trillion Islamic Finance to fund green and sustainable investment projects. > more
An oil price hedging program implemented with the World Bank in 2016 will help Uruguay mitigate the impact of significant oil price increases on the fiscal budget and overall economy, as part of the government’s comprehensive strategy to manage macroeconomic risks. > more
A Policy Based Guarantee helped Albania relieve funding pressures and reduce debt roll-over risk in the midst of volatile global financial market conditions by raising the required financing from the private sector at attractive levels. > more
Innovative Investment Project Financing with a contingent financing component supports Uruguay’s energy stabilization fund. > more

A loan and a guarantee from the World Bank Group’s public and private sector
arms meet the investment needs of the Sao Paulo State Sustainable Transport
Project.  > more

A weather and oil price insurance transaction helps Uruguay mitigate the impact of drought on energy production and the government's fiscal balance.
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A cat bond issued by the World Bank helps 16 Caribbean countries transfer natural disaster risk to the capital markets.  > more
Capital markets insurance transaction helps Pacific Island countries pool risks and manage exposure to natural disasters. > more
Morocco Case The World Bank helps Morocco mitigate currency risk on liabilities owed to a third party. > more
A Serbian square at dusk

A Policy-Based Guarantee from IBRD helps Serbia access new financial markets and achieve better borrowing terms to support continued progress in structural reforms and improvements in its business environment.  > more

Electricity Lines Image A customized co-financing package which blends three sources of financing from IBRD, the Clean Technology Fund and the Global Environmental Facility provides a lower overall funding cost for Mexico's investment in residential energy efficiency programs. > more
Guatemala Cat DDO Guatemala uses the Cat DDO, IBRD’s committed credit line for natural disaster risk, to finance part of the reconstruction and other expenses related to two major natural disasters in 2010. > more
Mexico Blending Financial Resources Blending of two sources of financing provides a competitive funding cost for a project to overhaul Mexico’s urban transport system with a view to moving towards a lower carbon growth path. > more  [En Español]
Indonesia DDO IBRD’s contingent credit line, Development Policy Loan (DPL) with a Deferred Drawdown Option (DDO), helps Indonesia boost investor confidence and mobilize funding from the capital markets during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. > more
Malawi Weather Derivative Malawi addresses drought risk and its impact on food security through index-based weather derivatives intermediated by IBRD. > more
MultiCat Program A multi-peril multi-region cat bond issued using the World Bank’s MultiCat Program has allowed Mexico to transfer a pool of disaster risk to the market and reduce potential pressure of disaster response on public budgets. > more
Costa Rica Cat DDO A Cat DDO gives Costa Rica access to funds to provide assistance to people affected by the January 2009 earthquake without hampering the continuity of other development programs. > more
Brazil Customized Repayment Customizing the repayment schedule of an IBRD loan helps to reduce and stabilize the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul’s debt service payments.
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Mexico Subnational Risk Management Mexico’s federal mortgage corporation, Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal (SHF), strengthens its balance sheet and achieves a more stable risk profile with IBRD financing and risk management tools. > more
Colombia ICETEX A customized loan from IBRD allows Colombia’s national student loan agency, ICETEX, to reduce low-income students’ annual financial burden and manage its cash flow and currency risks. > more
Uruguay Local Currency Financing Local currency financing from IBRD helps Uruguay manage its foreign currency exposure in the absence of a well-developed swap market. > more
Mexico Local Currency Financing Mexican sub-national governments secure low-cost local currency financing from IBRD, and eliminate currency risk for themselves, the domestic development bank, and the federal government. > more
China Blending Finanical Resources Blending resources from different lenders and donors allows China to on-lend to provinces at lower interest rates to expand the diagnosis and control of tuberculosis. > more