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Financial Strength Backed by Shareholder Support


The World Bank is recognized by the major rating agencies to enjoy a preferred creditor status with its 189 borrower-shareholders.


Current Capital

(as of June 30,2017)

US$ billions


Total Subscribed Capital
Current Capital
(as of June 30, 2016)
Capital After 5-Year Increase*
Paid-in Capital
US$16.1
US$16.6
Callable Capital
US$252.8
US$259.5
Subscribed Capital
US$268.9
US$276.1

 

* To support IBRD’s risk-bearing capacity after the increase in net lending since 2007, in March 2011 the Board of Governors approved an increase in capital (the first since 1988). An adjustment of shares to align countries more with their current global economic weight was also approved.





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