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Our Vision

World Bank Treasury: The trusted leader, global expert and continuous innovator - delivering impactful financial services with integrity and excellence.

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Our Mission

To contribute to the Twin Goals of the World Bank Group (WBG): (1) Ending extreme poverty and (2) Promoting shared prosperity. We do this by ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of the World Bank (IBRD and IDA), using capital markets innovations to finance sustainable development, exceeding investment objectives, and serving clients through advisory and risk management products and services.


Treasury’s Strategic Alignment with the WBG’s ‘Forward Look’

Forward Look Themes

Treasury’s Key Strategic Objectives

Assist all client segments

i. Building client capacity in asset, risk and debt management

ii. Providing financial solutions for clients in support of World Bank Operations

iii. Managing client investment portfolios

Scale up private mobilization

i. Delivering funding, asset/liability & risk management services

ii. Providing analytical modeling support for policy and strategic decision making

iii. Supporting product development & deployment that crowd in private sector finance, like guarantees and credit

enhancements

Lead on global issues

i. Promoting the WBG image and global standing

ii. Intermediating weather, climate and other risks for clients in the financial markets

iii. Promoting green & sustainable development bonds

iv. Supporting responsible investing principles through Pension Plan’s ESG integration, PRI signatory role and

global partnerships

v. Providing thought leadership on key issues related to development finance

Improve our business model

i. Enabling operational effectiveness for Treasury business lines by properly managing operational risks and ensuring

a resilient operation

ii. Developing and supporting a high performing team

iii. Supporting the WBG’s change agenda and corporate initiatives

iv. Promoting financial knowledge within the WBG

Ensure adequate financial capacity

i. Effectively managing the investment portfolios of the WBG (World Bank/Trust Funds/MIGA) and WBG post-retirement

benefit/pension plans

ii. Administering the provisions of the WBG post-retirement/benefit plans in a robust and sustainable manner

iii. Raising capital market funding for IBRD & IDA

iv. Executing IBRD’s equity management framework

v. Executing swaps for asset & liability risk management

vi. Delivering timely and efficient banking services to the WBG

 

Our Strategic Approach

Manage the World Bank's finances to enable all operations and lending

  • By proactive balance sheet management to safeguard our triple-A ratings and our strong financial position
  • Through strategic funding to cost effectively raise funds from the global capital markets and provide concessional financing to our borrowing clients
  • By managing and administering assigned internal and external portfolios effectively and delivering targeted excess returns within approved risk limits

Act as a trusted advisor to our member countries to support financial stability and resilience

  • By applying international best practices in managing our clients' assets and reserves
  • By investing in human capital through training, advising and convening client country officials for learning and networking

Lead financial innovation to implement the Maximizing Finance for Development agenda

  • By developing new instruments to channel funding to development priorities such as climate, pandemic, refugee crisis, and infrastructure
  • By offering mechanisms to reduce risks and promote private sector investment
  • By providing thought leadership in the broader treasury and financial management arena