International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) aims to reduce poverty in middle-income countries and creditworthy low-income countries by promoting sustainable development.   

The institution provides a combination of financial resources, knowledge and technical services, and strategic advice.   

Federal councillor Guy Parmelin with President Malpass at the Spring Meeting 2022 of the World Bank Group in Washington D.C.
Federal councillor Guy Parmelin with President Malpass at the Spring Meeting 2022 of the World Bank Group in Washington D.C.

Switzerland and the IBRD

Switzerland joined the IBRD in 1992 and represents eight European and Central Asia countries on the 25-member Board of Directors of the World Bank Group. These countries are: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Poland, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Besides shaping the policies and the strategic and operational orientation of the World Bank, Switzerland has entered into strategic partnerships with the Bank in the areas of water, urban infrastructure, and public finance

The chart below shows Switzerland’s TF commitments by region and sector (in %):

Kuchendiagramm_IBRD_EN

Last modification 29.04.2022

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