World Bank Announces $57 Billion Fresh Investment in Nigeria, 52 Others

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The World Bank, yesterday, announced fresh investment of $57 billion in Nigeria and the 2 other countries in the sub-Saharan African region. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the global multilateral agency after a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors.

According to the World Bank, “the bulk of the financing — $45 billion — will come from the International Development Association, IDA, the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries.

“The financing for Sub-Saharan Africa also will include an estimated $8 billion in private sector investments from the International Finance Corporation, IFC, a private sector arm of the bank group, and $4 billion in financing from International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, its non-concessional public sector arm.

“In December, development partners agreed to a record $75 billion for IDA, a dramatic increase based on an innovative move to blend donor contributions to IDA with World Bank Group internal resources, and with funds raised through capital markets.

“Sixty percent of the IDA financing is expected to go to Sub-Saharan Africa, home to more than half of the countries eligible for IDA financing. This funding is available for the period known as IDA18, which runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020.”

Source: All Africa (link opens in a new window)

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