World Bank Group

The World Bank Group (WBG) is the premiere multilateral development bank working for sustainable solutions to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

The WBG has been working with ADB since 1972. It prioritizes development projects on health, education, infrastructure, agriculture, public administration, macroeconomic management, institutional development, governance, financial and private-sector development, environmental protection, and natural resource management. In 2018, ADB and the World Bank signed on an arrangement that allows a more efficient procurement framework for executing and implementing agencies.

In 2019, the World Bank cofinanced projects in the Pacific to support reforms on public sector management in Fiji, Tonga, and Tuvalu.

Cumulative project-specific cofinancing $13.17 billion   
2019 Project-specific Cofinancing
  • $64 million loan for 1 project
  • $13 million grant for 2 projects
1 January 2014–31 December 2019 Cofinanced Projects
Country Project Cofinancing Amount ($ million) Type of Cofinancinga
Bangladesh Emergency Assistance 75.00 G
Second Public-Private Infrastructure Development Facility 99.50 L
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program—Tranche 2 265.00 L
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program—Tranche 3 520.00 G/L
Skills for Employment Investment Program—Tranche 1 79.00 L
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program 700.00 L
Third Primary Education Development—Additional Financing 400.00 L
China, People's Republic of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Air Quality Improvement-Hebei Policy Reforms Program 200.00 L
Fiji Emergency Assistance for Recovery from Tropical Cyclone Winston 50.00 L
Sustained Private Sector-Led Growth Reform Program—Subprogram 1 15.00 L
Sustained Private Sector-Led Growth Reform Program—Subprogram 2 64.00 L
Transport Infrastructure Investment Sector 50.00 L
Georgia East-West Highway (Khevi-Ubisa Section) Improvement 140.00 L
India Solar Rooftop Investment Program—Tranche 1 647.93 G/L
Indonesia Electricity Grid Strengthening—Sumatra Program 500.00 L
Integrated Participatory Development and Management of Irrigation Program 28.00 L
Sustainable and Inclusive Energy Program—Subprogram 1 500.00 L
Kazakhstan Countercyclical Support 1,000.00 L
Kiribati Road Rehabilitation 6.00 G
Strengthening Economic Management Reform Program—Subprogram 1 5.00 G
Strengthening Economic Management Reform Program—Subprogram 2 5.00 G
Strengthening Fiscal Stability Program 8.20 G
Lao People's Democratic Republic Health Sector Governance Program 26.40 G/L
Myanmar Power Transmission Improvement 400.00 L
Nepal Supporting School Sector Development Plan 150.00 L
Pakistan Sustainable Energy Sector Reform Program—Subprogram 1 600.00 L
Sustainable Energy Sector Reform Program—Subprogram 2 500.00 L
Palau North Pacific Regional Connectivity Investment—Additional Financing 22.50 L
Philippines KALAHI-CIDSS National Community-Driven Development 479.00 L
Social Protection Support—Additional Financing 450.00 L
Samoa Fiscal Resilience Improvement Program—Subprogram 1 5.00 L
Samoa Submarine Cable 16.00 G
Solomon Islands Improved Fiscal Sustainability Reform Program 10.00 G
Sri Lanka Education Sector Development Program 100.00 L
Skills Sector Enhancement Program 101.50 L
Tonga Building Macroeconomic Resilience Program—Subprogram 1 2.00 G/L
Building Macroeconomic Resilience Program—Subprogram 2 5.00 G/L
Building Macroeconomic Resilience Program—Subprogram 3 5.50 G
Tuvalu Strengthened Fiscal Sustainability Program 1.50 G
Improved Fiscal and Infrastructure Management Program 7.50 G
Uzbekistan Economic Management Improvement Program—Subprogram 1 500.00 L
Viet Nam Improving Competitiveness Program 250.00 L
Regional Improving Internet Connectivity for Micronesia 36.20 G

a G = grant cofinancing, L = official loan cofinancing