World Bank 2008 Portfolio Hits USD38 Billion

The World Bank’s operations in fiscal year 2008 rose by 11 percent to USD38.2 billion from the previous year due to the global food crisis and increased support for the private sector. The amount is backing 694 projects. (“World Bank Group Support Grows in Fiscal 2008 amid Food and Financial Crisis” - World Bank, Sept. 16, 2008)

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