The African Development Bank (ADB) is the major development bank in Africa. It was established in 1963 by the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The ADB finances project and programme investments in member states, with a focus on regional projects.
A development finance institution owned by more than 50 countries that promotes the economic and social progress of developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.
Source of development finance for Central America devoted to poverty alleviation, regional integration and the competitive insertion of Central America in the global economy.
The EBRD fosters the transition towards market-oriented economies and to promote private and entrepreneurial initiative in the central and eastern European countries committed to and applying the fundamental principles of multiparity democracy, pluralism and market economics. The Bank aims to help its countries of operations to implement structural and sectoral economic reform, including de-monopolization, decentralization and privatization, taking into account the particular needs of countries at different stages of transition. Its activities include the promotion of private sector activity, the strengthening of financial institutions and legal systems, and the development of the infrastructure needed to support the private sector.
Finances international capital investment and overseas development according to European Unions standards.
The Inter American Development Bank is the oldest and largest regional multilateral development institution. It was established in December of 1959 to help accelerate economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Fosters economic development and social progress of member states and Muslim communities in accordance with the principles of the Shari'ah.
Finances investment projects and project exports, both in the Nordic area and outside the Nordic countries. NIB is owned by the five Nordic countries. The ownership is as follows:Denmark 22%, Finland 19%, Iceland 1%, Norway 20% and Sweden 38
The NADB is a bilaterally-funded, international organization, in which Mexico and the United States participate as equal partners. Its purpose is to fund projects related to water supply, wastewater treatment and municipal solid waste management in the border region between Mexico and the USA.
The World Bank Group comprises five organizations: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The Group provides financing and other economic services to developing countries.