By Babajide Okeowo
Nigeria has been ranked sixth among the top 10 countries with the highest exposure to funds and support from the World Bank.
According to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group’s annual report, “Meeting the Moment”, Nigeria was sixth with a benefit of $2 billion, accounting for 3.12 percent, while Colombia was seventh with a benefit of $1.76 billion, accounting for 2.75 per cent.
The IFC stated that India led the list of countries with a benefit of $6.91 billion, representing 10.77 percent of the global portfolio as at June 2021.
It disclosed further that China benefited with $4.75 billion, accounting for 7.40 percent while Turkey’s $4.44 fund billion accounted for 6.92 per cent.
Brazil, on the other hand, was fourth with a benefit of $3.68 billion, accounting for 5.75 percent, while South Africa was fifth with a benefit of $2.49 billion, accounting for 3.89 per cent.
Vietnam came eighth with a benefit of $1.67 billion, accounting for 2.60 percent; Mexico was ninth with a benefit of $1.59 billion, accounting for 2.48 per cent; and Indonesia was tenth with a benefit of $1.53 billion, accounting for 2.38 per cent.
IFC said it invested $31.5 billion in total commitments. These include $23.3 billion in long-term finance and $8.2 billion in short-term finance to private companies and financial institutions in emerging and developing economies, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.