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IBRD Articles of Agreement

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(As amended effective February 16, 1989)

Table of Contents

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development is established and shall operate in accordance with the following provisions:

ARTICLE I: Purposes

ARTICLE II: Membership in and Capital of the Bank

ARTICLE III: General Provisions Relating to Loans and Guarantees

ARTICLE IV: Operations


ARTICLE V: Organization and Management

ARTICLE VI: Withdrawal and Suspension of Membership: Suspension of Operations

ARTICLE VII: Status, Immunities and Privileges


ARTICLE VIII: Amendments

ARTICLE IX: Interpretation

ARTICLE X: Approval Deemed Given

ARTICLE XI: Final Provisions

SCHEDULE A: Subscriptions

SCHEDULE B: Election of Executive Directors

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