World Bank Lending by Safeguard Category, Number and Commitment (FY 1999- 2010)
Source: World Bank database (as of April 12, 2010)
9 percent of lending was classified as category A (very high impact), 44 percent as category B (substantial impact), 29 percent as category C (low impact), and 4 percent as category FI (financial intermediary), but the distribution has changed substantially over time. During the review period, the proportion of category A increased from 5 to 11 percent, with the increase in the volume and scale of infrastructure lending. Category B increased from 37 to 51 percent, while category C dropped from 40 to 18 percent.