The world is much more prosperous today but 2/3 of the global extreme poor—500 million people—live in the 75 poorest countries where IDA works. Many are in Africa.
IDA’s commitment to the people and places most in need endures.
EXTREME POVERTY IN THE WORLD
Percentage of Population in Extreme Poverty
IDA delivers results, improves aid eﬀectiveness, works transparently, is accountable and cost-eﬀective...
…with low administrative costs, predictable aid flows and large project size relative to other donors.
With IDA18, every $1 of total donor contributions translates into about $3 in financing support for development projects. IDA is one of the most cost-effective ways to make an impact on the lives of people in the poorest countries.
FRAGILITY, CONFLICT & FORCED DISPLACEMENT
Fragility, conflict and violence are a critical development challenge
IDA has scaled up focus on conflict and fragility to help secure the
structures that people need to resume peaceful and productive lives.
IDA has committed to provide record resources and increase staff presence in places at risk of fragility and conflict.
IDA is on the leading edge of the development community’s approach to forced displacement, migration and refugees.
IDA emphasizes prevention and acting early.
IDA is present where many are not and remains engaged in some of the most challenging environments, including during active conflict and during transition...
…and collaborating with humanitarian, development, peace and security partners is critical to deliver in challenging environments
- such as working with the United Nations and Red Cross for IDA’s response to food insecurity in Somalia
- or leveraging IDA’s Crisis Response Window to partner with UNICEF and the WHO on cholera outbreaks in Yemen.
IMPACT—IDA ACHIEVES RESULTS
IDA has doubled financial support to countries facing fragility to $14 billion, including a $400 million exceptional allocation to Yemen, along with more than $2 billion in additional financing for refugees and their host communities.
Mauritania: A cash-transfer project that supports women and children has reached more than 22,000 households with programming on nutrition, hygiene and early childhood development. By 2020 it will reach 100,000 households.
Afghanistan: More than 39,000 people benefited from a project to develop job skills and increase incomes for graduates of technical and vocational schools from 2013-2018.
IDA projects are helping people become climate-smart in agriculture and land use. In Burundi, IDA is enabling farmers to protect topsoil, recover soil fertility and begin year-round production of nutrient-rich foods. In Ethiopia’s Oromia region, IDA is helping women become coffee farmers while introducing climate-smart practices that boost productivity.
Cambodia: By leveraging the IDA18 Private Sector Window, IFC helped to issue a local-currency bond to support lending to rural SMEs—facilitating 60% more microloans—to encourage the development of the local debt-capital market.
Bangladesh: More than 42% of beneficiaries of a rural livelihoods program from 2015-18 increased their incomes by 30%, while more than 29,000 jobs were created for young people following a professional skill development training.
Chad: IDA is helping to provide basic health, education and social protection services and improved livelihoods for refugees and host communities, expecting to benefit 1.1 million people.
Honduras: Some 90,000 households were registered in a parcel-based system and more than 50,000 new land titles were awarded from 2011-17, 48% of which went to a female head of household. Improving the land registry system gave rural and indigenous peoples greater legal rights, protecting them from land dispossession and providing greater legal protection.
Moldova: Over 850 facilities - 404 schools, 278 kindergartens, 191 water management projects—were upgraded from 2000-17, benefiting 1.2 million people, a third of the population.
IDA has committed $75 billion for 3 years, from 2018 to 2020, to scale up development investments.
Between July 2017 and June 2018, IDA delivered:
1.9 million farmers
adopted improved agriculture technology
recruited and/or trained
8.5 million people
received access to better sanitation facilities
18.1 million children
12.1 million people
covered by social safety net programs
9 million people
benefited from job-focused interventions
8.9 million people
provided with new or improved electricity service
of roads built
WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR IDA19
Solving them isn’t possible:
- without the IDA donors and borrowers
- without partnerships with country and regional leaders
- without working together
Supporting IDA means investing in the global economy and supporting a better world for men, women and children everywhere.