fbpx News & Publications | International Development Association - World Bank | International Development Association - World Bank

News & Publications

Feb 13, 2020 | Press Release
The Executive Boards of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank met, on February 12 and 13, respectively, to consider Somalia’s eligibility for debt relief under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative.
Feb 12, 2020 | Feature Story
The World Bank Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project began installing solar systems in hard-to-reach areas, in particular in schools and health facilities.
Feb 12, 2020 | Press Release
Regional Statistics Project Will Help Close Data Gaps on Poverty and Gender in the Pacific
Feb 11, 2020 | Press Release
Lao PDR: Additional World Bank Financing for Sustainable Forest Management
Feb 05, 2020 | Press Release
World Bank Emergency Support for Tuvalu
Feb 04, 2020 | Feature Story
Over 100 small enterprises in Balkh province are on track to expand after receiving training and support that helped them better manage their businesses and promote their products.
Jan 30, 2020 | Press Release
Thousands of Basotho living in rural and peri-urban areas will have better access to reliable and affordable electricity as a result of $40 million in new financing from the IDA and an additional $12.9 million from the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program...
Jan 30, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The project objective is to increase access to electricity in rural and peri-urban areas of Lesotho.
Jan 28, 2020 | Feature Story
It is market day in Anié, a commercial city 200 kilometers north of Lomé. The breakfast crowd is even bigger in front of Anifa Aboubacar’s stall. Customers of all ages are lining up for her “watché.” For more than 20 years, she has prepared this African fried...
Jan 28, 2020 | Feature Story
The bustling activity in the beautiful building facing the Agouagon train station serves as a counterpoint to the deadly silence in the totally deserted railway building. About ten women are busy at work around a traditional oven, pouring unhusked parboiled rice...
Jan 17, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The program development objectives are to enhance fiscal risk management; improve oil revenue transparency and management; promote resilience and economic diversification in key real sectors; and increase social protection for the poor and vulnerable.
Jan 16, 2020 | Press Release
The International Development Association (IDA, Aaa/AAA) made its debut in the sterling market with a 5-year benchmark bond that raised GBP 1.5 billion. The bond matures on December 12, 2024.
Jan 15, 2020 | Press Release
A delegation of World Bank Group Executive Directors (EDs) has concluded its visit to Djibouti after gaining a comprehensive perspective of the country’s current development status and future opportunities, with its focus on youth and women.
Jan 15, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The project development objective is to increase women and adolescent girls’ empowerment and their access to quality reproductive, child and maternal health services in selected areas of the Participating Countries, including the Recipient’s territory, and...
Jan 09, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a contingent US$10 million in support to Vanuatu that will strengthen the island nation’s resilience to disasters, support climate adaption, and help manage its debt.
Jan 09, 2020 | Feature Story
The Fiavota cash transfer program managed to improve living conditions, strengthen human capital and revive economic activity.
Dec 27, 2019 | Infographic
International Development Association at Work in Kosovo
Dec 18, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a $180 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support Senegal’s efforts to boost competitiveness of the energy and ICT sectors and improve access to services for the most vulnerable.
Dec 18, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project development objective is to support recovery and increase disaster and climate resilience of select public and private infrastructure in the areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth.
Dec 18, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The objective is to support the Government's efforts in (i) the energy sector by improving financial performance, reliability and facilitating equitable access; (ii) enhancing the legal and regulatory framework of the information and communications technology...
Dec 18, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The objective is to help the government introduce growth-enabling reforms in the financial sector, business environment, and infrastructure; generate fiscal resources and savings; and improve the quality of expenditures.
Dec 17, 2019 | Press Release
Up to $2.2 billion will be available for a dedicated window for refugees and host communities over the next three years, the World Bank announced today at the first Global Refugee Forum (GRF).
Dec 16, 2019 | Infographic
Infographic on the activities of the IDA in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Dec 16, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $150 million International Development Association (IDA)* Development Policy Financing for Togo. This financing aims to support the efforts of the Government of Togo to improve fiscal and debt...
Dec 16, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to increase poor communities’ access to safety net and nutrition services.
Dec 16, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The Program Development Objectives of the series are to: (i) enhance fiscal and debt management; and (ii) strengthen the financial viability of the energy sector and use of renewable energy.
Dec 13, 2019 | Infographic
Infographic on the activities of the IDA in Tajikistan.
Dec 13, 2019 | Press Release
A global coalition of development partners announced today their commitment to maintain momentum in the fight against extreme poverty, with $82 billion for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest.
Dec 12, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved a $210 million IDA credit and a $40 million IDA grant, amounting to $250 million to support Mali’s efforts to improve pro-poor services, especially at the local level, thereby enhancing the role of the state and...
Dec 12, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $50 million Disaster Risk Management Policy Grant from the IDA with a Deferred Drawdown Option for Catastrophe Risks (Cat DDO)**, along with a EUR 10 million ($11.7 million equivalent) credit in co-financing from the AFD.