IDA Deputies and Borrower Representatives met on November 15, 2018, in Livingstone, Zambia for the launching of the IDA19 Replenishment. The IDA19 Replenishment cycle provides an opportunity to deepen the discussion on issues facing IDA countries and seeks partners’ guidance on policy and financing approaches to address them.
Participants agreed to retain the special themes of IDA18, while underscoring the importance of adapting and leveraging the opportunities opened by disruptive technologies and building on the momentum created by the Human Capital project, stressing the cross-cutting aspect of these issues. The IDA19 Replenishment cycle will culminate with a financing package for fiscal years 2021-2023.
About the Replenishment process
Every three years, donors meet to replenish IDA resources and review its policy framework. The replenishment process typically consists of four formal meetings held over the course of one year. In addition to officials from donor governments (known as “IDA Deputies”), representatives of borrowing member countries are invited to participate to help ensure that IDA’s policy and financing frameworks are responsive to country needs.
Schedule of meetings for the IDA19 Replenishment process:
Launch of IDA19 Replenishment: November 15, 2018, Livingstone, Zambia
Replenishment meeting: April 14-15, 2019, Washington, DC
Replenishment meeting: June 17-20, 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Replenishment meeting: October 2019, Washington, DC
Pledging session: December 2019 (Location TBD)