ABCs of IDA: Thematic and Country Results
ABCs of IDA: Thematic and Country Results

For nearly 60 years, the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, has taken on the most difficult and complex challenges. One of the largest sources of development finance, IDA provides support for health, education, infrastructure, agriculture, economic, and institutional development to the world’s poorest countries—half of which are in Africa.

With IDA’s help, hundreds of millions of people have escaped poverty—through the creation of jobs, access to clean water, schools, roads, nutrition, electricity, and more. Between FY 2011 and FY2018, IDA funding helped immunize 274 million children, provide access to better water sources for 86 million, and provide access to health services for 657 million people.

Learn more about what IDA has achieved—explore our core “ABCs” of IDA results, as well as ABCs on Africaclimate change, community approach to developmentfragility, conflict and violence, gender, governance and institution building, human developmentjobs and economic transformation, and leveraging the private sector.

Learn about our results

ABCs of IDA - Africa
With help from IDA, between 2012 and 2015, the share of people living on less than $1.90/day dropped from 43% to 35%.
ABCs of IDA - Climate Change
Climate Change
IDA operations are screened for short- and long-term climate change and disaster risks, and resilience measures are integrated as appropriate.
ABCs of IDA - Fragility, Conflict and Violence
FragilITY, Conflict and Violence
Since 2000, IDA has provided over $28.5 billion to fragile and conflict-affected situations.
ABCs of IDA - Gender

Between 2011 and 2015, 17 million pregnant women received prenatal care from a health provider

ABCs of IDA - Governance and Institution Building
Governance and Institution Building
With IDA's help, governments have become more transparent, more accountable to their citizens, and less susceptible to corruption. 
Jobs and Economic Transformation
From 2011 to 2015, IDA supported the construction of 102,000 kilometers of roads. 6.3 million Pakistanis gained access to microcredit loans from 2010 to 2014.