IDA at Work
Bangladesh spends $900 million per year for 1 million tons of diesel to power its irrigation systems. Solar-powered pumps are a reliable irrigation alternative for farmers as solar technology helps reduce costs, protect the environment, and lower expensive diesel fuel imports.
Ethiopia's Productive Safety Nets Program has helped the government put systems in place that have increased the country's resilience to food insecurity and drought.
A sustainable forest management program puts communities in charge of local natural resources, leading to sustainable management of 80% of forests nationwide and a decline in deforestation of 23,700 hectares.