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Borrowing Countries

Eligibility for IDA support depends first and foremost on a country’s relative poverty, defined as GNI per capita below an established threshold and updated annually. IDA also supports some countries, including several small island economies, that are above the operational cutoff but lack the creditworthiness needed to borrow from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).

Eligibility for IDA support depends first and foremost on a country’s relative poverty, defined as GNI per capita below an established threshold and updated annually ($1,205 in the fiscal year 2022).

IDA also supports some countries, including several small island economies, that are above the operational cutoff but lack the creditworthiness needed to borrow from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). Some countries, such as Nigeria and Pakistan, are IDA-eligible based on per capita income levels and are also creditworthy for some IBRD borrowing. They are referred to as “blend” countries.

A total of 74 countries are currently eligible to receive IDA resources. 

AFRICA

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon 2 & 4
  • Cabo Verde 2 & 3
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros 3
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Congo, Republic of 2 & 4
  • Cote d'Ivoire 4
  • Eritrea 1
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana 4
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya 2 & 4
  • Lesotho 4
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania 4
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Nigeria 2 & 4
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe 3
  • Senegal 4
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia 
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan 
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia 4
  • Zimbabwe 1 & 2

EAST ASIA

  • Cambodia 4
  • Fiji 2 &
  • Kiribati 3
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic 4
  • Marshall Islands 3
  • Micronesia, Federated States of 3
  • Myanmar 4
  • Papua New Guinea 2 & 4
  • Samoa 3
  • Solomon Islands 3
  • Timor-Leste 2 & 3
  • Tonga 3
  • Tuvalu 3
  • Vanuatu 3

SOUTH ASIA

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh 4
  • Bhutan 3
  • Maldives 3
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan 2 & 4

EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA

  • Kosovo 4
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan 2 & 4

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

  • Dominica 2 & 3
  • St. Vincent 2 & 3
  • Grenada 2 & 3
  • Guyana 3
  • Haiti
  • Honduras 4
  • Nicaragua 4
  • St. Lucia 2 & 3

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

  • Djibouti 3
  • Syrian Arab Republic 1
  • Yemen, Republic of

1 Inactive countries: no active IDA financing due to protracted non-accrual status.
2 Blend countries: IDA-eligible but also creditworthy for some IBRD borrowing.
3 Borrowing on small economy terms, when applicable. 
4 Borrowing on blend credit terms.

74 IDA-eligible countries; 59 IDA-only; and 15 blend countries.