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Stepping Up to Ensure the Poorest are Not Left Behind

Over the decades, the International Development Association (IDA) has been at the forefront of helping the world's poorest. From December 14-15, IDA donor and borrower representatives will meet virtually for a historic, early twentieth replenishment (IDA20) of the multibillion-dollar fund.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

IDA has delivered a swift, targeted, and agile response of unprecedented scale to the global COVID-19 crisis, while accelerating progress on longer-term commitments and supporting strong development results in IDA countries. Read More

Special Themes

IDA20 will maintain the four IDA19 special themes: (1) Climate change; (2) Fragility, conflict and violence; (3) Gender; and (4) Jobs and economic transformation. It will introduce human capital as the fifth special theme.

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Climate Change

Managing the unavoidable and avoiding the unmanageable

Fragility, Conflict, and Violence

Breaking the cycle of conflict and poverty

Gender

Fostering gender equality and empowerment

Human Capital

Investing in people for greater equity and economic growth

Jobs and Economic Transformation

Creating good jobs and supporting a strong private sector

Global Reach

  • 1,810projects totaling
  • $156.8B operating in
  • 10,017locations across
  • 74countries
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Heeding the Call of a Country in Crisis - IDA in Yemen

IDA is laying the foundation for recovery by supporting institution-building, restoring economic opportunities, and nurturing human capital.

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More About Our Work

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.

Explore IDA's History

Through 87 events and nearly 500 archival and informational sources, the timeline explores the origins of IDA, its vital role in providing financial and knowledge resources, and the innovative ways it has supported economic and social development across the poorest countries in the world.

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Voices

"IDA is an extremely important instrument for African countries and for developing nations as a whole because of the types of loans that are made available to our States."
MACKY SALL
President of Senegal, July 17, 2021
"As long as there is poverty, there will be a need for IDA. And as long as there is IDA, there will be a need to support IDA. For our side, I think Saudi Arabia will no doubt join that effort."
KHALED BIN SULAIMAN ALKHUDAIRY
Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development, Saudi Arabia, October 2019
"There is such a demand, not only for Samoa but for the Pacific Island region generally, because of the vulnerability to climate change impacts."
SIMON STIELL
Minister for Climate Resilience, Grenada, October 2019