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IDA Special Allocation Index (ISAI)

The World Bank’s IDA Special Allocation Index (ISAI) is based on the results of the annual Post-conflict Performance Indicators (PCPI) exercise that covers the countries eligible for IDA’s exceptional allocations.

Exceptional IDA allocations consist of a window for countries facing a turn-around situation characterized by the cessation of an ongoing conflict or commitment to a major change in the policy environment. In 2018 one country, The Gambia, was eligible for exceptional allocation.

The PCPI consists of 12 criteria grouped in four clusters (Economic Management and Structural Policies; Social Inclusion and Human Development; Governance; and Post-Conflict Risk). All four clusters are used to assess the performance of the post-conflict countries, while only the first three are used for the re-engaging set. The content reflects the emerging consensus that tackling development challenges in post-conflict and other fragile situations requires a deep understanding of the links among the security, political, economic, and social spheres.

To underscore both the role of the instrument in IDA’s Exceptional Allocations and that the coverage of the exercise extends beyond post-conflict situations, the overall country score is referred to as the ISAI.

The 2018 results 

The ISAI scores are presented below:

Table 1 (Turn-around countries): pdf | xls

For more details on how these ratings are prepared, please see Frequently Asked Questions (pdf).

These scores are a product of the staff of the World Bank and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Board of Executive Directors or the governments they represent.