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Apr 15, 2021 | Factsheet
The International Development Association (IDA) is one of the largest and most effective platforms for fighting extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Apr 15, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank launched an early twentieth replenishment process of the International Development Association (IDA), its fund for the world’s poorest countries, aiming to support countries in their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Apr 14, 2021 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh signed three financing agreements totaling $1.04 billion with the World Bank to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to build resilience to future crises, including vaccination against COVID-19, expand electronic procurement and accelerate economic recovery.
Apr 14, 2021 | Results
In war-torn Yemen, the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) worked together through the Yemen COVID-19 Response Project (YCRP) to support and strengthen the country's preparedness and response to the pandemic.
Apr 02, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank has approved Additional Financing of $10 million for the Tajikistan Rural Electrification Project, which aims to (i) provide electricity access for residents in remote, mountainous areas of southern Tajikistan; and (ii) support efforts to export electricity to neighboring communities in North-Eastern Afghanistan.
Apr 01, 2021 | Statement
Donor and borrower country representatives of the International Development Association (IDA) have selected Zambia’s Dr. Denny Kalyalya as the Independent Co-Chair of IDA’s twentieth replenishment (IDA20), which will launch later this month. In this role, Dr. Kalyalya will champion stronger policy and financial support for IDA20 at political and other stakeholder levels across IDA donor and borrower countries.
Mar 31, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank approved today US$15 million in additional financing from the International Development Association (IDA) to support an expanded and enhanced social safety nets system and improve access to basic services and food security in Djibouti’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.
Mar 26, 2021 | Press Release
WASHINGTON DC, March 26, 2021—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $250 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Bangladesh create more, better, and inclusive jobs and protect more than 5 million jobs as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, while laying the groundwork to accelerate recovery and build resilience.
Mar 26, 2021 | Press Release
World Bank approved a US$145 million (FJ$299 million) operation to support Fiji’s ongoing efforts to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and multiple tropical cyclones.
Mar 25, 2021 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2021 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $600 million in financing from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Crisis-Resilient Social Protection Program (CRISP) that will support Pakistan to expand Ehsaas, the national poverty alleviation program, to protect vulnerable households and increase resilience to economic shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 23, 2021 | Press Release
Approved on February 23, 2020, by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, a $80 million from the International Development Association (IDA)* with 50% grant and 50% credit, will support Mali’s education system.
Mar 18, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today the US$25 million First COVID-19 Response and Recovery Development Policy Credit. This is Dominica’s first World Bank budget support operation, and it is the first in a series of two quick-disbursing credits.
Mar 18, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $500 million in financing from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Bangladesh vaccinate 54 million people against COVID-19.
Mar 18, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved $60 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to help the Afghan government purchase and deploy safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines and strengthen its national program to ensure quick and fair access to health services and vaccinations.
Mar 17, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank approved a $46.9 million project to improve primary education in Lao PDR. Of the total funding, US$30 million comes from the World Bank’s International Development Association, with the remainder coming in the form of a grant from the Global Partnership for Education.
Mar 17, 2021 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2021 — The World Bank approved $200 million to help Bangladesh provide support and services to the low-income urban youths impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic and the involuntary returnee migrants to improve earning opportunities and resiliency.
Mar 11, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a total of $22.5 million in additional financing to the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP) –in the form of grants from the International Development Association (IDA)* and the Clean Technology Fund (CTF)— to support the development of the market for stand-alone solar products in Western and Central Africa, including a dedicated effort for the Sahel countries. This complements the $150 million of IDA and $67.2 million CTF approved by the Board in April 2019 for this project.
Mar 09, 2021 | Feature Story
In Cambodia, ongoing World Bank-supported projects have been adjusted to support recovery from COVID-19 impacts.
Mar 09, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved $120 million to help Bangladesh improve food security by enhancing climate resilience and productivity of irrigated agriculture and fisheries.
Mar 09, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$75 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Adaptive Social Protection for Increased Resilience Project (ASPIRE).
Mar 08, 2021 | Feature Story
In 2016, Burkina Faso launched a short-course training and temporary job program at public works sites. A total of 46,000 unemployed youth have taken part in the program.
Feb 23, 2021 | Press Release
US$57 million to help Lao PDR promote sustainable forest management, improve protected area management, and enhance livelihoods opportunities in eight provinces across the country.
Feb 15, 2021 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) of US$97.50 million to provide regular and predictable cash support to Afghans affected by droughts and COVID-19 and improve food and nutrition security.
Feb 11, 2021 | Press Release
Cabo Verde to purchase and deploy vaccines for nearly 200,000 people - about 35% of the population - including the 20% priority populations
Feb 11, 2021 | Feature Story
With its sandy beaches and strategic location off the coast of Western Africa, Cabo Verde enjoys unique opportunities for growth. It has reduced poverty more than any other African nation since 1990.
Feb 09, 2021 | Press Release
US$50 million (FJ$102.7 million) to support Fiji’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 and severe tropical cyclones Harold and Yasa. The project has a special focus on women who have been disproportionally affected by the crisis.
Feb 08, 2021 | Press Release
The Rwandan economy has fallen into its first recession due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and could potentially compromise years of gains in poverty reduction.
Feb 05, 2021 | Press Release
The $50 million agreement will help to alleviate poverty among forest-dependent communities, while reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
Feb 01, 2021 | Press Release
The government of Bangladesh today signed a $500 million financing agreement to help Upgrade the Jashore-Jhenaidah highway and improve the connecting rural roads and markets that will benefit over 20 million people living in the western region.
Feb 01, 2021 | Statement
In June 2020, the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved the USD 800 million Emergency Equity and System Strengthening in Education Project (EESSE), to be implemented over a period of four years.

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