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Jan 16, 2020 | Press Release
The International Development Association (IDA, Aaa/AAA) made its debut in the sterling market with a 5-year benchmark bond that raised GBP 1.5 billion. The bond matures on December 12, 2024.
Jan 15, 2020 | Press Release
A delegation of World Bank Group Executive Directors (EDs) has concluded its visit to Djibouti after gaining a comprehensive perspective of the country’s current development status and future opportunities, with its focus on youth and women.
Jan 15, 2020 | Loans & Credits
The project development objective is to increase women and adolescent girls’ empowerment and their access to quality reproductive, child and maternal health services in selected areas of the Participating Countries, including the Recipient’s territory, and...
Jan 09, 2020 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a contingent US$10 million in support to Vanuatu that will strengthen the island nation’s resilience to disasters, support climate adaption, and help manage its debt.
Jan 09, 2020 | Feature Story
The Fiavota cash transfer program managed to improve living conditions, strengthen human capital and revive economic activity.
Dec 27, 2019 | Infographic
International Development Association at Work in Kosovo
Dec 18, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a $180 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support Senegal’s efforts to boost competitiveness of the energy and ICT sectors and improve access to services for the most vulnerable.
Dec 18, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project development objective is to support recovery and increase disaster and climate resilience of select public and private infrastructure in the areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth.
Dec 18, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The objective is to support the Government's efforts in (i) the energy sector by improving financial performance, reliability and facilitating equitable access; (ii) enhancing the legal and regulatory framework of the information and communications technology...
Dec 18, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The objective is to help the government introduce growth-enabling reforms in the financial sector, business environment, and infrastructure; generate fiscal resources and savings; and improve the quality of expenditures.
Dec 17, 2019 | Press Release
Up to $2.2 billion will be available for a dedicated window for refugees and host communities over the next three years, the World Bank announced today at the first Global Refugee Forum (GRF).
Dec 16, 2019 | Infographic
Infographic on the activities of the IDA in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Dec 16, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $150 million International Development Association (IDA)* Development Policy Financing for Togo. This financing aims to support the efforts of the Government of Togo to improve fiscal and debt...
Dec 16, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to increase poor communities’ access to safety net and nutrition services.
Dec 16, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The Program Development Objectives of the series are to: (i) enhance fiscal and debt management; and (ii) strengthen the financial viability of the energy sector and use of renewable energy.
Dec 13, 2019 | Infographic
Infographic on the activities of the IDA in Tajikistan.
Dec 13, 2019 | Press Release
A global coalition of development partners announced today their commitment to maintain momentum in the fight against extreme poverty, with $82 billion for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest.
Dec 12, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved a $210 million IDA credit and a $40 million IDA grant, amounting to $250 million to support Mali’s efforts to improve pro-poor services, especially at the local level, thereby enhancing the role of the state and...
Dec 12, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank today approved a $50 million Disaster Risk Management Policy Grant from the IDA with a Deferred Drawdown Option for Catastrophe Risks (Cat DDO)**, along with a EUR 10 million ($11.7 million equivalent) credit in co-financing from the AFD.
Dec 12, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank approved a $100 million IDA DPF today. This financing aims to support Benin Government’s efforts to strengthen fiscal and debt management, improve the financial sustainability of the energy sector and to foster the development of the digital economy.
Dec 12, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The Program Development Objective is to lay the foundation for inclusive development and is based on three pillars. Pillar one aims to reduce gender gaps by tackling child marriage, improving access of married adolescent girls to family planning health services...
Dec 12, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The objective of this DPF is to deliver a more financially sustainable electricity sector, more targeted and efficient agricultural subsidies and supporting pro-poor decentralized service provision. This project is the first in a series of two proposed DPFs.
Dec 12, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The development objective is to support the Government of Madagascar’s institutional, technical, and financial capacity to manage disaster and climate-related risks.
Dec 12, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The objective of the program, the first in a programmatic series of two, is to (1) strengthen fiscal and debt management; (2) improve the financial sustainability of the energy sector; and (3) foster the development of the digital economy.
Dec 10, 2019 | Press Release
The World Bank provides $250 million to Ethiopia, Zambia, and the African Union to combat epidemics and advance critical public health priorities
Dec 10, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project objective is to improve resilience among the poor and vulnerable population and strengthen the national platform for safety nets in Malawi. A zero allocation Contingent Emergency Response Component (CERC) has also been included.
Dec 10, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The Project objective is to support the Africa CDC to strengthen continental and regional infectious disease detection and response systems.
Dec 10, 2019 | Infographic
The road from post-conflict reconstruction towards EU integration
Dec 10, 2019 | Feature Story
Over the last six decades, IDA has provided billions of dollars in assistance to build hospitals and schools, rebuild roads and dams, and boost the livelihoods of millions of people - from Kosovo to the Kyrgyz Republic, and everywhere in between.
Dec 09, 2019 | Loans & Credits
The project aims to strengthen public service delivery capacity of local governments and increase access to urban infrastructure and services in selected areas.