IDA at Work
Construction of a micro-hydroelectric dam has brought electricity to residents and has provided farmers with sufficient water to irrigate their farms in rural Afghanistan. The dam is one of 8,000 energy projects financed by the National Solidarity Program.
From 2007-2015, an IDA-supported project helped increase the incomes of more than 2 million Kenyans by empowering poor people in rural communities to engage with local governments and identify poverty-fighting projects.
The IDA-funded West African Agricultural Productivity Program provides one-time subsidies on the sale of almost 2,000 tons of maize, millet, and sorghum seeds in Senegal. The seeds are guaranteed to produce higher yields, be more drought-resistant, and have shorter maturity cycles.