We know that when used wisely and transparently, debt is important to finance development. Prudent debt can power economies and pave the way for a resilient future—allowing countries to focus on…

Dirk Reinermann |

The World Bank’s International Development Association—its fund established in 1960 to support the 74 poorest countries—just launched its 20th cycle (known as IDA20) at a high-level global event…

Akihiko Nishio |

World Bank Strengthening Gender Statistics project is partnering with National Statistical Offices in twelve IDA-19 countries to support the production of gender data in the economic domain.

Anna Tabitha Bonfert, Talip Kilic, Heather Moylan, Miriam Muller |

A historic IDA replenishment hosted by Japan signals the global community’s unwavering commitment to the poorest countries

David Malpass |

This is IDA’s twentieth replenishment and by far the largest in its 61-year history. So, what makes IDA the fund of choice in international development, even in these tough budgetary times? I…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

The impact of the climate crisis on people’s lives is indisputable. It is also terribly unfair: those who are most affected contribute the least to causing it.

Akihiko Nishio |

Tanzania has seen sustained growth over the past two decades, but like many developing countries, COVID-19 has taken its toll. Its economy is projected to expand by 4.3 percent in 2021 but poverty…

Mari Elka Pangestu |

There are millions of such inspiring, independent women across South Asia—especially in the poorest countries, which are served by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA).

Hartwig Schafer |

Discover how the World Bank is ramping up climate outcomes through the International Development Association (IDA).

Bernice Van Bronkhorst, Johannes Zutt |

Working for the most vulnerable people: jobs and economic transformation in the face of COVID-19

Samuel Munzele Maimbo |