The World Bank Board just approved the recommendation to set up the IDA Crisis Facility, which will scale up support for the world’s poorest countries. It will help address worsening development…

Akihiko Nishio |

The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) is the largest and most effective platform for fighting extreme poverty in the world’s lowest-income countries. As new IDA donors,…

Antonella Bassani, Akihiko Nishio |

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 |