rising food prices, inequitable access to health services or higher exposure to climate hotspots, the most vulnerable people are being made even more vulnerable.Be it through
Following a historic replenishment of $93 billion, including contributions from 52 high- and middle-income countries, IDA20 is well-suited to help countries address such compound challenges. And at a time when global solidarity has become critical to solving concurrent crises, IDA is a prime example of such commitment to support countries pursue durable recovery.
It was specifically designed to tackle crises. Its overarching theme speaks for itself – Building Back Better from the Crisis: Towards a Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Future. So here are five ways in which IDA20 is fundamentally geared to help countries facing the challenges of today develop and deliver effective, time-tested solutions.
The twentieth replenishment framework is underpinned by a prioritization of human capital investments—investments in people, their health, their education—which feed into a country’s overall economic health and resilience. IDA20 is inclusive and intentional about leaving no one behind: women, children, people with disabilities, and people living in areas affected by fragility and conflict.
Through this package, IDA will deepen support to countries and their systems to better prepare for and respond to future crises--including pandemics, financial shocks, and natural hazards. IDA20 will also invest in stronger and more resilient food systems by supporting agriculture and helping families cushion the effects of higher food prices.
IDA20 will prioritize tackling climate change, including by aligning operations with the Paris Agreement. By increasing climate co-benefits, and with high targets for green financing and ecosystem services, it will help countries to adapt to rising climate impacts and preserve biodiversity.
For example, the Window for Host Communities and Refugees helps eligible host countries create meaningful longer-term development opportunities for refugees and host populations. Similarly, the Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) Envelope provides financing to countries facing acute FCV risks.
The Sustainable Development Finance Policy drives the plan. The policy aims to incentivize countries to move toward transparent and sustainable financing, and to further enhance coordination between IDA and other creditors in support of the countries’ reform efforts. The policy helps address debt management, fiscal sustainability, and debt transparency challenges systematically and proactively over a medium- to long-term horizon.
Equipped with this highly tailored package, IDA will finance projects designed to deepen support to responding to various crises and drive resilient recovery for the poorest countries, between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2025.
IDA stands ready to partner with countries as they rebuild their economies and improve livelihoods, while maintaining a sharp focus on long-term development goals. You can follow IDA’s journey of results and impact in the months ahead, using the hashtag #IDAworks.
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