Aid Type
Objectives
The International Development Association (IDA) is a multi-issue institution, supporting a range of development activities, such as primary education, basic health services, clean water and sanitation, agriculture, business climate improvements, infrastructure, and institutional reforms. These interventions pave the way toward equality, economic growth, job creation, higher incomes, and better living conditions. For the period July 1, 2014–June 30, 2017 (IDA17), IDA operations are placing a special emphasis on four thematic areas: climate change, fragile and conflict-affected countries, gender equality, and inclusive growth. IDA offers interest free credits and grants for programmes that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities and improve people’s living conditions.
Global Funding Allocation (Donor Currency)
Under replenishment during 2016 (IDA18)
Status
Co-financing Required?
No
Financing Modality
Website
http://ida.worldbank.org/
Application Procedure
Eligibility for IDA support depends first and foremost on a country’s relative poverty, defined as GNI per capita below an established threshold and updated annually ($1,215 in fiscal year 2016). Pacific countries eligible are Kiribati,Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. Every three years, donors meet to replenish IDA resources and review its policy framework. The IDA18 replenishment is underway during 2016.
Sectoral Focus
Country Focus