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IDA is one of the largest sources of assistance for the world’s 80 poorest countries. It is the single largest source of donor funds for basic social services in the poorest countries.

The International Development Association (IDA) was established in 1960 and is the part of the World Bank that helps the poorest countries reduce poverty by providing interest-free credits and grants. Donors meet every three years to replenish IDA funds and review IDA’s policies. Following the 14th replenishment of IDA, IDA15—the 15th cycle of fund replenishment—extends from July 2008 to June 2011. The replenishment round concluded with a record replenishment of $41.6 billion for IDA15, an increase of $9.5 billion. 45 donor countries, including six new donors, pledged $25.1 billion and Bank Group income transfers from the IFC and IBRD reached $3.5 billion. Negotiations for the most recent replenishment of IDA’s resources the sixteenth replenishment (IDA16) concluded in December 2010 with a record funding level of $49.3 billion, an 18 percent increase over IDA15. In order to put development results at the center of the IDA programs, IDA has established a Results Measurement System (RMS) designed to strengthen the focus of IDA's activities on development outcomes and to inform donors about IDA's effectiveness.

Country Effectiveness

Outcomes in IDA countries are improving, but progress varies by indicator and is uneven across countries. On average, real GDP per capita of IDA countries rose by 4.6 percent annually in the period 2006-09. Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (2005 PPP) was 42 percent in 2005, down from 51 percent in 1990. Indicators for financial management and investment climate also show positive changes in the recent period. For example, regulatory obstacles to starting a new business have fallen between 2006 and 2009. To see all, click here. 

Agency Effectiveness

Tier 2 indicators assess the quality and outcomes of IDA's operations, from initiation to completion-factors in country-level effectiveness that are more directly under the control of IDA staff and management. They provide information on the agency's effectiveness-the work that IDA as an organization in the donor community does to ensure that its business practices conform to the principles of good aid management, have enabling effects on country capacity and institutions, and thus contribute to country-level effectiveness. To see all, click here. 


This page provides tables, charts, and maps for IDA countries and indicators. To see all, click here. 

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