IDA has helped save 13 million lives over the past decade. With the aim of delivering results and improving lives, IDA funding has also helped:
· recruit and/or train more than 3 million teachers
· immunize more than 310 million children
· provide more than 47 million people with access to basic health and nutrition services
· build or rehabilitate 118,000 kilometers of roads
· provide improved access to water for more than 113 million people
· support quality education for more than 100 million children every year
This historic 16th replenishment, through its mostly interest-free credits and grants for the poorest countries – can help:
· immunize 200 million more children
· extend health services to over 30 million people
· give access to improved water sources to 80 million more people
· help build 80,000 kilometers of roads
· train and recruit over two million teachers
Going forward, IDA aims to achieve even faster and better results on the ground. IDA credits and grants will help the poorest countries meet infrastructure needs, improve health services, educate children and build climate resilience. A key focus will be dealing with gender development issues and helping fragile and conflict affected states. As in the past, Sub-Saharan Africa will remain a major focus of IDA support.
IDA16 will also see a dedicated funding mechanism to help the poorest countries deal with crises – the impact of natural disasters and economic shocks. The new Crisis Response Window will include a special allocation for Haiti as it continues to recover from the 2010 earthquake.
IDA has staff in nearly all IDA recipient countries, ensuring that support is targeted and well monitored. IDA will: continue to improve its rigorous results measurement system, in place since 2002; be a global leader in transparency, efficiency and effectiveness (recently ranked highest among agencies in two separate reviews) and continue with the toughest independent evaluations of any international organization.