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BP 14.10, Annex B - Sample Letter on Financial and Economic Data: IDA Recipients

These policies were prepared for use by World Bank staff and are not necessarily a complete treatment of the subject.
BP 14.10 - Annex B
August, 2006

[Name of Member Country Borrower]



International Development Association

1818 H Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20433

United States of America 


Re: [IDA Credit/IDA Grant] No. ___________

(___________ Project)

Section 5.01 of the General Conditions

Financial and Economic Data


Dear Sirs and Mesdames:


In connection with the Financing Agreement (Financing Agreement) of this date between [name of member country borrower or recipient ] (Member Country) and International Development Association (Association) providing financing (Financing)for the above-captioned Project, and the General Conditions (General Conditions) made applicable to the Financing Agreement, I am writing on behalf of the Member Country to set forth the following:

1. We understand and agree that,for purposes of Section 5.01 of the General Conditions, the Member Country is required by the Association[:

(a) ]to report long-term external debt (as defined in the World Bank s Debtor Reporting System Manual, dated January 2000 (DRSM)), in accordance with the DRSM, and in particular, to notify the Association of new loan commitments (as defined in the DRSM) not later than 30 days after the end of the quarter during which the debt is incurred, and to notify the Association of transactions under loans (as defined in the DRSM) once a year, not later than March 31 of the year following the year covered by the report[; and

(b)1]to: (i) notify the Association at least three months prior to incurring any non-concessional long-term external debt, of its intention to incur such debt, together with the proposed terms of such debt; and (ii) afford the Association reasonable opportunity to exchange views with the Member Country on the matter. For purposes of this paragraph, non-concessional long-term external debt means any long-term external debt (as defined in thirds), but excluding private debt (as so defined), with an estimated grant element (GE) calculated in the manner published from time to time by the Association (see, reports ) of less than (i) 35% or (ii) the GE for determining concessionality established by the International Monetary Fund in any Extended Credit Facility arrangement, Standby Credit Facility or Policy Support Instrument with the Member Country in effect at the time of such notice, whichever is higher.]

2. We represent that [, except as stated in the Annex hereto,] no defaults exist in respect of any external debt (as defined in the DRSM). It is our understanding that, in making the Financing, the Association may rely on the representations set forth or referred to in this letter.

3. Please confirm your agreement to the foregoing by having a duly authorized representative of the Association sign in the space provided below.

Very truly yours,

[Name of member country ]


Authorized Representative



International Development Association




Authorized Representative



  1. Paragraph(b) should ONLY be used if the Recipient is one of the countries subject to IDA's Non-Concessional Borrowing Policy. For a current list of such countries see BP14.10, Annex B1. For further questions on this paragraph, please consult LEGFI or FRM.
BP 14.10 - External Debt Reporting and Financial Statements

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