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Adapting to a New Climate Reality

IDA is upgrading transport infrastructure to improve the Pacific Islands's resilience to extreme weather and climate change.


IDA20 Results Measurement System (RMS)

The World Bank tracks and measures how IDA inputs and activities help countries deliver tangible results contributing to high-level development outcomes. Learn More

IDA20 Special Themes

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Climate Change

Managing the unavoidable and avoiding the unmanageable

Fragility, Conflict, and Violence

Breaking the cycle of conflict and poverty

Gender and Development

Fostering gender equality and empowerment

Human Capital

Investing in people for greater equity and economic growth

Jobs and Economic Transformation

Creating good jobs and supporting a strong private sector

Partners in Development

The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) works with a large network of global, regional and local partners to reach poorest people and deliver sustainable results. In this video, hear from key partners who support IDA’s efforts in the global fight against poverty.


More About Our Work

With IDA’s help, hundreds of millions of people have escaped poverty—through the creation of jobs, access to clean water, schools, roads, nutrition, electricity, and more.

Explore IDA's History

Through 87 events and nearly 500 archival and informational sources, the timeline explores the origins of IDA, its vital role in providing financial and knowledge resources, and the innovative ways it has supported economic and social development across the poorest countries in the world.



"IDA is a priority for many African countries—mine included. And we turn to IDA for our development agenda. I would like to stress the quality of the policy that has been implemented by IDA."
President of Niger, March 30, 2023
"IDA is an extremely important instrument for African countries and for developing nations as a whole because of the types of loans that are made available to our States."
President of Senegal, July 17, 2021
"As long as there is poverty, there will be a need for IDA. And as long as there is IDA, there will be a need to support IDA. For our side, I think Saudi Arabia will no doubt join that effort."
Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development, Saudi Arabia, October 2019