International Development Association (IDA)

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International Development Association (IDA)

Part of: Prelims and GS-III – Economy 

Context International Development Association (IDA) has recently provided $93 billion cash to help the world’s poorest nations which would help scale up aid for pandemic recovery and other programs.

Key takeaways 

  • It was the biggest replenishment ever for the International Development Association (IDA), which provides grants for 74 countries, most of which are in Africa.
  • The package includes $23.5 billion of contributions from high- and middle-income countries as well as financing raised in the capital markets and the World Bank’s own contributions.
  • The funds will help countries prepare better for future crises.

What is The International Development Association (IDA)?

  • It is an international financial institution which offers concessional loans and grants to the world’s poorest developing countries.
  • The IDA is a member of the World Bank Group 
  • Headquartered: Washington, D.C.
  • It was established in 1960 to complement the existing International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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