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IDA at Work

March 2007 - present

This series of briefs presents key achievements and results from projects funded by the International Development Association, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries. Topics cover the themes of Africa, gender, conflict and fragility, climate change, and institutional strengthening.


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IDA Results

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Nigeria - Macroeconomic stability and delivering services for the poor (English)

Over the last five years, Nigeria has been carrying an ambitious reform agenda. The most far reaching of those was to base the budget on a conservative price for oil, with excess saved in special Excess Crude Account. ... See More +

Brief 91620 APR 25, 2011

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Ghana - The challenges of becoming a middle-income country (English)

Ghana is becoming a middle income economy through years of sustained economic growth, enhanced by the recent discoveries and commercialization of oil and gas. ... See More +

Brief 91619 APR 22, 2011

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Sierra Leone - On the path of full return to development (English)

International Development Association (IDA) has been Sierra Leone’s key source of continued and reliable development assistance since the country joined the World Bank in 1962, a year after its independence. ... See More +

Brief 93304 APR 01, 2011

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Benin - Stepping up growth and economic diversification (English)

Important economic and structural reforms, supported by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) helped Benin sustain growth rates averaging 4.7 percent annually during the last decade, resulting in modest increases in its per capita income (US$750) as well as improvements in human development, ranging from the construction of new classrooms to tackling malaria. ... See More +

Brief 91616 APR 01, 2011

Disclosed

Burundi - Accelerated and shared growth for peace consolidation (English)

With a history of conflict and widespread poverty, Burundi has been working with the International Development Association (IDA) to rebuild peace and security, modernize public finance, provide basic services, and strengthen the agricultural sector. ... See More +

Brief 91618 APR 01, 2011

Disclosed

Burkina Faso - Overcoming the odds (English)

Burkina Faso's political stability over the past 15 years, together with a country-led transition to a more open, market-driven economic model, has provided the foundation for growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 91617 APR 01, 2011

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Bosnia and Herzegovina - From post-conflict reconstruction to EU integration (English)

Fourteen years after the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH), infrastructure and basic services have been restored to prewar levels, while the country and its people have made substantial progress in their overall economic and social development and the country is in the process of integrating into the European Union (EU). ... See More +

Brief 91615 OCT 27, 2010

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Burkina Faso - Overcoming the odds (English)

Burkina Faso has maintained relative macroeconomic stability. In the decade preceding 2007, the real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate averaged about 6 percent per year and poverty incidence declined from 54 percent in 1998 to 46.4 percent in 2003. ... See More +

Brief 91613 OCT 26, 2010

Disclosed

Armenia - Laying the foundations for sustainable development (English)

Over the past two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia’s economic transformation has been profound. The economy today is market oriented and highly receptive to trade, capital, and technological innovation. ... See More +

Brief 91612 OCT 26, 2010

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Unleashing Tanzania's potential : sustaining transition (English)

Tanzania’s average per capita income has increased since the introduction of economic reforms driven by improvements in economic performance, structural reforms, and improved service delivery. ... See More +

Brief 91609 OCT 25, 2010

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Nicaragua - Innovative approaches reach the poor in remote rural areas (English)

Following decades of instability and several natural disasters, Nicaragua has achieved a remarkable economic turnaround, and is now focused on innovative ways of reducing poverty, particularly in remote rural communities. ... See More +

Brief 91603 OCT 25, 2010

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Niger - Putting the economy on a path of higher growth (English)

Niger is a vast landlocked country in the Sahel, with an estimated 14.7 million people, the majority of whom live along a narrow band of arable land on the country’s southern border. ... See More +

Brief 91604 OCT 25, 2010

Disclosed

Nigeria - Building macroeconomic stability and delivering services for the poor (English)

Nigeria boasts a strong and resilient economy, thanks to rapid growth in both its oil and non-oil sectors over recent years. Yet poverty remains pervasive and the International Development Association (IDA) is working with Nigeria to address the fundamental causes of this problem, and to ensure that all its effort take into account the need to improve governance at all levels. ... See More +

Brief 91605 OCT 25, 2010

Disclosed

Liberia - Transitioning from post-conflict to long-term development. investing in human capital to achieve pro-poor growth (English)

Since 2003, Liberia has achieved great progress in the face of considerable difficulties and risks. It has held democratic elections, reestablished a public financial management system, begun rebuilding public sector institutions, reestablished the delivery of some essential public services, and laid the foundations of a local government system. ... See More +

Brief 91600 OCT 25, 2010

Disclosed

Senegal - Rallying support for growth (English)

Faced with external and internal shocks since 2006, including the 2009 global financial crisis, Senegal, with support from the International Development Association (IDA) support, has made progress towards fiscal consolidation, and has strengthened its regulatory framework, and increased private sector participation in the provision of water and telecommunications services. ... See More +

Brief 91607 OCT 25, 2010

Disclosed

Supporting Rwanda's vision 2020 : improving the investment climate for private sector development (English)

Rwanda has steadily reformed its commercial laws and institutions since 2001 with support from the World Bank Group. Rwanda was named the top reformer in Doing Business 2010, having jumped 76 places from 143 to 67 in the annual ranking of 183 countries, the biggest improvement ever by any country. ... See More +

Brief 91606 OCT 25, 2010

Disclosed

Haiti - Supporting the plan to build back better (English)

International Development Association (IDA) is working alongside the people of Haiti to rebuild after the devastating earthquake that killed up to 230,000 people and wounded just as many on January 12, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters on record. ... See More +

Brief 91598 OCT 25, 2010

Disclosed

Vietnam - Laying the foundation for sustainable, inclusive growth (English)

Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. It is going through a far-reaching transformation from an inward looking planned economy to one that is globalized and market based. ... See More +

Brief 91610 OCT 25, 2010

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Mozambique - From post-conflict recovery to high growth (English)

Mozambique has emerged from decades of war to become one of Africa’s best-performing economies. One of the poorest countries in the world at independence, the country has enjoyed a remarkable recovery, achieving an average annual rate of economic growth of 8 percent between 1996 and 2008, the highest growth rate among African oil-importers. ... See More +

Brief 91602 OCT 25, 2010

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Zambia - Accelerating and sharing growth through improved competitiveness (English)

Strong macroeconomic management, coupled with rapid growth in mining, construction, telecommunications and tourism, helped spur Zambia’s economic growth to 5 percent on average during 2001-2008. ... See More +

Brief 91611 OCT 25, 2010

Disclosed

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Nigeria - Macroeconomic stability and delivering services for the poor (English)
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APR 25, 2011 91620 Brief
Ghana - The challenges of becoming a middle-income country (English)
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APR 22, 2011 91619 Brief
Sierra Leone - On the path of full return to development (English)
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APR 01, 2011 93304 Brief
Benin - Stepping up growth and economic diversification (English)
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APR 01, 2011 91616 Brief
Burundi - Accelerated and shared growth for peace consolidation (English)
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APR 01, 2011 91618 Brief
Burkina Faso - Overcoming the odds (English)
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APR 01, 2011 91617 Brief
Bosnia and Herzegovina - From post-conflict reconstruction to EU integration (English)
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OCT 27, 2010 91615 Brief
Burkina Faso - Overcoming the odds (English)
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OCT 26, 2010 91613 Brief
Armenia - Laying the foundations for sustainable development (English)
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OCT 26, 2010 91612 Brief
Unleashing Tanzania's potential : sustaining transition (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91609 Brief
Nicaragua - Innovative approaches reach the poor in remote rural areas (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91603 Brief
Niger - Putting the economy on a path of higher growth (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91604 Brief
Nigeria - Building macroeconomic stability and delivering services for the poor (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91605 Brief
Liberia - Transitioning from post-conflict to long-term development. investing in human capital to achieve pro-poor growth (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91600 Brief
Senegal - Rallying support for growth (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91607 Brief
Supporting Rwanda's vision 2020 : improving the investment climate for private sector development (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91606 Brief
Haiti - Supporting the plan to build back better (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91598 Brief
Vietnam - Laying the foundation for sustainable, inclusive growth (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91610 Brief
Mozambique - From post-conflict recovery to high growth (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91602 Brief
Zambia - Accelerating and sharing growth through improved competitiveness (English)
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OCT 25, 2010 91611 Brief