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Supporting small and vulnerable states (English)

At their October 2004 meeting, Deputies of the International Development Association (IDA) requested information on the adequacy and relevance of Bank assistance to small and vulnerable states, as these tend to have limited lending programs but at the same time need high-quality and extensive analytical advice and technical assistance. This note responds to that request by first reviewing issues in assisting small states (covering all small developing countries) and then focusing on a group of low-income, particularly vulnerable small states. The recommendations listed in the final section provide some options for enhancing the level of support offered to these states.

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Supporting small and vulnerable states (English). IDA14 Discussion paper Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/117521468762375032/Supporting-small-and-vulnerable-states