IDA: International Development Association – Core Contribution 2014-2017

The World Bank Group’s (WBG) mandate is to support countries in reducing poverty by creating opportunities for economic growth, strengthening governance, managing risks and empowering the poor and vulnerable. The International Development Association (IDA) is the part of the World Bank Group that helps the world’s poorest countries.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Sector not specified
01.07.2014 - 31.12.2023
CHF 752'750'000

Measuring results

IDA has been a leader in holding itself accountable for the aid effectiveness of its operations, placing in the highest category in the Aid Transparency Index for the first time in 2014. The IDA Results Measurement System is a robust accountability and management framework that has contributed significantly to results monitoring and learning at all levels. For IDA18, policy measures and performance targets to support IDA countries have been revised to more closely align with the Sustainable Development Goals. IDA is also committed to strengthening data collection and statistical capacity at the country level in the years ahead.

Switzerland’s commitment

Switzerland has been a member of IDA since 1992. Thanks to IDA’s financial strength and expertise in addressing poverty and other global issues, the Swiss contribution to IDA is an important complement of Swiss bilateral aid. As a donor and through an active participation,  Switzerland has pushed successfully for IDA to make a focused contribution toward the implementation and results monitoring of the 2030 Agenda, improve conditions for the private sector, and cooperate more closely with other development actors, such as the UN, especially in fragile contexts.

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