Results at-a-Glance

A snapshot of key achievements:

  • 195 million women received prenatal care **
  • 116,000 km of roads built or fixed *
  • 117 million people with access to health services **
  • 3.5 million teachers recruited or trained *
  • 597 million children immunized **
  • 123 million people with access to improved water sources *

* 2002-2012 **2003-2013

See additional achievements from 2000 to 2010:


  • Over 2 million classrooms built or rehabilitated benefiting over 105 million children per year. Through IDA-supported projects in India, 20 million more school-age children are now attending school, and 98 percent now have a school within walking distance.
  • Around 300 million textbooks purchased and/or distributed – 15 times the number of books in the New York Public Library.


  • 23,000 health facilities constructed, renovated, and/or equipped, and 1.8 million health personnel trained to improve quality of health services delivered.
  • About 33 million mosquito nets purchased and/or distributed to prevent malaria.  A study of bed net usage in Western Kenya reports a 25 percent reduction in death among children.


  • Over 1,600 bridges built or rehabilitated.  IDA-funded reconstruction of the “old Bridge” in Mostar, Bosnia, contributed to the reconciliation of war-divided people and led to a resurgence in tourism, which boosted the local economy through construction and the opening of new hotels and restaurants.
  • 26 million people provided with access to an all-season road.  In India, IDA-funded all weather roads upped household incomes in rural communities by 50% to 100%.  In Lao PDR, the travel time for transportation of key commodities along the country’s major artery decreased from 5 hours to less than three, which boosted local economic activity. 

Water Supply and Sanitation

  • Almost 500,000 improved community water points and more than 1.5 million piped household water connections constructed or rehabilitated.  In Nepal, the IDA-financed Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project improved the water supply for more than 1.2 million people across Nepal and helped to reduce diarrheal death rates among children by more than 10%.
  • 5.8 million people provided with access to almost 600,000 improved sanitation facilities. 11% more girls attend school when sanitation becomes available.

Private Sector

  • Some 120,000 loans valued at more than $792 million have been made to micro, small and medium enterprises.
  • Access to credit and technical expertise has helped nearly 44,000 firms operate more efficiently and upgrade the quality of their products and services.
  • In India’s Andhra Pradesh, 6.5 million low-income households have gained access to credit, up from fewer than 500,000 in 2000.

September 2013