Even though two-thirds of the earth is covered with water, only one percent is drinkable. Every day, more than one billion people struggle to find water—water that will likely make them sick.
Every 20 seconds one child under the age of five dies from water-related disease
$55 a person the average cost of expanding water supply access
Without access to energy services, the poor are deprived of the most basic economic opportunities needed to improve their standards of living. About 2.5 billion use solid fuels—wood, charcoal and dung—for cooking and heating. Every year fumes and smoke from open cooking fires kill approximately 1.6 million people mostly women and children, from respiratory diseases.
$40 billion in investment is needed each year in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve universal access in half of countries by 2030
The International Development Association (IDA) is the World Bank's fund for the poorest.
Climate change adaptation measures are vital to build resilience for Kiribati’s future.
Climate change presents an urgent challenge to the well-being of people in all countries. IDA helps the poorest nations adapt by building their resilience to disasters, and promoting sustainable development to minimize their vulnerability.