INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
IDA is one of the most effective platforms for development. No other international institution has the mandate, knowledge, and resources to respond to complex global challenges with a focus on the world’s poorest countries. In our increasingly interconnected world, investments in IDA countries bring positive spillovers for the global community, especially in areas like climate change, health, conflict, and fragility.Read More »

An aerial view of the Panama Canal. © Panama Canal Authority
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION
In 2008, IFC joined four other development banks in committing $2.3 billion in financing for the canal’s expansion, which will be inaugurated Sunday.

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Global trade depends on logistics. Countries with efficient logistics can easily connect firms to domestic and international markets through reliable supply chains. Countries with inefficient logistics face high costs—both in terms of time and money—in international trade.
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