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The International Development Association (IDA) works across all sectors to support a country’s development objectives.

Women beneficiaries of IDA-funded social protection and nutrition programs in the village of Soavina in Madagascar. © Sarah Farhat/World Bank

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The International Development Association (IDA) is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. Established in 1960, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans (called “credits”) and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions. Visit ida.worldbank.org

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