World Bank Approves Sri Lanka’s Eligibility to Access Concessional Financing, Helping to Stabilize Economy and Protect Livelihoods
This type of financing, which is offered at low interest rates, will enable the country to implement its government-led reform program to stabilize the economy and protect the livelihood of millions of people facing poverty and hunger. This approval means Sri Lanka now becomes an IDA country.
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