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Business News of Friday, 31 December 2021

Source: sunnewsonline.com

Coronavirus: Global community to boost resilient recovery in poor countries with $93bn

World Bank has announced a $93 billion replenishment package of the IDA World Bank has announced a $93 billion replenishment package of the IDA

The World Bank has announced a $93 billion replenishment package of the International Development Association (IDA) to help low-income countries respond to the coronavirus crisis and build a greener, more resilient, and inclusive future. The financing brings together $23.5 billion of contributions from 48 high and middle income countries with financing raised in the capital markets, repayments, and the World Bank’s own contributions.

The financing package, agreed over a two-day meeting hosted virtually by Japan, is the largest ever mobilized in IDA’s 61-year history. IDA’s unique leveraging model enables it to achieve greater value from donor resources – every $1 that donors contribute to IDA is now leveraged into almost $4 of financial support for the poorest countries.

“Today’s generous commitment by our partners is a critical step toward supporting poor countries in their efforts to recover from the coronavirus crisis,” said World Bank Group President David Malpass. “We are grateful for the confidence our partners have in IDA as a non-fragmented and efficient platform to tackle development challenges and improve the lives of millions of people around the world.”

The funds will be delivered to the world’s 74 poorest countries under the 20th replenishment (IDA20) program, which focuses on helping countries recover from the impacts of the coronavirus crisis.