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  Encyclopedia: International Development Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is responsible for providing long-term interest-free loans to the poorest of developing countries on terms more lenient than those of the World Bank proper, and forms part of the World Bank Group based in Washington, D.C. September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years).
Logo of the World Bank The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, in Romance languages: BIRD), better known as the World Bank, is an international organization whose original mission was to finance the reconstruction of nations devastated by WWII.
The International Development Association (IDA) provides grants and "soft" loans, with repayment periods of some 30 years and no interest, to the poorest countries (generally with per capita incomes below $500 per year).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/International-Development-Association   (369 words)

 Dáil Debate - 11
The IDA is a significant player in many of the most worthwhile programmes and I am sure it is a useful influence in terms of the way policy is developed.
As on previous occasions, the Bill amends the International Development Association Acts 1960 to 1999 to allow payments to be made to the IDA. As many are aware, the IDA is the soft loan arm of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or the World Bank, which was established in 1960.
Development aid must be based on the principles outlined by Deputy Burton such as access to common resources, including water, food and shelter, and it should not be linked to geopolitical issues that have caused the conflicts in such countries.
www.irlgov.ie /debates-03/11Dec/Sect3.htm   (15838 words)

 Welcome to International Management Development Association
The International Management Development Association (IMDA) was formed in 1987 in the State of Pennsylvania to provide an interdisciplinary and global platform for the exchange of ideas in the pursuit of professional growth and opportunities for academics, practitioners, and public policy makers at all levels.
An annual meeting of the Association is held in different countries to bring together people involved in a specific theme or in specific issues of international management development for a particular country or region.
The Association Newsletter is also published quarterly to inform members about the activities of members as well as the activities of other sister organizations taking place.
www.imda.cc /IMDA/IMDAWEB/imda/2002about.shtml   (620 words)

 AIMD - Association International Market Development
First, to identify and assist in the procurement of government sponsored grants and contracts for members of the association community, and in so doing, enable associations to develop and/or enhance their international presence.
Second, to provide a forum for the association community and agencies that administer international programs to enhance their dialogue, build mutual awareness, and broaden collaboration.
AIMD serves as a gateway between associations and the international lending agencies that sponsor programs promoting international development.
www.aimd.net   (157 words)

 networkideas.org - International Development Economics Associates
It is shown that the policy space for developing countries has been constantly shrinking and it is at the risk of shrinking even further, to the point of making the use of any meaningful policy for economic development impossible.
The International Forum for Social Development is a project launched in 2001 by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the Secretariat of the United Nations.
However, it is imperative that the Chinese government recognises the dangers associated with the entry of players with international private concerns that are sharply at variance with national social concerns and reverse the trend.
www.networkideas.org   (1408 words)

 Operations Evaluation Department
This evaluation assesses the development effectiveness of the World Bank's country-level HIV/AIDS assistance defined as policy dialogue, analytic work, and lending with the explicit objective of reducing the scope or impact of the AIDS epidemic.
International experience shows that organizations typically focus more attention on the technical and procedural aspects of M and E systems than on changing organizational cultures and incentives.
The CAE is a countrywide evaluation that concentrates on the relevance, efficiency, efficacy, sustainability, and institutional development impact of the Bank’s program of assistance, and includes an assessment of the outcomes of IDA’s assistance strategies.
www.worldbank.org /oed   (2828 words)

 ABC News: World Bank report calls for changes to G8 debt plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The potential cost to the bank's International Development Association (IDA) lending facility could be more than $50 billion, including commitments made under previous debt-relief initiatives, according to the report.
The IDA is the world's largest lending facility for poor countries, offering the most affordable loans along with grants to governments in need.
The report is considered an initial posturing by the World Bank on the G-8 initiative, which responded to years of pressure from activists and the development community by canceling 100 percent of the debt owed by 23 nations — most of them in Africa — to the IDA, the IMF and the African Development Bank.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1003303   (477 words)

 Dalhousie International Development Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The International Development Association (IDA) is a student society dedicated to local and global development causes.
The primary functions of the association include rasing awareness about international development, fundraising and collecting resources for development projects, and facilitating student participation in development programs.
The IDA also serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, and allows students an opportunity to laugh, cry, rant or rave about personal experiences.
www.geocities.com /dalida_ca/home/intro.htm   (85 words)

 IDA - Background
The International Development Association (IDA) is the part of the World Bank that helps the earth’s poorest countries reduce poverty by providing interest-free loans and some grants for programs aimed at boosting economic growth and improving living conditions.
IDA funds help these countries deal with the complex challenges they face in striving to meet the Millennium Development Goals.
IDA 14  Donor and borrower country representatives have concluded the process of negotiating the fourteenth replenishment of IDA resources.
www.worldbank.org /ida   (238 words)

 The International Development Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
IDA is the World Bank’s window for lending on very soft terms.
IDA lends, on average, about $5-6 billion dollars per year for different types of development projects.
Most of the projects include components of physical development that require the engagement of consultant, contractor, or both.
www.tamu.edu /classes/cosc/choudhury/w_bank/tsld008.htm   (83 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Aid industry needs slimming down in order to tackle world poverty
Second, the replenishment of the International Development Association needs to be decided by December and ratified by June next year.
The IDA is the soft-loan window of the World Bank, committing some $8bn (£4.5bn) a year towards poverty reduction programmes in about 70 countries that have little or no access to financial markets.
This is consistent with the campaign for greater debt relief to poor countries, for most of whom the IDA is now the largest remaining creditor.
www.guardian.co.uk /debt/Story/0,2763,1313297,00.html   (997 words)

 Statement prepared for the Development Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund
The World Bank Group, working closely with developing country governments, is a key player in efforts to address institutional barriers to domestic private investment and to support private sector development in member countries.
Looking forward, bilateral and multilateral support for private sector development must continue to be linked closely with efforts by developing country governments to improve their investment climates through targeting support to country specific policies and strategies developed in the framework of national poverty reduction strategies.
The International Development Association’s (IDA’s) Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) exercise, which heavily stresses governance and underpins IDA’s performance-based system for allocating financing to client countries, could become a valuable tool in helping bilateral agencies better target their ODA funding to good performers.
www.fin.gc.ca /news04/04-032e.html   (2866 words)

 LLRX -- Revised Guide to International Trade Law Sources on the Internet
International agreements (collections of international trade agreements and resources for the major multilateral trade agreements and the regional trading areas).
The ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947 to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.
Institute for International Economics.  IIE is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy.  The site offers a wealth of working papers, policy briefs, speeches and testimony, and hot topic information.  See the “Areas of Expertise” section for a listing of the experts affiliated with the Institute.
www.llrx.com /features/trade3.htm   (4223 words)

 MS Nepal - Development Through Partnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All Danish development workers employed by MS Nepal have been asked to leave their postings and return to the capital due to the present deteriorating security situation in the areas where they live and work.
“The Development workers feel safe in their respective homes and in the partner organisation offices, however the roads are increasingly becoming unsafe, and vital stretches of the highways are also being blocked and impossible to pass by vehicle,” says MS Nepal country director Nina Ellinger.
On previous occasions of uncertainty some development workers have been asked to stay in the capital until the situation in the area where they were working improved.
www.msnepal.org   (2609 words)

 International Organization for Migration (IOM) / Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) / ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Concerns including the loss of jobs, lower wages, increased welfare costs and the belief that migration is spiralling out of control, are exaggerated and fly in the face of evidence.
You'll also find contributions from the world's leading experts, the latest trends in international migration, and regional overviews of developments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe when you order your copy of the report.
This workshop focuses on the role of legal frameworks and administrative infrastructures, the ingredients of effective partnerships and international cooperation, and new tools and strategies to better manage migration.
www.iom.int   (419 words)

 GTN - Gender Issues
More recently - essentially the last five to 10 years - academics, NGOs and international organizations have begun to pay close attention to the gender dimensions of international trade regimes, liberalization, and the impact of trade regulations and WTO decisions.
More often than not, consideration of the gender dimensions of trade and other development issues means focusing on the impact on women.
As Amartya Sen, Martha Nussbaum and others have emphasized, women tend to be disproportionately poor and disadvantaged in developing countries.[1] In addition, their ownership, control, and access to economic resources, assets and markets are often limited by social norms.
www.cid.harvard.edu /cidtrade/site/gender.html   (776 words)

Amendment of Section 3 of the International Development Association Act, 1960.
— Section 3 of the International Development Association Act, 1960 is hereby amended by the substitution of the following paragraphs for paragraph (h) of subsection (2) (inserted by the International Development Association (Amendment) Act, 1980):
(2) The International Development Association Acts, 1960 to 1980, and this Act may be cited as the International Development Association Acts, 1960 to 1983.
www.acts.ie /zza33y1983.1.html   (193 words)

 IDF - International Development Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In June 2004, the International Development Forum became part of the new International Development Network (IDN) of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
The IDF was set up in 1989 to provide a forum for the discussion of international development issues.
* In addition, it was recognised that development is frequently seen as a way of transferring experience from the developed to the developing countries, in a largely Euro-centric manner.
www.idforum.org.uk   (140 words)

— Section 3 of the International Development Association Act, 1960, is hereby amended by the substitution of the following paragraphs for paragraph (1) (inserted by the International Development Association (Amendment) Act, 1990) of subsection (2) (inserted by the International Development Association (Amendment) Act, 1980):
—(1) This Act may be cited as the International Development Association (Amendment) Act, 1993.
(2) The International Development Association Acts, 1960 to 1990, and this Act may be cited together as the International Development Association Acts, 1960 to 1993.
www.acts.ie /zza26y1993.1.html   (199 words)

 Development Studies Association: Connecting and supporting the development research community in UK and Ireland
Development Studies Association: Connecting and supporting the development research community in UK and Ireland
If you are a researcher or a funder you can find organisations with expertise in all areas of development research in our Research Capacity Guide.
If you are looking for development studies course, either undergraduate, postgraduate or a professional short course, then your first stop should be our Guide to Development Studies Courses.
www.devstud.org.uk   (854 words)

 International Development Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The International Development Association (IDA) was created on September 24, 1960, is a UN specialized agency.
IDA concessionary lending is funded by direct contributions from member states, which subsidise the difference between the IBRD's costs and the price charged to IDA borrowers.
This page was last modified 01:28, 13 August 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Development_Association   (76 words)

-Section 3 of the International Development Association Act, 1960, is hereby amended by the substitution of the following paragraphs for paragraph (n) (inserted by the International Development Association (Amendment) Act, 1997) of subsection (2) (inserted by the International Development Association (Amendment) Act, 1980):
-(1) This Act may be cited as the International Development Association (Amendment) Act, 2000.
(2)        The International Development Association Acts, 1960 to 1997, and this Act may be cited together as the International Development Association Acts, 1960 to 2000.
www.ucc.ie /law/irlii/statutes/2000_12.htm   (208 words)

 EuropaWorld free online newspaper covering international development
It focuses on key requirements for sustainable development such as peace and security, good and effective governance, trade, interconnectivity, social cohesion and environmental sustainability.
In this the aim is to tackle the root cause of recent dramatic events when hundreds of Africans, seeking entry to Europe, tried to force their way into the Spanish enclaves in Morocco.
She was a passionate champion of sustainable development and will be remembered for her intelligent grasp of the issues for which she passionately worked.
www.europaworld.org   (1253 words)

 locumusa.com - Locum press releases , Progress through time International Journal of Food and Wine GMP.
The International Journal of Generic Drugs, published by Locum International Publishers and featuring articles on generic drug development and manufacturing, quality control and assurance, and bulk pharmaceutical chemicals, has placed the Table of Contents of its 1996 issues on the Internet.
IAGIM Drug Development Association signed close to a dozen generic drug development projects in the 1Q of this year with generic houses as diverse as Argentina, Brazil, China, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, US, UK, and New Zealand.
Product development data supplied up to validated full scale commercial batches in all the proposed marketing strengths slashed the companies generic pipeline queue from 9 -15 months of time saved in formulating from scratch..
www.locumusa.com /press   (938 words)

 Global Development Network: Generating, sharing and applying knowledge for development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This volume attempts to lay groundwork for a political economy analysis of understanding the different policies adopted by governments of developing and former socialist countries in the last quarter of a century to cope with the move toward more market-oriented regimes.
The Union Cabinet of the Government of India on June 23, 2005 approved the establishment of GDN as an international organization with its headquarters in New Delhi.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is seeking nominations for the First Award for Excellence in Research on topics relevant for the economic and social development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
www.gdnet.org   (867 words)

 CIESIN Info Co-op - Organizational Guide - World Bank - IDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The International Development Association (IDA) provides assistance on concessional terms to the poorest developing countries, those that cannot afford to borrow from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
IDA depends on contributions from its more affluent member countries, including some developing countries, for most of its financial resources.
Other members of the World Bank Group include the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).
www.ciesin.org /IC/wbank/IDA.html   (107 words)

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