Of IDA and New Donor Nations

Contributions of new donor nations to the International Development Association, the World Bank’s fund for poor countries, will be a litmus test for these emerging economies’ aid policies, David Bosco of Foreign Policy suggests.

None of the emerging nations, including China, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and Turkey, have made significant IDA commitments, “in part because their overall aid numbers are low and perhaps also because they’re reluctant to channel what they do have through the Western-dominated World Bank,” Bosco says.

Final figures for IDA’s latest replenishment are expected to be released in February. 

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.