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International Development Association (IDA)

An affiliate of the World Bank Group that was created in 1959 to lend money to developing countries at no interest and for a long repayment period. By providing development assistance through soft loans, IDA meets the needs of many developing countries that cannot afford development loans at ordinary rates of interest and in the time span of conventional loans.

Contact: International Development Association; World Bank; 1818 H Street NW; Washington, DC 20433 USA; Tel: 1 (202) 473-1000; Fax:1 (202) 477-6391; Web: www.worldbank.org/ida.

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