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International Development Association


agency helping poorest nations an agency administered by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to provide assistance on concessionary terms to the poorest countries. Its resources consist of subscriptions and general replenishments from its more industrialized and developed members, special contributions, and transfers from the net earnings of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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