One Response

  1. Stephen Howes
    Stephen Howes April 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Robin, This is an excellent post. I’m not sure that splitting the Bank into two (IBRD for middle-income countries and IDA for low-income countries) is the answer, but I certainly agree that IDA will need a lot of attention. IDA is facing a crisis: traditional donors are cutting aid, and its biggest recipient (India) has crossed the graduation threshold. Rethinking IDA – who will fund it, and what it should fund – is perhaps the biggest challenge facing Dr Kim. IDA16 (the current IDA round) ends in June 2014, so he has only two years (or less, really) to put a new deal in place.

Leave a Reply