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Individual Development Account

A savings account for persons with lower income. The funds put into an IDA are matched by a public or private organization. One may use the funds in an IDA for educational purposes, starting a business, or buying a first house. IDAs are accompanied by programs for credit improvement and other classes to help account holders move up from poverty and into the middle classes.

International Development Association

A division of the World Bank that provides long-term, interest-free loans to the world's 80 poorest countries. The IDA is responsible for poverty reduction and other aspects of international development in the Third World. Nearly half of the countries it assists are in Africa. The IDA was established in 1960; its loans assist in public health, business development, education, and infrastructure development.
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Founded in 1945 IDA is the largest recognized body of dental professionals in India.
Removing rebar from the list of energy-intensive consumption industries means moving it to list (A), or those the IDA approves directly," said Jaber.
Based on the report, the Committee determined that the existing IDA requirements, which had been in place since 2007, should be updated to address independent donor advocate teams and to provide guidance on IDA and IDA team roles and responsibilities.
This collaboration will tap on the synergies between IDA and PUB to bring more training and development opportunities for the global water community, particularly in the areas of desalination and water reuse practices and technologies.
The Babylon IDA offers certain financial benefits, including tax abatements, to manufacturing, wholesale distributors, warehouse operations and industrial companies who qualify.
Of the 323 patients, 170 (114 children, 56 adults) were diagnosed to have IDA and 153 (59 children, 94 adults) were diagnosed to have [beta]-TT.
Make the cylinder out of 1/4-in thick mild steel plate stock and seam weld the entire length following the instructions in IDA drawing # 12500468.
And the fact the IDA is not represented on the other high-profile panels is just an example of a different set of experts being tapped for a task.
Procedures and Implementation Manuals acceptable to IDA Financial Management Conditions
Chapman says that an IDA should provide you with the following:
IDA Ireland is an autonomous state-supported company responsible for recruiting foreign investment to the country.
For the low-income countries eligible for highly concessional IDA resources, Lerrick charges that we fail to heed our own research findings on the importance of the country policy and institutional environment for aid effectiveness.