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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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He noted that the draft law for the IDA has contributed to facilitating access to land, licenses, and approvals to investors in the industrial sector from only one place, rather than the multiple access bodies for industrial land, thus decreasing the period needed for issuing licenses.
Derived indices like an index of RDW can be calculated using the automated blood cell counters for differentiation between IDA and ssTT.
In this study, a moderate but significant association was found between hearing loss (both conducive and SNHL) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) though a specific mechanism for how IDA may cause hearing loss has not been identified.
The Finance Minister on the occasion appreciated the position taken by Pakistan's representative at the IDA meeting/deliberations and directed the EAD to keep close coordination with the IDA-18 replenishment process.
With hard work from my Department and commitment across Government we have protected the IDA in successive budgets.
The committee determined that 20 of the 23 living donor program surveys reviews (86%) had compliance issues related to IDA requirements, and required additional audits.
IDA is associated with the United Nations as part of a growing international network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Rejuvenol CEO Bart Tarulli, said, "When the IDA presented us with the significant financial benefits of their program and the opportunity to move to a larger pre-existing building we jumped at the chance to continue to call Town of Babylon home.
The diagnostic method was that patients with values equal to or below the mean of healthy subjects were most likely to have IDA, and patients with values higher than the mean of healthy subjects were most likely to have [beta]-TT.
Donor governments selected three themes for IDA-15: (1) IDA's role in the international foreign aid system, (2) the role of the World Bank in post-conflict reconstruction and fragile states, and (3) the need to improve the effectiveness of IDA assistance.
You'll need it in order to ship the IDA from place to place.
2) But now, after enrolling in a North Carolina IDA program, Johnson and her husband have been able to move their family into their own four-bedroom house and open a 401(k) plan.