Yearbook of the United Nations 1996

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The Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters.



International Development Association (IDA)

An affiliate of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), the International Development Association (IDA) provides concessionary assistance to low-income developing countries in keeping with the Bank’s goals of poverty reduction and economic development. In 1996, IDA assistance continued to be concentrated mainly on countries with an annual per capita gross national product of less than $865 (in 1994 United States dollars); about 70 countries were eligible. In fiscal year 1996 (1 July 1995-30 June 1996), IDA loans to those countries totalled $6,327 million.


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