IDA for Africa: Heads of State Summit

By World Bank

IDA for Africa: Heads of State Summit

📅 7 July 2022
Dakar, Senegal

After advocating for an ambitious 20th replenishment of the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA20) at their Heads of State Summit in Abidjan in July 2021, African leaders will convene again in Dakar, Senegal, on July 7, 2022, to call for a strong start to the implementation of IDA20 focused on a robust and resilient recovery for Africa.

Hosted by Senegalese President Macky Sall, several Heads of State from across the continent are expected to attend the Summit.

African countries have been hit hard by the multiple global crises of climate and COVID-19, growing levels of food insecurity, and more recently the impact of the war in Ukraine. The IDA20 program will support a resilient recovery from these crises, and help the continent continue its economic transformation. The summit will also endorse the work and relevance of IDA as a partner of choice in the region.

IDA is one of the largest sources of funding for fighting extreme poverty in the world’s lowest-income countries. Africa is IDA’s biggest beneficiary with 39 countries and has made significant headway in improving development indicators during six decades of partnership with the World Bank.

Summit deliberations will focus on five priority areas for the region:

  • Economic transformation;
  • Agriculture, livestock, and food security;
  • Human capital;
  • Digital and technological innovations; and
  • Energy transition.