World Bank Financing to Support Refugees and Their Hosts: Recommendations for IDA19

Lauren Post, Cindy Huang, Sarah Charles
Content Type
Working Paper
Center for Global Development
In its 18th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA18, covering 2017–2020), the World Bank made a game-changing decision to create a US$2 billion financing window to support low-income countries hosting large numbers of refugees.[1] This financing is significant for two key reasons. First, in its scale and scope, the Refugee Sub-Window (RSW) is responsive to both the programmatic and policy needs of protracted refugee crises. Second, in supporting both refugees and their host communities, the RSW aligns refugee responses with host countries’ national development plans.
Development, World Bank, Refugees, Humanitarian Crisis
Political Geography
Global Focus