The World Bank consists of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) that lends to governments of middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries and the International Development Association (IDA), which provides interest-free loans - called credits - and grants to governments of the poorest countries. Together, IBRD and IDA make up the World Bank.
IGRAC and The World Bank
Endorsed by the Water Anchor of World Bank, IGRAC has contributed to the dissemination of the GW-MATE knowledge products. In the period of 2000-2010, the Groundwater Management Advisory Team (GW-MATE) provided an original and very valuable contribution to the understanding of groundwater in general, including mitigation of groundwater-related problems and sustainable groundwater use.
Recently, IGRAC organised a ‘Roundtable on Netherlands Groundwater Expertise in Integrated Delta Management'. Mr. Junaid Ahmad, Senior Director Water at The World Bank, met representatives of Dutch groundwater sector to hear about groundwater management practice in the Netherlands and to explore possibilities to implement related knowledge into World Bank operations.