Concessional Resources

Concessional Resources

Concessional Resources

The IDB supports the development of its lowest income member countries through allocations of resources with a significant grant element/level of concessionality. To be eligible for concessional resource allocations, a country must meet at least one of two eligibility criteria: an income per capita below US$2,834 in 2015 prices, and/or a lack of creditworthiness to borrow solely on regular Ordinary Capital terms, as judged by a “synthetic creditworthiness indicator”.

Countries that are eligible for country allocations of concessional resources receive allocations on a biennial basis, and they have the freedom to use the biennial allocation at any point in time during the biennial allocation period.  Concessional resources are allocated through a performance-based allocation (PBA) formula that takes into account country needs (income per capita and population) and performance, as measured by a Country Institutions and Policy Evaluation (CIPE) and a portfolio performance indicator.

The financial composition (and hence the level of concessionality) of a country’s biennial allocation depends on: the country’s per capita income; its degree of vulnerability and fragility; its risk of debt distress (using the Joint World Bank-IMF Debt Sustainability Framework for Low Income Countries); and the amount of non-concessional external debt the country has.

An overview of the IDB’s concessional resource framework is available in “A Compilation of the IDB's Framework for Concessional Resources”.


Concessional financing terms

For more information, please visit Concessional Financing

IDB Grant Facility

Haiti is eligible to access funds from the IDB Grant Facility