Institutional Development Fund (IDF) - World Bank

Any donor
International Finance Institutions
Geographical focus: 
East Asia and the Pacific
South Asia
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Policy and Governance in Tourism
Trade, Investment and Competitiveness in Tourism
Intro text: 
The Institutional Development Fund (IDF) is a World Bank grant facility launched as a recommendation of the Task Force on Technical Assistance.

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Geographic focus

IBRD member countries wordlwide

Who can apply?

IDF grants may be used as leverage to enable clients to develop an idea sufficiently to seek grants from other sources.

Objectives and activities

Objective: The IDF was designed to finance quick, action-oriented, discrete, generally innovative, upstream capacity-building activities that are identified during (and closely linked to) the Bank's policy dialogue and economic and sector work.

Activities:  These themes will serve as the foundation for supporting the Bank's capacity building work in the areas receiving operational emphasis:

  • governance and anticorruption
  • engagement with civil society organizations
  • use of country systems
  • program-for-results (P4R) financing, and
  • knowledge platforms.

Type and level of funding

2014: contribution of US$9 500 000 000. Financial assistance is provided in the form of grants.