The World Bank is made up of two unique development institutions owned by 184 member countries?the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). Each institution plays a different but supportive role in the World Bank?s mission of global poverty reduction and the improvement of living standards. The IBRD focuses on middle income and creditworthy poor countries, while IDA focuses on the poorest countries in the world. Together they provide low-interest loans, interest-free credit and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, communications and many other purposes.
1. The objective of the Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Management in the Atlantic Forest of Eastern Paraguay Project is to assist the member country's continued efforts to achieve sustainable natural resource-based economic development in the project area.
2. The objective of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Project is to assist Government of India (GoI) in building national capacity for implementation of comprehensive coastal management approach in the country, and piloting the integrated coastal zone management approach in states of Gujarat, Orissa and West Bengal.