April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Lawmakers in Sierra Leone have approved a $30.6 million grant from the International Development Association, a World Bank unit that provides interest-free credit for poor nations.
The grant will help develop the capacity of local councils to deliver services to their residents, Frank Kposowa, a lawmaker, said today in a phone interview from the capital, Freetown. IDA, as the World Bank unit is known, provided $20 million for the initial phase of the project in 2009, he said.
Sierra Leone is one of the world’s 10 poorest countries, according to the United Nations Human Development Index.
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