The overarching theme of the recently concluded IDA19 is “Ten Years to 2030: Growth, People, Resilience”. Under this replenishment, IDA will respond to the critical funding needs of IDA countries facing the large-scale commitments and challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. Ireland is deeply committed to the SDGs and appreciates the invaluable role of IDA in assisting the world’s poorest countries accelerate progress on the SDGs. The Special Themes of IDA19, which include climate change, Jobs and Economic Transformation (JET), Gender, Governance and Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV), are closely aligned with the objectives of A Better World: Ireland’s Policy for International Development. IDA19 also reflects Ireland's priorities in relation to Africa, as outlined in the recently published Ireland's Strategy for Africa to 2025, and our efforts to support Small Island States, as articulated in Ireland’s Strategy for Partnership with Small Island Developing States.