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Pandemic Response

New Global Database to Enhance Transparency and Improve Delivery of COVID-19 Tools

The Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics for Developing Countries, established by the heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization, launched a new website that includes the first phase of a global database and country dashboards on vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to guide their work and advocacy.

Rwandan women selling eggs to people visiting the Kimironko market in Rwanda's capital city. Photo: © Sarine Arslanian/shutterstock

The Global Recovery Is Bypassing the Poorest Countries

Even as the wealthiest nations begin to enjoy a return to prosperity and a semblance of normality, the pandemic continues to ravage the poorest countries. For six decades, the International Development Association (IDA) has been a trusted partner in Africa, supporting people and economies through crises. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, IDA stands ready to work for Africa. 

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Climate Change

What You Need to Know About the World Bank Group's 2nd Climate Change Action Plan

The new Climate Change Action Plan will increase high-impact support to deliver climate results, targeted towards reducing the trajectory of emissions and strengthening adaptation and resilience in developing countries. The Plan comes as countries seek sustainable pathways out of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The World Bank Group has two goals,

to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way

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We engage the development community with real-world statistics

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Global growth in 2021 is projected to be more robust than previously envisioned. Rapid vaccination progress has contributed to forecast upgrades in many countries; however, this is concentrated primarily in advanced economies. For many EMDEs, renewed COVID-19 surges and limited vaccination have contributed to downward revisions to growth. Read More.


We support countries' poverty reduction strategies

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We provide analysis and advice for developing countries

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We help developing countries find solutions to the toughest global and local development challenges—from adapting to climate change to boosting food security to increasing access to energy.

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