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Infographic November 17, 2020

World Bank Group COVID-19 Crisis Response

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has taken a drastic human toll, and the economic and social impacts of the pandemic are reverberating globally. Through a combination of new projects, restructuring and emergency components of existing projects, and deployment of our disaster finance instruments, the World Bank Group’s response is targeted in four key areas:

  1. Saving lives threatened by the pandemic
  2. Protecting the poor and vulnerable
  3. Helping save jobs and businesses
  4. Working to build a more resilient recovery

These priorities are outlined in our operational approach to the COVID-19 crisis, entitled Saving Lives, Scaling-up Impact and Getting Back on Track.