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The World Bank Group’s Response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pandemic

Building a Resilient and Inclusive Recovery

The World Bank Group is taking broad, fast action to help developing countries strengthen their pandemic response, increase disease surveillance, improve public health interventions, support the most vulnerable citizens and help the private sector continue to operate and sustain jobs.

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Impact of COVID-19 on global extreme poverty

The Commodity Price Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Been Uneven

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World Bank (IDA & IBRD) COVID-19 Response

The World Bank is providing large net positive flows to the world’s poorest countries and making rapid progress in directing up to $160 billion to our client countries.

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Fast-Acting Measures

Debt Service Suspension Initiative

Debt service suspension is a powerful, fast-acting measure that can bring real benefits to people in poor countries, particularly countries that don’t have the financial resources to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Children from VuniSaviSavi, Fiji, sit in the village boat as they travel to their favorite swimming spot, a deep hole in the coral reef called 'The Tomb', not far from shore. Photo: Alana Holmberg/World Bank
Sustainable Development Series

Building a Balanced Future

This Series offers insights into innovative and state-of-the-art solutions that can guide countries to build more inclusive and sustainable economies that are resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change and other threats.

Supporting Countries in Unprecedented Times

World Bank Annual Report 2020

The World Bank Group expects to deploy up to $160 billion over 15 months through June 2021 in financing tailored to the health, economic, and social shocks countries are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resilient Recovery Series

In this series on World Bank Live we focus on the ideas and actions that will help countries as they look beyond the pandemic. Recovery from COVID-19 will be an opportunity for countries to build resilience, improve inclusion and ensure economic growth.

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Supporting the Private Sector

International Finance Corporation (IFC) and COVID-19

IFC is providing $8 billion in fast-track financial support to existing clients to help sustain economies and preserve jobs during this global crisis, which will likely hit the poorest and most vulnerable countries the hardest. Our response consists of four financing facilities.

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