World Bank COVID19 projects
The World Bank Group is taking broad and swift action to help developing countries strengthen their response to the pandemic, increase disease surveillance, improve public health interventions and help the private sector continue to operate and maintain jobs. Over 15 months, until June 2021, the World Bank Group is making available up to $ 160 billion in financing adapted to the health, economic and social shocks that countries face, including $ 50 billion in resources from IDA in the form of grants and on very concessional terms.
On April 2, 2020, the first group of projects using the dedicated COVID-19 Fast-Track facility (also known as the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Program (SPRP)), amounting to $ 1.9 billion and helping 25 countries, has been deployed. On May 19, 2020, the Bank Group announced that its emergency operations to fight COVID-19 have reached 100 developing countries, which are home to 70% of the world’s population. On October 13, 2020, $ 12 billion was approved for developing countries to fund the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments for their citizens. In addition, the World Bank is working around the world to reallocate resources into existing World Bank-funded projects, including through the restructuring and use of emergency components of projects as well as contingent funding instruments designed for them. disasters, including pandemics.
The lists below include:
- Projects supported by the COVID-19 Fast-Track Facility, including support for the acquisition and / or deployment of COVID vaccines;
- Projects with IBRD and IDA support, with components responding to COVID-19, and projects that receive COVID-19 funding through restructuring, redeployment and reallocation of existing resources.
These lists are updated as projects are processed and approved.
Updated June 10, 2021