The World Bank (“The Bank”) has deployed a number of programs to support developing countries during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Since March, over 65 countries have received financial support in amounts ranging from USD 2 million to USD 1 billion. The programs aim to assist governments experiencing severe fiscal constraints and support healthcare infrastructure during the pandemic. Overall, the Bank committed to provide up to USD 160 billion in long term loans and grants to be deployed globally over the next 15 months. This post describes the channels, size of support, lending conditions and the way governments use funds for different World Bank programs.
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