In continuation of the webinar that took place on July 14th 2020, we inform you that World Bank has posted the following announcement on its website:
Over 15 months, the World Bank Group will be providing up to $160 billion in financing tailored to the health, economic and social shocks countries are facing, including $50 billion of IDA resources on grant and highly concessional terms. On April 2, the first group of projects using the dedicated COVID-19 Fast-Track Facility, amounting to $1.9 billion and assisting 25 countries, was rolled out. On April 2, the first group of projects using the dedicated COVID-19 Fast-Track Facility, amounting to $1.9 billion and assisting 25 countries, was rolled out. In addition, the World Bank is working worldwide to redeploy resources in existing World Bank financed projects, including through restructuring and use of projects’ emergency components as well as contingent financing instruments designed for catastrophes, including pandemics. On May 19, the Bank Group announced its emergency operations to fight COVID-19 have reached 100 developing countries – home to 70% of the world’s population. To learn more about the International Finance Corporation’s, the World Bank Group’s private sector arm, COVID-19 response, please click here.
In addition, here are links to the resources that he cited during the session:
World Bank Group’s operational response to COVID-19 website: information about approved World Bank projects related to COVID-19 can be found on this website.
United Nations Development Business website: tender notices for procurement opportunities related to the Bank’s COVID-19 response can be found on this website.
Please note that tender notices may often be found on the websites of the relevant implementing agencies, as well. So, if there are projects on the World Bank COVID-19 project list that are of interest to you, please be sure to monitor the websites of the relevant implementing agencies.
You can see the presentation of the webinar here.