News & Analysis: Gambia

IMF Executive Board Approves Immediate Debt Relief for 25 Countries

“Executive Board approved immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF’s member countries under the IMF’s revamped Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) as part of the Fund’s response to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

via IMF

World Bank Supports The Gambia’s COVID-19 Response

“The World Bank Board approved today a $10 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA)* for The Gambia… The COVID-19 Response and Preparedness Project will enhance case detection, tracing, and reporting, as well as provide equipment to isolation and treatment centers, and improve disease surveillance and diagnostic capacity.”

via World Bank

COVID-19 Has Forced Exams To Be Suspended Across West Africa. Should They Be Overhauled Before They Restart?

“Earlier today the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) were suspended across Anglophone West Africa due to the threat of COVID-19. Students have been required to vacate schools, uncertain when they will return to earn their leaving credentials.”

via Center for Global Development