COVID-19: Remittance Flows to Shrink 14% by 2021

“As the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis continues to spread, the amount of money migrant workers send home is projected to decline 14 percent by 2021 compared to the pre COVID-19 levels in 2019”

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2020 Global COVID-19 FinTech Regulatory Rapid Assessment Study

“COVID-19 has forced many regulators to reconsider the foundational building blocks of their digital infrastructure.”

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World Bank Helps Mozambique Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 with a New $100 Million Grant

“The financing will help mitigate the adverse impacts of the pandemic on people’s lives and livelihoods by supporting the immediate COVID-19 response and supporting businesses and reforms in view of improved fiscal sustainability.”

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Community engagement and vaccinations during the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

“Lessons learnt from the Ebola outbreaks in Democratic Republic of Congo have shown that risk communications and community engagement are critical and should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination strategies.”

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Monitoring the Impact of COVID-19 on Households in Djibouti Through High Frequency Phone Surveys

“In Djibouti, food supply, being heavily dependent on imports, was reported to be affected by the households interviewed in this survey. Poor households experienced difficulty accessing basic goods to a slightly greater extent compared with non-poor households.”

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World Bank Approves $12 Billion for COVID-19 Vaccines

“The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved an envelope of $12 billion for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments for their citizens.”

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International Debt Statistics 2021

“International Debt Statistics is a longstanding annual publication of the World Bank featuring external debt statistics and analysis for the 120 low- and middle-income countries that report to the World Bank Debt Reporting System.”

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Corona Life: Ghana Changing Behavior through a Drama Series

“Corona Life, a televised mini-series in Twi, the local language, uses drama (and humor) to educate the general public on how to adapt to a new normal.”

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The Gambia to Strengthen Health Care Delivery in the Face of COVID-19

“The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a $30 million grant from the International Development Association to improve the quality and utilization of essential health services in The Gambia. “

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Africa’s Pulse: Charting the Road to Recovery

“COVID-19 could push up to 43 million people into extreme poverty in Africa, erasing at least five years of progress in fighting poverty. The road to recovery will be long, steep, and must be paved with sound economic policies.”

via World Bank