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World Bank Group Supports Ghana To Boost its COVID-19 Response

“The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an additional credit of $130 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Ghana COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project.”

via World Bank

African Development Bank to Issue €118 Million Loan to Support Morocco’s COVID-19 Response

“The funding will help Morocco purchase new resuscitation-equipped beds and upgrade technical platforms at dozens of hospitals across the country to face the pandemic.”

via Morocco World News

COVID-19: UAE donates 18 tons of medical supply to Tunisia

“Tunisia received Monday 18 tons of the medical supply offered by the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to help the North African country in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.”

via The North Africa Post

IMF Executive Board Extends Immediate Debt Service Relief for Mali for Another Six Months

“On October 30, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a second six-month tranche of debt service relief for Mali under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) without a meeting.”

via IMF

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Niger and Approves a US$19.9 Million Disbursement

“The need to protect the economy and vulnerable populations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic justifies larger fiscal deficits in 2020 and 2021. However, to safeguard Niger’s public finances, it will be important to guard against high deficits becoming entrenched, step up revenue collection, improve the quality of public spending, and ensure good management of forthcoming additional oil revenues.”

via IMF

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.”

via World Bank

IMF Executive Board Approves a US $156 million New Disbursement for Cameroon to Address the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose significant challenges for Cameroon. Declining economic activity and persisting terms of trade shock are giving rise to substantial fiscal pressures and an urgent balance of payments need.”

via IMF

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.”

via World Bank

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. “

via World Bank

New World Bank Group Country Engagement Note to Support Inclusive and Equitable Growth Path for Sudan

“The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today endorsed a new Country Engagement Note (CEN) for Sudan. The CEN is aimed at supporting the Government of Sudan’s efforts to reform the economy, build a more equitable social contract, and provide a better future for Sudanese people.”

via World Bank