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August 2020. World Bank Group’s Operational Response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) – Projects List



AUGUST 7, 2020

World Bank Group’s

Operational Response to 

COVID-19 (coronavirus) – Projects List 


The World Bank Group is taking broad, fast action to help developing countries strengthen their pandemic response, increase disease surveillance, improve public health interventions, and help the private sector continue to operate and sustain jobs. 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. In addition, the World Bank is working ldwide 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.

Below is a list of countries that is getting World Bank support through the FTF as well as other financing mechanisms.  

Countries benefiting from the dedicated COVID-19 Fast-Track Facility

As of August 7th, 2020


·         Benin: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project

·         Burkina Faso: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project

·         Burundi: COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project

·         Cabo Verde: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Central African Republic: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project

·         Chad: Strategic Preparedness and Response Project

·         Côte d’Ivoire: COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response 

·         Democratic Republic of Congo: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Eswatini: COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Program

·         Ethiopia: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Gabon: COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Program

·         Ghana: COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project

·         Guinea: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project

·         Kenya: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Liberia: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Lesotho: COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project

·         Mali: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Malawi: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Mauritania: COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Project (SPRP)

·         Niger: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Nigeria: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project

·         Republic of the Congo: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Rwanda: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Sao Tome e Principe: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Senegal: COVID-19 Response Project

·         Sierra Leone: COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project

·         Somalia: COVID-19 Response Project

·         The Gambia: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project

·         Togo: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Uganda: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

East Asia and Pacific

·         Cambodia: COVID-19 Emergency Reponse Project

·         Fiji: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Indonesia: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Kiribati: COVID-19 Wmergency Response Project

·         Lao PDR: COVID-19 Response Project

·         Marshall Islands: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Mongolia: COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Project

·         Myanmar: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Papua New Guinea: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Philippines: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Samoa: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

Europe and Central Asia

·         Albania: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

·         Belarus: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

·         Bosnia and Herzegovina: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

·         Georgia: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

·         Kosovo: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

·         Kyrgyz Republic: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

·         Moldova: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

·         North Macedonia: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project 

·         Serbia: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

·         Tajikistan: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

·         Turkey: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

·         Uzbekistan: Emergency COVID-19 Response Project

Latin America and Caribbean

·         Argentina: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Ecuador: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         El Salvador: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Guatemala: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Haiti: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Honduras: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Paraguay: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Panama: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Trinidad and Tobago: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Uruguay: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

Middle East and North Africa

·         Djibouti: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Egypt: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Iran: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Jordan: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project 

·         Tunisia: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Yemen: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project 

South Asia

·         Afghanistan: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Bangladesh: COVID-19 Emergency Response and Pandemic Preparedness Project

·         Bhutan: COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project

·         India: COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project

·         Maldives: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Nepal: COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project 

·         Pakistan: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

·         Sri Lanka: COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project 

Countries benefiting from other forms of finance/redeploying of existing projects


·         Angola: Angola Health System Performance Strengthening Project

·         Benin: Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Phase III

·         Cameroon: Health System Performance Reinforcement Project 

·         Chad: Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement Project (REDISSE) Phase IV

·         Comoros: Comprehensive Approach to Health System Strengthening Project - COMPASS 

·         Côte d'Ivoire: Strategic Purchasing and Alignment of Resources and Knowledge (SPARK) in Health Project

·         Ethiopia: Second Ethiopia Growth and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Financing

·         Ghana: Geater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project

·         Guinea: COVID-19 Crisis Development Policy FinancingRegional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE)

·         Guinea-Bissau: Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Phase II

·         Kenya: Inclusive Growth and Fiscal Management Development Policy FinancingTransforming Health Systems for Universal Care

·         Liberia: Regional Disease Survillance Systems Enhancement Project; Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Phase II  

·         Madagascar: Madagascar Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Financing with a Cat DDOImproving Nutrition Outcomes using the Multiphase Programmatic Approach

·         Mali: Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Phase III

·         Mauritania: COVID-19 Emergency Development Policy OperationRegional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Phase III 

·         Mozambique: Cyclone Idai & Kenneth Emergency Recovery and Resilience Project

·         Niger: Second Laying the Foundation for Inclusive Development Policy FinancingGovernance of Extractives for Local Development (GOLD) and Covid-19 Response projectRegional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Phase III  

·         Nigeria: Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Phase II

·         Senegal: Third Multi-Sectoral Structural Reforms Development Policy OperationRegional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE)

·         Seychelles: COVID-19 Crisis Response Emergency Development Policy FinancingDisaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan with CAT DDO

·         Sierra Leone: Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE)

·         South Sudan: Provision of Essential Health Services Project

·         Togo: Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Phase II

·         Uganda: Uganda COVID-19 Economic Crisis and Recovery Development Policy FinancingUganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project

·         Zambia: Health Services Improvement Project

East Asia and Pacific

·         Cambodia: Cambodia Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project (H-EQIP)

·         China: Chongqing Urban Rural Integration Project II-Health

·         Federated States of Micronesia: Maritime Investment Project

·         Indonesia: Social Assistance Reform ProgramFirst Financial Sector Reform Development Policy Financing

·         Mongolia: Emergency Relief and Employment Support ProjectEmployment Support ProjectStrengthening Governance in Mongolia ProjectE-Health Project

·         Myanmar: National Food and Agriculture System Project

·         Philippines: Emergency COVID-19 Response Development Policy Loan

·         Samoa: Second Resilience DPO with a Cat-DDOPacific Resilience Project under Pacific Resilience Program 

·         Tonga: Climate Resilient Transport Project

·         Tuvalu: Maritime Investment in Climate Resilient Operations

·         Vanuatu: Development Policy Grant with a Catastrophe-Deferred Drawdown Option

·         Vietnam: PEF COVID-19 Emergency Response ProjectAustralia-World Bank Group Strategic Partnership - Phase 2

Europe and Central Asia

·         Armenia: Disease Prevention and Control Project

·         Kazakhstan: Social Health Insurance Project 

·         Kyrgyz Republic: Enhancing Resilience in Kyrgyzstan Project

·         Romania: Disaster Risk Management DPL with a CAT DDO

·         Serbia: Disaster Risk Management DPL with Cat-DDO

·         Turkey: Safe Schooling And Distance Education ProjectHealth System Strengthening and Support Project

·         Ukraine: Serving People Improving Health Project 

Latin America and the Caribbean

·         Belize: Climate Resilience Improvement Project

·         Bolivia: Health Service Delivery Network ProjectEmergency Safety Nets for the COVID-19 crisis

·         Brazil: Acre Social and Economic Inclusion and Sustainable Development Project;  Rio Grande do Norte: Regional Development and GovernanceSalvador Social Multi-Sector Service Delivery Project

·         Colombia: Second Disaster Risk Management DPL with Catastrophe Deferred Draw Down Option 

·         Costa Rica: Fiscal and Decarbonization Management Development Policy Loan

·         Dominica: OECS Regional Health ProjectEmergency Agricultural Livelihoods and Climate Resilience Project 

·         Dominican Republic: COVID-19 Crisis Response SupportDRM Development Policy Loan with a Cat DDO

·         Ecuador: Promoting Access to Finance for Productive Purposes for MSMEsDevelopment Policy FinancingRisk Mitigation and Emergency Recovery Project

·         Grenada: OECS Regional Health Project

·         Haiti: COVID-19 Response and Resilience Development Policy OperationResilient Productive Landscape ProjectImproving Maternal and Child Health through Integrated Social Services

·         Panama: Disaster Risk Management DPL with CAT-DDO

·         Saint Lucia: Health System Strengthening Project

·         Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Second Fiscal Reform and Resilience Development Policy Credit with a Cat DDOOECS Regional Health Project

·         Suriname: Saramacca Canal System Rehabilitation Project

Middle East and North Africa

·         Djibouti: Towards Zero Stunting in Djibouti

·         Egypt: Transforming Egypt's Healthcare System Project

·         Iraq: Emergency Operation for Development Project

·         Jordan: Emergency Cash Transfer COVID-19 Response ProjectEmergency Health Project

·         Lebanon: Health Resilience ProjectSupporting Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises Project

·         Morocco: Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan with a Cat DDO

·         Tunisia: Resilience and Recovery Emergency Development Policy OperationIrrigated Agriculture Intensification Project

·         West Bank & Gaza: Health System Resiliency Strengthening Project 

South Asia

·         Afghanistan: COVID-19 Relief Effort for Afghan Communities and Households (REACH) ProjectEmergency Agriculture and Food Supply Project (EATS)COVID-19 Response Development Policy GrantIncentive Program Development Policy Grant

·         BangladeshPrivate Investment & Digital Entrepreneurship ProjectEnhancing Digital Government & Economy ProjectSecond Programmatic Jobs Development Policy Credit

·         India: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Emergency Response ProgramAccelerating India's COVID-19 Social Protection Response Program

·         Maldives: COVID-19 Emergency Income Support ProjectDevelopment Policy Financing with a CAT DDO and Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility

·         Nepal: Strategic Road Connectivity and Trade Improvement Project

·         Pakistan: Resilient Institutions for Sustainable Economy programFATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery ProjectNational Immunization Support ProjectPunjab Skills DevelopmentBalochistan Human Capital ProjectBalochistan Integrated Water Resources Management & Development ProjectSindh Resilience ProjectDisaster and Climate Resilience Improvement ProjectEconomic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal AreasKhyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Tourism Development ProjectKhyber Pakhtunkhwa Human Capital Investment Project



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