Newsletter March 2020: Development in Light of a Pandemic

NL4WorldBank March edition of the newsletter is out!newletter

The newsletter ‘Development in Light of a Pandemic‘ headlines with the cancellation of the IMF and World Bank Group Spring Meetings. “Out of precaution World Bank Group events up to May have either been postponed or cancelled. We are still unclear on how the World Bank Group will proceed with events after May. In this blog post we selected the largest event messaging concerning COVID-19, The events include: 2020 IMF/World Bank Group Spring Meetings, Fragility Forum 2020, and the Land and Poverty conference.”

The following newsletter articles are focused on the actions taken by the World Bank Group to help the most affected countries World Bank Group Announces Up to $12 Billion Immediate Support for COVID-19 Country Response and the recommended actions that can be taken to curb the economic toll of the virus Swift Action can Help Developing Countries Limit Economic Harm of Coronavirus.

We have selected 3 pertinent reports that have recently been published by the World Bank Group: 1) Doing More with Less-Smarter Subsidies for Water Supply and Sanitation; 2) Global Economic Prospects – Slow Growth, Policy Challenges; 3) The Hidden Wealth of Cities: Creating, Financing, and Managing Public Spaces.

The top blog posts, upcoming (online) events and most recent tenders as always rounding off the newsletter.

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