Relief, restructuring and resilient recovery key to building back better

The COVID-19 pandemic demands World Bank engagement with unprecedented speed, scale and selectivity. We’re organizing our crisis response across the three stages of relief, restructuring, and resilient recovery. Learn more about our priorities for broad and fast action with our new crisis response paper, Saving Lives, Scaling-up Impact and Getting Back on Track.

Education: With social distancing measures, governments, universities, and testing organizations around the world have had to decide whether or not to administer high-stakes examinations. Here are five points to consider in making the decision.

Response and recovery: Economic impacts of the pandemic find that Afghanistan’s economy is set to contract by at least 5.5 percent in 2020. Urgent action is needed to protect the vulnerable, limit long-term economic damage, and prepare for recovery.

One region, one health: A particular initiative looks to bring together people, knowledge, expertise, and information to improve the ties between humans, animals, and environmental health. How could this help Central Asia respond to the pandemic?

Indonesia & COVID-19: Due to the pandemic, Indonesia’s real GDP growth slumped from 5.0% in Q4 2019 to 3.0% in Q1 2020, the lowest quarterly growth since 2001. What does this mean for the country? More in the latest Indonesia Economic Prospects.

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