COVID-19 has put food out of reach for many. Can technology create a more sustainable food system?

The short answer is yes. De-concentration, de-centralization and data are building blocks of a more sustainable food system post-COVID-19. Explore how in this in-depth analysis.

Free masks: A new initiative in the Central African Republic has seen the production of more than two million masks in just two months, looking to generate more than 1.6 million workdays and inject about $17 million into the local economy.

Sustainable transport: Public transit, walking, and biking can provide efficient, dependable mobility that connects people to opportunities. Could COVID-19 pave the way toward walkable, bikeable cities?

Water: After assessing the importance of water on the coronavirus response and the impact of the pandemic on the water sector in MENA, the World Bank developed a multi-phase approach to support its clients in the region.

Financial inclusion: Digital financial inclusion was a development priority before the COVID-19 emergency; now, it is indispensable for both short-term relief and as a central element of broad-based, sustainable recovery efforts.

Hard-hit Afghanistan: Aware of the threats of the coronavirus outbreak on the fragile health system and the economy, the World Bank moved quickly, fast-tracking a $100-million emergency grant on April 2, to help Afghanistan strengthen its public health preparedness.

Go deeper: Learn how the World Bank Group is responding to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Explore our multilingual portal. Click, bookmark and come back for updates.