Young people’s resilience is the boost we need right now

During this pandemic, the remarkable creativity and innovation of youth-led initiatives in sectors like health, jobs, and food security prove that young people are critical in driving forward ideas and actions on global issues. We launched an online campaign to provide a platform for youth to share their stories on hope and resilience. This is what they had to say.

Risks at home: The increased demands on parents to provide care and support learning, coupled with economic uncertainty and isolation, have elevated stress levels and the risk of vilence at home. How do we support families with young children?

Supporting the vulnerable: Tourism has helped lift Maldives out of poverty but since the lockdown was imposed, tourist arrivals have fallen to almost zero. The World Bank is supporting the Government of Maldives’ efforts protect lives and livelihoods during the crisis and prepare for economic recovery.

Demand for resources: As countries around the world battle the coronavirus pandemic, a troubling gap has come to light: there simply aren’t enough face masks, ventilators and test kits to go around.

Ethics in healthcare: It is important for us to remember the role that ethical decision-making plays in ensuring that health care systems are strong and provide quality care to everyone.

New series: Our new Sustainable Development series offers insights into innovative and state-of-the-art solutions that can guide countries to build more inclusive and sustainable economies that are resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change and other threats.

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.