Our work on COVID-19 vaccines, Lebanon, debt transparency and more

At the G7 meeting last week, World Bank Group President David Malpass highlighted the Bank Group’s work on vaccines and our healthcare response. “We’re committed to financing access to vaccines for our clients,” he said. Read his latest update to learn more about that and other developments on debt transparency and sustainability, among others.

Afghanistan: Under the World Bank emergency COVID-19 response project, Afghanistan has added 1,300 intensive care beds across the country and cared for up to 10,000 hospitalized patients. Read about other achievements of the project.

Lessons from Korea: Does your government have a crisis response manual on hand? Learn how Korea’s protocol details helped them maintain their financial management system 24/7 during COVID-19.

Capital markets: What can bond issuers and investors do to help fight the battle against COVID-19? Communication, disclosure, engagement, and transparency are key to ensuring that the power of investment contributes to sustainable development.

Improving taxation: There may be a silver lining to this difficult period. If governments can seize this rare opportunity to redefine the fiscal contract through smart and carefully balanced taxation, they can build a more cooperative relationship with citizens, leading to long-lasting change.

Digital skills & development: The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the need for digital skills. Education and training need to become more affordable, relevant, context-vigilant and inclusive. Here are five elements to consider when designing digital learning interventions.

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.