Ending the Pandemic: The Road to an Inclusive Recovery

9d6b5b471827492035cdad3b5fcaace1bb8650ad49096b84bb64bbbfd45b00bcJoin us for the remainder of the week for more live events, including discussions on Making Climate Action Count and Trade to the Rescue. Join His Royal Highness, the Prince of WalesJanet YellenNgozi Okonjo-Iweala, and many other experts as we continue with our 2021 World Bank Group/IMF Annual Meetings. Visit World Bank Live to join in the conversation or watch our previous sessions – where you can see discussions on ending the pandemic and promoting growth in a time of crisis, watch the Civil Society Town Hall or take advantage of a host of other resources available on demand.    

 

 

2021 Annual Meetings Opening Press Conference  

e33a07eaf7505b4f094dc0698ba9f3248bac9b2dea380c9637cc4c07e10af98fWorld Bank Group President David Malpass addressed the press and provided updates on the World Bank Group’s efforts to rapidly scale-up efforts to help countries acquire and deploy vaccines, talked about assisting countries in accelerating an end to the pandemic, and explored options for building a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery.

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Ending the Pandemic: The Road to an Inclusive Recovery

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The Multilateral Leaders Task Force led by the heads of the IMF, World Bank, World Health Organization, and World Trade Organization convened to discuss accelerating global access to vaccines and finding ways to support an inclusive global recovery.

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Time to decarbonize transport for a green, resilient and inclusive recovery

At a time when we face enormous challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is heartening to see the world mobilizing as never before to tackle the looming crisis of global warming. From renewable energy to carbon markets to sustainable agriculture, countries are taking steps to address emissions and enhance resilience.  The international development community is also stepping up. In 2020, the World Bank Group reached its highest ever level of climate financing, at $21.4 billion, and we recently announced our plan to align all-new World Bank operations with the Paris Agreement by July 2023.

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One Year Into The COVID-19 Pandemic, Six Stories That Inspire Hope

March 11 marks one year since COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic. While the past year has been tremendously challenging, there have been remarkable stories of human resilience, ingenuity, and creativity. On this grim anniversary, we wanted to bring you stories from around the world that inspire. The following six stories are not billion-dollar projects, but the tales of everyday entrepreneurship and innovation happening on a small scale with a big impact. The World Bank Group is continuing to support the poorest countries as they look to a build a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive recovery.

1. Lao PDR: Unlocking the Full Potential of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise

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Supporting a Green, Resilient and Inclusive Recovery on West Africa’s Coast

 

In Gbekon, Benin, summers come with flooding from the Mono River. Erosion of the nearby supporting-green-resilient-and-inclusive-recovery-west-africas-coast-1140x500coast, along with more unpredictable rainfall, have made these floods worse over time. Each flood cuts access to the only road connecting people to farms, jobs, and public health services and put thousands of lives and livelihoods at risk. In 2020, the World Bank-financed West Africa Coastal Areas Program (WACA) built dikes and instituted other measures to manage river flows and prevent flooding, with the result  that more than 3,600 households were less exposed to coastal erosion and flooding.

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