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To strengthen transport infrastructure, the World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved $150 million in additional financing for Morocco’s Urban Transport Program, which started in 2015.

  • The program works to strengthen the countryÕs capacity to offer quality service in public transport. It also supports local infrastructure for transport and investments.
  • The main purpose of the additional financing is to adapt the program to address new priorities of mobility Ñ including those related to the impact of COVID-19 Ñ and to scale it up.

The major supports by World Bank to different countries are featured below:

Oct 2020: To fight with COVID-19 pandemic, the World Bank has approved approximately $12 billion for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments for their citizens.

Sep 2020: To boost service delivery through local governments in Uganda, the global financial agency the World Bank announced that it has approved approximately $300 million.

Aug 2020: To improve access to basic services in selected KenyaÕs urban informal settlements, the World Bank Group has approved approximately $150 million International Development Association credit fund.

July 2020: The Government of Nepal has signed a financial agreement with the World Bank for $450 million to improve the efficiency and safety of transport infrastructure and strengthen capacity for strategic road network management.

July 2020: The Government of India and the global financial agency the World Bank, announced a $750 million agreement for the MSME Emergency Response Program. The new fund will support the flow of finance into the hands of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

June 2020: World Bank has approved about $315 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to support job creation, skills development and digital transformation in Ghana.

June 2020: The World Bank has approved a $300 million budgetary support for Uganda to boost the GovernmentÕs capacity to prevent, detect and treat the coronavirus, protect the poor and vulnerable population, and support economic recovery.

June 2020: World Bank has approved approximately $500 million for Financial and Digital Inclusion Development Policy Financing (DPF) program of Morocco. The DPF will support key policy reforms to promote an enabling environment for digital transformation.

June 2020: The World Bank has announced $1.05 billion for three projects to help Bangladesh create quality jobs and accelerate economic recovery from the COVID-19.

June 2020: World Bank has approved around $400 million to support EgyptÕs transformational Universal Health Insurance System (UHIS). The project will support the Government of Egypt (GOE) to put in place the building blocks of the Universal Health Insurance System.

June 2020: To mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poor and vulnerable workers in Maldives, World Bank a global financial agency has approved a $12.8 million COVID-19 Emergency Income Support Project for country.

June 2020: World Bank has approved a $100 million Development Policy Credit (DPC) to support to the Nepal Government in improving the financial viability and governance of the electricity sector and recovering from the COVID-19 crisis.

May 2020: World Bank had approved a financing of $48 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Uganda prevent and respond to the threat to livelihoods posed by the desert locust outbreak and to strengthen its national and regional systems for preparedness.

May 2020: World Bank approved a $1 billion budget support operation for Kenya, which helps close the fiscal financing gap. The fund will also help to respond the COVID-19 outbreak.

May 2020: World Bank had approved an emergency loan of USD 20 million to support the Uruguayan GovernmentÕs efforts to minimize impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on the health system.

May 2020: World Bank had approved USD 50 million for Egypt as an emergency response under the World Bank GroupÕs new Fast Track COVID-19 Facility Ñ a global effort to help strengthen the COVID-19 response and shorten the time to recovery.

May 2020: World Bank had announced $170 million for the restructuring of the Healthcare Service Network Project requested by BoliviaÕs Ministry of Development Planning. The fund will strengthen the capacity of the healthcare systemÕs response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Bolivia.

May 2020: World Bank had approved a flexible $500 million loan to Ecuador to help during the Covid-19 emergency and to promote economic recovery. The loan is the second in a series of three Development Policy Financing (DPF) operations. The first loan of this series was disbursed in June 2019.

April 2020, In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic the World Bank had approved approximately $37 million an immediate funding to MalawiÕs fight against global pandemic. The fund helps COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness project of the country.

About World Bank Group
World Bank Group, headquartered in Washington D.C., United States, is a global financial institution. The group provides loans and grants to the poorer countries across the globe. The World Bank has around 189 member countries and having staff from more than 170 countries of the world. The group has offices at around 130 locations across the globe.

The World Bank Group comprises of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), focuses on middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries and the International Development Association (IDA) on the worldÕs poorest countries. Both institutions provide financing, policy advice, and technical assistance to governments of developing countries.

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