‘We’re moving to the next stage’

Over the past three months, the World Bank Group has mounted the fastest crisis response in its history. We are now financing emergency operations in over 100 countries – home to 70% of the global population.In this virtual interview, David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group, discussed the path ahead for developing countries. What will a robust and resilient recovery look like? How can we promote economic growth, support the poorest, and sustain businesses and jobs? Watch the replay.Transport survival: COVID-19 has struck a massive blow to public transport in India. The bus industry alone is losing nearly $7 billion monthly. What can states do to ensure its financial survival?Reopening economy: The World Bank, in collaboration with the government of Colombia, is developing a prototype dashboard that helps policy makers on a near real-time basis monitor the interplay of virus spread, health sector readiness to address new clusters of infections, and the readiness of economic sectors to operate safely. How does this dashboard work?Tech matters: Efforts to develop, deploy, and sustain IT systems during “normal” times are paying off in the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling governments to adapt quickly and provide solutions needed as part of the response. Even when things don’t go as smoothly as planned, governments that have been consistently developing and improving digital services are responding to the COVID-19 emergency better.
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