​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19: Worldwide Policy Responses and Initiatives

Multilateral organisations and regional development banks all over the world are focusing exclusively on the Covid-19 crisis and are mobilising all of their resources to mitigate the consequences of the crisis. Below, please find a number of links to this precious information.


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African Development Bank​​A very complete overview of what the African Development ​Ba​​nk is doing to mitigate the economic consequences of the crisis on the continent, as well as measures to prevent the spread of the disease. In French and in English
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​Asian Development Bank
​The ADB is supporting its developing members in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak through finance, knowledge, and partnerships.
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​Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas
​The Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas proposes an overview of recommended COvid-19 readings on its homepage
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​Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
​The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision publishes a document on the extraordinry measures governments and banks have taken to alleviate the financial and economic impactof Covid-19 and gives guidance on the treatment of Expected Credit Losses.
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Central American Bank for Economic Integration
​The Central American Bank for Economic Integration allocates 1.91 billion USD to a Covid-19 Regional Contingency Plan.
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​Development Bank of Latin America
​​CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America makes 2.5 billion USD available for countries to protect their population and economies
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European ​Commission
The European Commission coordinates the common European Response to the outbreak of Covid 19. A very complete overview of all the actions the various European institutions and agencies are taking in the fields of Health, Education, Economy, Finance, and many more.

European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP)
The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), with the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) and the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) lauched a new platform, www.covid-finclusion.org, for original essay content and a discussion forum where sector stakeholders can ask questions, initiate discussions and provide details of their own experiences, forecasts and concerns.
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​Financial Stability Board
​FSB publishes report on international cooperation to address the financial stability implications of COVID-19. This report to the G20 sets out actions taken by financial authorities to respond to COVID-19 and FSB work to support international cooperation and coordination.

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FinDev Gateway
​FinDev Gateway, CGAP's independent knowledge platform on financial inclusion as pulled together a collective space to share experiences, ideas and lessons to manage the Covid-19 crisis.
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​Inter-American Development Bank
​A complete overview of the response of the Inter-American Development Bank plus adivce to prevent the spread of the disease. A few links also to seminars to learn from the successes of other countries. In English and in Spanish
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Institute of International Finance
​An action plan in five points to cope with the crisis, as well as a very complete database of policy responses 
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​International Monetary Fund
​A number of pieces have been published: 
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OECD - Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
​What are the impacts and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on our lives and our societies – and what are some of the solutions we can find to boost our healthcare systems​​, secure our businesses, maintain our jobs and education, and stabilise financial markets and economies?
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​​The World Bank Group has launched an emergency 
Coronavirus support for developing countries as they ​ face a wide range of consequences.​​




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