​​​​​​​​​​​​​Covid-19: Worldwide policy responses, 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 below links to useful information.

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African Development Bank​​A highly complete overview of what the African Development ​Ba​​nk does to mitigate the economic consequences of the crisis on the continent. Includes measures to prevent the spread of the disease. In French and in English languages.
​Asian Development Bank
​The ADB is supporting its developing members in responding to the Covid-19 outbreak through finance, knowledge, and partnerships.

​Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas
​The Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas homepageoffers an overview of recommended Covid-19 readings on its .
​Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
​The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision publishes a document on extraordinry measures governments and banks have taken to alleviate the financial and economic impactof Covid-19. It gives guidance on the treatment of expected credit losses.

Central American Bank for Economic Integration
​The Central American Bank for Economic Integration allocates US$1.91 billion to a Covid-19 Regional Contingency Plan.

​Development Bank of Latin America
​​CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America, makes US$2.5 billion available for countries to protect their populations and economies.
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European ​Commission
The European Commission coordinates the common European Response to the outbreak of Covid-19. A complete overview of all the actions of European institutions and agencies taken in the fields of health, education, economy, finance, and 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. WSBI's Scale2Save programme contributed a story to it.  

​Financial Stability Board
​FSB published 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.


FinDev Gateway
​FinDev Gateway, CGAP's independent knowledge platform on financial inclusion, has pulled together a collective space to share experiences, ideas and lessons to manage the Covid-19 crisis.

​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.
Institute of International Finance
​A five-point​ action plan to cope with the crisis, as well as a highly complete database of policy responses.

​International Monetary Fund
​The IMF has published pieces, including: 
OECD - Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
​Explores the impacts and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on our lives and our societies – and asks 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 launched emergency coronavirus support for developing countries as they ​face a wide range of consequences.​​