The COVID–19 outbreak has significantly impacted infrastructure development and the global economy. International response to the rapid disruption to key infrastructure sectors and industries is ongoing. IFC’s COVID–19 infrastructure sector notes provide a quick and short analyses on the impact of the pandemic on different infrastructure sectors while proposing recommendations for an effective response to this global crisis. For more on what IFC is doing to address the COVID-19 crisis, please click here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the value of digital connectivity and has had numerous and at times contrasting effects on the digital infrastructure sector.
More than a year after the crisis first hit, we project gradual recovery for subnational governments in the second half of 2021 and 2022.
COVID-19’s Impact on Sub-National Governments
October 21, 2020
In emerging markets, urban centers feel the brunt of both the health and economic crises, putting subnational governments, or SNGs, front and center in the efforts to contain COVID-19.
Frequent and proper handwashing is the most basic frontline defense against the spread of COVID-19. Yet a quarter of the world’s population lacks access to a reliable water supply.
COVID-19's Impact on the Waste Sector
June 16, 2020
Every year the world generates over 2 billion metric tons of municipal solid waste. Learn how cities are dealing with challenges of waste collection and management in COVID-19 times.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Logistics
June 9, 2020
This IFC analysis explores the disruptions to the global supply chain and the response by the logistics sector. Learn how logistics companies and governments are adapting to a new reality now and after the pandemic.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Power Sector
June 4, 2020
This IFC note explores the financial stress and disruptive impact of COVID-19 on the power sector. Find out how the sector is projected to recover post-pandemic.
Find out how the sector is keeping economies moving under the “new normal”.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Airports
May 13, 2020
Given the importance of airports to the economic development of cities, countries, and regions, the broader impact of COVID-19 on the global economy is enormous.