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"The onus is on all of us to try to do the best"

Apr 8, 2020

"The onus is on all of us to try to do the best"

Economist Daron Acemoğlu believes the only way to defeat COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a global effort, and that developing countries need both more resources and to build trust with citizens.

Coronavirus: IFC fires out $8 billion fast-track financing – for starters

Apr 6, 2020

Coronavirus: IFC fires out $8 billion fast-track financing – for starters

Sérgio Pimenta, IFC’s VP for the Middle East and Africa, tells Euromoney that a fast response and private-sector support are essential in the battle against Covid-19.

Ebola-era Lessons for the Private Sector

Mar 31, 2020

Ebola-era Lessons for the Private Sector

L’économiste d’Oxford Stefan Dercon estime que les leçons tirées de la crise sanitaire de 2014 - en particulier l’importance de la collecte de données - peuvent guider la réponse du secteur privé au COVID-19.

Lessons Learned from Ebola: Thoughts from the Field

Mar 31, 2020

Lessons Learned from Ebola: Thoughts from the Field

In three West African countries, the Ebola crisis raised fears of a lost decade or more. But the reaction in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone helped protect people and lessened the economic fallout.

Unsung Heroes: Truckers Keep Delivering, Thanks to Online Platform

Mar 31, 2020

Unsung Heroes: Truckers Keep Delivering, Thanks to Online Platform

In some African countries, the Kobo360 platform helps drivers deliver foods and critical pharmaceutical supplies during the crisis.

In Senegal, Adapting Business to Support the Fight

Mar 31, 2020

In Senegal, Adapting Business to Support the Fight

Free-of-charge bus ads, delivery of hygiene products, access to health professionals: Three Senegalese start-ups adjust to COVID-19.

Helping Small Businesses Navigate through COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

Helping Small Businesses Navigate through COVID-19

Financial technology, digital platforms, and new partnerships can support smaller enterprises—often the hardest hit in times of crisis.

Helping Companies, Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 18, 2020

Helping Companies, Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

IFC is deploying $8 billion in fast-track financing to support economies and protect jobs.

Amid an Outbreak, the Fight to Protect Jobs

Feb 27, 2020

Amid an Outbreak, the Fight to Protect Jobs

In Vietnam, IFC is cushioning the blow of COVID-19, helping companies stay on track.