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May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Economic Impact: Sub-Saharan Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to trigger a severe economic contraction in Sub-Saharan Africa. IFC is working with existing clients in the region to evaluate where our support is needed most.

English | 2 pages | 2020 IFC

May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Economic Impact: Middle East and North Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to trigger a severe economic contraction in Middle East and North Africa. IFC is working with existing clients in the region to evaluate where our support is needed most.

English | 2 pages | 2020 IFC

May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Economic Impact: East Asia and the Pacific

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to trigger a severe economic contraction in East Asia and the Pacific. IFC is working with existing clients in the region to evaluate where our support is needed most.

English | 3 pages | 2020 IFC

May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Economic Impact: Europe and Central Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a major economic impact on Europe and Central Asia. IFC is working with existing clients in the region to evaluate where our support is needed most.

English | 2 pages | 2020 IFC

May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Economic Impact: Latin America and the Caribbean

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to trigger a severe economic contraction in Latin America and the Caribbean. IFC is working with existing clients in the region to evaluate where our support is needed most.

English | 2 pages | 2020 IFC

May 27, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on the Global Telecommunications Industry

English | 6 pages | 2020 IFC

May 26, 2020

Interim Advice for IFC Clients on Developing a COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP)

This document provides IFC clients with basic advice and resources for developing emergency preparedness and response plans (EPRPs) for COVID-19-related risks to help prevent and mitigate any harm to workers, their operations, communities, and other stakeholders and to be able to maintain business continuity.

10 pages | © May 2020 IFC | Complimentary

May 20, 2020

Interim Advice for IFC Clients on Safe Stakeholder Engagement in the Context of COVID-19

The main objective of this Interim Advice is to assist IFC clients in identifying alternative approaches and mechanisms for engaging stakeholders while taking all feasible steps to protect the health and safety of those involved.

6 pages | © May 2020 IFC | Complimentary

May 20, 2020

Leveraging Inclusive Businesses Models to Support the Base of the Pyramid during COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is expected to roll back some of the progress made against global poverty over the last two decades, with the greatest impact on individuals at the base of the economic pyramid. Inclusive businesses that expand access to goods, services, and livelihoods for these individuals are responding to the crisis by reorienting and adapting their inclusive business models and operations. This note highlights seven actions that companies are taking to address needs at the base of the pyramid. We present their actions here as examples of what other businesses could do in response to the needs of those at the base of the pyramid.

English | 8 Pages - May - Note 84 | 2020 IFC

May 13, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Airports: An Analysis

Airports are essential to the economic development of cities, countries, and regions. They directly contribute to economies by providing services to airlines, moving passengers, and transporting cargo. The movement of goods and people also benefits governments, consumers, and industries. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has hit airports hard—which could stall development in emerging markets.

English | 6 pages | 2020 IFC

May 7, 2020

What COVID-19 Means for Digital Infrastructure in Emerging Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic shows that digital connectivity is critical to societal resilience and business continuity in times of crisis. For digital infrastructure providers in emerging markets, higher demand for connectivity may be counterbalanced by a series of negative shocks. These could affect broadband operators and smaller companies, leading to less competition, limited availability of open-access broadband infrastructure, and reduced technological innovation. However, the perceived value of digital connectivity is likely to rise, creating opportunities to implement policy reforms to accelerate the rollout of 4G and 5G. Digital infrastructure companies, however, may accelerate their migration toward diversified business models. Against a background of funding withdrawal from emerging markets, financing for smaller or independent companies in the poorest economies may require substantial support from development finance institutions to preserve competition, improve resilience, and pr

English | 8 Pages - May - Note 83 | 2020 IFC

Apr 7, 2020

Interim Advice for IFC Clients on Supporting Workers in the Context of COVID-19

This Tip Sheet sets out useful information to support decision making in response to the impacts of COVID-19 on workers and employment.

9 pages | © April 2020 IFC | Complimentary

Apr 7, 2020

Interim Advice for IFC Clients on Preventing and Managing Health Risks of COVID-19 in the Workplace

The main objective of this Interim Advice document is to collate and provide publicly available advice from internationally recognized sources to help IFC clients rapidly identify measures for preventing and managing outbreaks of COVID-19 in the workplace and for responding to community COVID-19 infection.

7 pages | © April 2020 IFC | Complimentary

Apr 7, 2020

Tip Sheet for Company Leadership on Crisis Response: Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic

The publication provides company leadership tips on crisis response, from each level of a corporate structure, to ensure the best practices are adopted for short and long-term business implications.

3 pages | © April 2020 IFC | Complimentary

Apr 6, 2020

Childcare in the COVID-19 Era: A Guide for Employers

This guidance note, a companion to IFC's Global Guide for Employer-Supported Childcare, outlines ways in which employers can support the care and family needs of their employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and fulfill their obligations under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

English | 17 pages | 2020

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