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Amid an Outbreak, the Fight to Protect Jobs

IFC, February 2020


Read about how IFC is cushioning the blow of COVID-19 and helping companies stay on track.



IFC Increases COVID-19 Support to $8 Billion to Sustain Private Sector Companies and Livelihoods in Developing Countries

IFC, March 17, 2020


The World Bank and IFC’s Boards of Directors approved an increased $14 billion package of fast-track financing to assist companies and countries in their efforts to prevent, detect and respond to the rapid spread of COVID-19. The package will strengthen national systems for public health preparedness, including for disease containment, diagnosis, treatment, and support for the private sector.



Helping Developing Countries Respond to COVID-19

IFC, April 2020


Developing countries hit by COVID-19 are struggling. Now, help is available - not just for governments but also for private companies. “When there is a crisis like this of this magnitude, what happens is a lot of companies are in trouble. So, we’re doing everything to soften the blow there,” said IFC CEO Philippe Le Houérou in an interview with Public Radio International. Listen to the full audio story.




Interim Advice for IFC Clients on Supporting Workers in the Context of COVID-19
IFC, April 2020

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


Interim Advice for IFC Clients on Preventing and Managing Health Risks of COVID-19 in the Workplace
IFC, April 2020

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.



Tip Sheet for Company Leadership on Crisis Response: Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic
IFC, April 2020

Above all else, the COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis. At the same time, its impact on the global economy is growing exponentially, with short and long term business implications.

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