This roadmap will support developing countries as they address the human and development setbacks caused by compounding crises — impacts of the war, including food and fuel price shocks, and disruptions to trade, supply chains and foreign direct investment, Covid-19 pandemic and climate change.
According to the document titled ‘Global Impacts of the War in Ukraine’, seen by Dawn, the WBG management will explore with its board of executive directors to put in place a 15-month crisis response envelope of around $170 billion for the period between April 2022 and June 2023.
In concert with its development partners, the WBG surge crisis response will provide focused support for developing countries as they confront the impacts of the war. In addition to addressing the impact of the war in Ukraine, the proposed surge financing will sustain WBG high impact support for responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, accelerating climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as promoting durable economic recovery through GRID. Strong partnerships at the international and national level will be integral to WBG crisis response and client engagement.