The World Bank Group delivered a response of unprecedented scale and speed to COVID-19, aiming to address both the immediate health crisis and the economic and social consequences of the pandemic.
In this episode, IEG’s Jenny Gold and Raghavan Narayanan join host Brenda Barbour to unpack valuable lessons about factors that facilitated the World Bank Group’s strong response and explore areas that can be strengthened to boost crisis preparedness in the Bank Group and its client countries as we navigate compounding crises. Jenny Gold co-led IEG’s recent evaluation of the World Bank’s health and social response to the pandemic and Raghavan Narayanan led IEG’s evaluation of the World Bank Group’s response to the economic implications of the pandemic.
- IEG Evaluation: The World Bank’s Early Support to Addressing COVID-19 Health and Social Response
- IEG Evaluation: The World Bank Group’s Early Support to Addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Economic Response (April 2020-June 2021)
- Blog: Lessons for building on the World Bank’s unprecedented health and social response to COVID-19
- Blog: https://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/blog/ecuador-case-study-crisis-response