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Cross-Cutting Issues in IDA20 (English)

The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences are setting back the world’s low-income and fragile countries and putting in peril the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Twin Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global outlook remains uncertain, with major risks around the path of the pandemic and the possibility of financial stress. The devastation caused by the pandemic is a stark reminder of the need to invest in crisis preparedness and to strengthen governance and institutions for better resilience. The effects of the pandemic also underscore that many International Development Association (IDA) countries remain burdened by unsustainable debt levels, which need to be addressed. As we confront these issues,technology will be central to the recovery. By adopting a cross-cutting approach to build a stronger foundation for development, IDA countries will be better placed to stop the ongoing crisis, preempt and respond to future ones, and generate longer-term beneficial effects.


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Cross-Cutting Issues in IDA20 (English). IDA20 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.