IMF Executive Board Approves a US$214 Million Disbursement to Nepal to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$214 Million Disbursement to Nepal to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic The IMF Executive Board approves the 50th request for emergency financial assistance to help its member countries address the challenges posed by COVID-19. More here:https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2020/05/07/pr20209-nepal-imf-executive-board-approves-us-million-disbursement-address-covid-19-pandemic

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Learning from disasters: Nepal copes with coronavirus pandemic 5 years after earthquake

Learning from disasters: Nepal copes with coronavirus pandemic 5 years after earthquake Does one kind of disaster prepare us for another? Five years after devastating earthquakes struck, Nepali citizens and their government are pondering this question while under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. After the earthquakes in 2015, nearly 9,000 people died, while more than…

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Webinar: The Response to COVID-19 in South Asia

Webinar: The Response to COVID-19 in South Asia   START Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 09:00am END Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 10:30am   Panel, Seminars, Webinar, Current Events NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED 9:00–10:30 AM EST // 6:30–8:00 PM IST Venue: https://zoom.us/j/95140903915 Moderator: Dr. Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School Panelists: Dr. Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health,…

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Della: Hurdles to Health

Della: Hurdles to Health Della: Hurdles to Health is a film that follows the life of a woman and her family in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The film provides a glimpse into the family’s daily struggles as a working poor family and illustrates how poverty affects health and wellbeing. Issues of housing, childcare, nutritious, accessible and affordable…

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World Bank Blogs

World Bank Blogs Mandakini Kaul Senior Regional Cooperation Officer for South Asia Mandakini Kaul is Senior Regional Cooperation Officer for South Asia, based in the World Bank’s New Delhi office. She works on issues of regional integration, connectivity, trade facilitation and gender in South Asia. She has been in the development field for over 20…

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South Asia shows new spirit of collaboration to fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic

South Asia shows new spirit of collaboration to fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic The deadly COVID-19 pandemic is bringing together leaders of South Asian countries in a way rarely seen in recent years.  A promising sign of potential regional cooperation occurred on March 15, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi organized a videoconference about the coronavirus pandemic with…

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