UY - COVID-19 Response & Economic Recovery (WB-P172796)

  • Uruguay
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 18, 2020
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Government of Uruguay
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  • Education and Health
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 400.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 400.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 22, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 15, 2020

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Project Description

The development objective of the proposed operation is to support the Government of Uruguay in (i) mitigating the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and (ii) laying the foundations for a strong and resilient economic recovery.

The policy matrix of the operation includes key priorities in the Government’s emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis and in the medium- term reform program. The first pillar is focused on supporting efforts to cushion the expected strong social and economic impact of the crisis, with a focus on the most vulnerable households and firms that would otherwise by financially viable. The second pillar is reflective is reflective of the ambitious medium-term reform commitments of the Government to support a strong and resilient economic recovery through: (i) instituting a fiscal policy framework that safeguards fiscal and debt sustainability, (ii) improving business climate for private sector development, (iii) enhancing disaster and environmental risk management and, (iv) transforming agricultural production towards higher resilience to climatechange and increased productivity.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information


Oriental Republic of Uruguay Mariella Maglia
Director - Multilateral Organisms

Implementing agency

Ministry of Economy and Finance Mariella Maglia
Director - Multilateral Organisms



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