Ecuador COVID-19 Emergency Response Project (WB-P173773)

  • Ecuador
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 31, 2020
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Government of Ecuador
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Apr 8, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 24, 2020

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Project Description

The WBG financed Project will be comprised of two components to support the Government’s strategic plan to prevent and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness. In addition, climate change adaptation and mitigation measures will be incorporated throughout the sub-components, as applicable, and gender issues will be addressed as necessary. The specific activities financed by the Project fit into the overall Government strategy to: (i) rapidly address the COVID-19 emergency by identifying, isolating and providing care for patients with COVID-19 to minimize disease spread, morbidity and mortality; (ii) implement effective communication campaigns for mass awareness and education of the population and guidelines for health care workers to tackle the COVID-19 emergency; and (iii) strengthen the short- and long-run capacity of the public health system to provide intensive care.

The World Bank has classified this project as having Moderate environmental and social risks.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Rodrigo Lopez
National Director for Quality of Public Expenditures
Ministry of Public Health
Cesar Calderon
Coordinator of Planning and Strategic Management



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