|We can do this because of our ability, experience and appetite to take on the most challenging investments and carry a significant share of the risk||As trade in global digital services has increased dramatically in recent years, so have global data flows|
|We invite others to partner with us - lowering thresholds for other financiers, opening up new markets and opportunities||The delivery of COVID-19 vaccines presents challenges unprecedented in scale, speed and specificities, especially in low- and middle-income countries|
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, IDA stands ready to work for Africa.20
|In November 2020, anticipating the availability of safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19, the World Bank together with WHO, UNICEF, the Global Fund, and Gavi rolled out readiness assessments in more than 100 low and middle-income countries||The Plan comes as countries seek sustainable pathways out of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic|
|Data flows not only support trade in goods, making production and distribution more effective and less costly, but such flows are in fact the vehicle for trading digital services across borders|
For many EMDEs, renewed COVID-19 surges and limited vaccination have contributed to downward revisions to growth.
|Rapid vaccination progress has contributed to forecast upgrades in many countries; however, this is concentrated primarily in advanced economies||For six decades, the International Development Association IDA has been a trusted partner in Africa, supporting people and economies through crises|
|Global growth in 2021 is projected to be more robust than previously envisioned|