Many developing countries are particularly challenged to respond to COVID-19 due to limited infrastructure as well as shortages of clean water and electricity. In addition, border closures and stay-at-home orders have made it difficult for businesses to operate and constrained liquidity.
DFC’s multipronged response to the pandemic is supporting investments that strengthen health systems, bolster liquidity, and advance other solutions such as contact tracing.
DFC’s Global Health and Prosperity Initiative aims to catalyze up to $5 billion of investment in projects that support the COVID response and build greater health resistance. DFC also launched a new Rapid Response Liquidity Facility that will provide up to $4 billion in additional financing to existing projects that are facing challenges as a result of the pandemic.