US$8.4 million to strengthen resilience and fight COVID-19

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$5.5 million operation for Tonga to strengthen public financial management, enhance Tonga’s resilience to the effects of climate change, and improve access to skills training and both domestic and international labor opportunities.

In addition, a further US$2.9 million in World Bank support has been made available for Tonga’s COVID-19 response to support health-sector preparedness and to purchase critical health equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPEs) for health workers, together with ventilators, monitors and other equipment.

Funding agencies: World Bank

Countries: Tonga

Published: 2020-05-13

Sectors: Health