06 March 2020 – Provided funding for economic stabilization programs in developing countries

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal

Overview: The U.S. Congress funded $250 million for the Economic Support Fund (ESF) account in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support economic, security and stabilization efforts resulting from coronavirus as part of phase 1 legislation.
Full details here: https://www.kff.org/global-health-policy/issue-brief/the-u-s-response-to-coronavirus-summary-of-the-coronavirus-preparedness-and-response-supplemental-appropriations-act-2020/