World Bank pandemic bond in focus after disease outbreaks

The World Bank’s pandemic bond, launched last June, was innovative in its coverage and objectives. Therefore the recent potential trigger events after outbreaks of Lassa Fever in Nigeria and of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo offer valuable new insight into how the product functions.

  • By Jasper Cox
  • 24 May 2018

Twenty-seven deaths from Ebola had been confirmed by the World Health Organisation as of Monday in the DRC.

The outbreak could be eligible to trigger the World Bank’s pandemic catastrophe bond, should it reach a sufficient scale, although vaccination was set to start this week and another part ...

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