IMF makes $50 billion available to fight coronavirus

Kristalina Georgieva calls on IMF members to “fully recharge” catastrophe fund

Kristalina Georgieva

The International Monetary Fund has made available $50 billion of funding to help some countries tackle the impact of the coronavirus, it announced on March 4.

Low-income economies will have $10 billion made available. They will not need to have a full IMF programme to access the funds, the IMF announced. Other emerging market economies can approach the IMF for financing from the remaining $40 billion through the Rapid Financing Instrument.

The instrument was launched in 2011 to provide quick

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Central Banking? View our subscription options

Register for Central Banking

All fields are mandatory unless otherwise highlighted

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account