Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Vanuatu 05 05 - Health and income support VUV 4,400,000,000 37,392,708
Vanuatu 05A 05A - Health support VUV IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 7 May 2020).

No amount/estimate: (i) The government, using its existing budget envelope with help from Australia, the People's Republic of China (PRC), New Zealand, UNICEF, WHO, other NGOs/CSOs and some local businesses, is (a) expanding health facilities; (b) restocking personal protective equipment and supplies; and (c) further training healthcare workers, especially in Port Vila; and (d) spending on community education and awareness; (ii) With the assistance of Australia, France, and New Zealand, COVID-19 tests are analyzed in the French special collectivity of New Caledonia as needed.

Vanuatu 05B 05B - Income support VUV 4,400,000,000 37,392,708 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 17 September 2020).

March 31, A first-stage fiscal package worth VUV4.4 billion (roughly 4.2% of GDP) was announced. It includes (i) flights and cover arrival and short-term quarantine costs in Port Vila of repatriated ni-Vanuatu before they return to their homes elsewhere in Vanuatu; (ii) deferred and cancelled taxes, license fees and charges for businesses in 2020. Backdating to start of 2020 some reductions resulting from forthcoming business license reforms; (iii) the Employment Stabilization Payment (reimbursing employers up to VUV30,000 per employee per month for 4 months; plus an additional 12% to the employer, with payments totalling VUV2.5 billion, which is already reflected in the VUV4.4 billion amount). September 9, The Government announced that the ESP will end on September 15; (iv) small and medium enterprises (SME) with turnover of less than VUV200 million will also receive the value of their business license fees (around VUV400 million in total); (v) price-based subsidies if needed to support producers of copra, kava, cocoa and other commodities; (vi) support to the transport sector to facilitate farmers’ access to major market centres such as Port Vila and Luganville; and (vii) secondary school tuition fees are suspended for 2020.

Vanuatu 09 09 - International Assistance Provided VUV
Vanuatu 09A 09A - Swaps VUV
Vanuatu 09B 09B - International loans/grants VUV
Vanuatu 11 11 - Other Economic Measures VUV