|Economy||Measure Code||Measure||Currency Code||Amount (Local)||Amount (USD)||Source||Post Date||Details|
|Afghanistan||05||05 - Health and income support||AFN||40,700,000,000||517,207,927||UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Afghanistan_COVID%20Country%20profile%20041120.pdf (accessed 5 December 2020)||
According to the mid-year budget revision to be submitted to parliament in September, authorities envisage a total of 2.9% of GDP for pandemic-related spending, with about 15% directed to health.
|Afghanistan||05A||05A - Health support||AFN||6,200,000,000||78,788,431||UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Afghanistan_COVID%20Country%20profile%20041120.pdf (accessed 5 December 2020)||
(i) As of 27 August 2020, The government has so far allocated AFN6.2 billion in the budget for emergency health needs, such as (a) establishing testing labs, including at border crossings, (b) boosting hospitalization and care capacity, and (c) procuring the most critical medical supplies.
|Afghanistan||05B||05B - Income support||AFN||32,200,000,000||409,191,530|
|Afghanistan||05B1||05B1 - Tax and contribution deferrals and policy changes||AFN||UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Afghanistan_COVID%20Country%20profile%20041120.pdf (accessed 5 December 2020)||
(i) No amount/estimate: 20 March 2020, The government extended filing deadlines, initially to 3 April, now to 5 July for individual and business taxpayers; (ii) No amount/estimate: 20 March 2020, The government deferred the payment of taxes for all individuals and businesses for two months, until 20 May 2020.
|Afghanistan||05B2||05B2 - Tax and contribution rates reduction||AFN|
|Afghanistan||05B3||05B3 - Subsidies to individuals and households||AFN||32,200,000,000||409,191,530||
As of 27 August 2020, the following amounts have been spent/included in the budget amendment: (i) AFN20.8 billion for the provision of social relief packages – cash transfers or in-kind – to support vulnerable households. Waived electricity bills of less than AFN1,000 for a family residence in Kabul for two months and paid utility bills of the past two months for 50% of households in Kabul; (ii) AFN2.8 billion for the provision of wheat and flatbread to IDPs and daily wage earners; (iii) AFN1.7 billion for a wheat purchase program; (iv) AFN6.9 billion to support farmers as well as other short-term laborers.
|Afghanistan||05B4||05B4 - Subsidies to business||AFN|
|Afghanistan||05B5||05B5 - Indirect income support||AFN|
|Afghanistan||05B6||05B6 - No breakdown (income support)||AFN|
|Afghanistan||05C||05C - No breakdown (health and income support)||AFN||2,300,000,000||29,227,966||
27 August 2020, AFN2.3 billion in transfers to provinces to finance their COVID-19 responses.
|Armenia||05||05 - Health and income support||AMD||30,000,000,000||61,348,610|
|Armenia||05A||05A - Health support||AMD|
|Armenia||05B||05B - Income support||AMD||30,000,000,000||61,348,610|
|Armenia||05B1||05B1 - Tax and contribution deferrals and policy changes||AMD|
|Armenia||05B2||05B2 - Tax and contribution rates reduction||AMD|
|Armenia||05B3||05B3 - Subsidies to individuals and households||AMD||30,000,000,000||61,348,610||Asbarez. http://asbarez.com/193112/pashinyan-unveils-economic-aid-package-amid-state-of-emergency/ (accessed 16 April 2020).||
AMD30 billion (over USD60 million) for urgent social assistance for the impoverished. See Measure 9: No breakdown.
|Armenia||05B4||05B4 - Subsidies to business||AMD||UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Armenia_COVID%20Country%20profile%20041120.pdf (accessed 5 December 2020)||
(i) No amount/estimate: Subsidize the interest rates of co-financed loans for companies that borrow money from Armenian banks in the national currency to pay salaries, taxes, bills and purchase raw materials; (ii) No amount/estimate: 26 March 2020, Stimulus package of AMD500 million each to struggling businesses; (iii) No amount/estimate: A one-time grant in the amount of the salary of every fifth employee is provided for companies with 2-50 employees. Similar measures were approved for companies with up to 100 employees, and both measures were extended until 31 May 2020.
|Armenia||05B5||05B5 - Indirect income support||AMD|
|Armenia||05B6||05B6 - No breakdown (income support)||AMD|
|Armenia||05C||05C - No breakdown (health and income support)||AMD|
|Azerbaijan||05||05 - Health and income support||AZN||1,206,850,000||709,911,765|
|Azerbaijan||05A||05A - Health support||AZN||58,300,000||34,294,118||Ministry of Emergency Situations. http://www.fhn.gov.az/index.php?eng/news/xeber/2020/7/6/36724//1 (accessed 17 July 2020); Cabinet of Ministers. https://cabmin.gov.az/az/article/969/ (accessed 07 August 2020).||
(i) No amount/estimate: 6 July 2020, Installation of 10 modular hospital complexes in various regions of the country. It is expected to create 2,000 additional beds for the treatment of coronavirus patients; (ii) 6 August 2020, The government reported that medical personnel involved in the fight against COVID-19 received increased salaries from March to June 2020. 64,038 medical staff have so far received salaries of AZN58.3 million; (iii) No amount/estimate: 6 August 2020, The government reported that 215 medical staff with extensive experience in COVID-19 from Turkey, the Russian Federation, People's Republic of China, Italy, and Cuba were brought to the country to work with Azerbaijan's medical personnel.
|Azerbaijan||05B||05B - Income support||AZN||1,148,550,000||675,617,647|
|Azerbaijan||05B1||05B1 - Tax and contribution deferrals and policy changes||AZN|
|Azerbaijan||05B2||05B2 - Tax and contribution rates reduction||AZN||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020);||
No amount/estimate: April 2020, Tax exemptions for micro-enterprises and value-added tax (VAT) exemption for some food and medicinal products, as well as the raw materials that are necessary.
|Azerbaijan||05B3||05B3 - Subsidies to individuals and households||AZN||Caspian News. https://caspiannews.com/news-detail/azerbaijan-takes-measures-to-mitigate-covid-19-impact-on-economy-social-life-2020-4-6-1/ (accessed 15 April 2020);||
No amount/estimate: April 2020, Lump-sum payments in the amount of living wage - AZN190 (USD112) to 200,000 unemployed citizens of the country. The payment is considered for two months. The social package aims to relieve the impact of the novel coronavirus on the social life of people by multiple tools, including creation of 50,000 paid public jobs, tuition support program for students from socially vulnerable families, financial support program for mortgage and credit guarantee mechanism, program to support communal fees, primarily for electricity consumption of the population, and financial support program for vital passenger transport activities;
|Azerbaijan||05B4||05B4 - Subsidies to business||AZN||1,148,550,000||675,617,647||European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). https://www.ebrd.com/news/2020/ebrd-and-azerbaijans-central-bank-promote-manat-lending-to-coronavirushit-firms.html (accessed 27 May 2020); Ministry of Economy. https://www.economy.gov.az/en/article/ozel-sektora-yeni-maliyye-desteyi-ve-i-qtisadiyyat-nazirinin-sahibkarlarla-onlayn-gorushunun-kechirileceyi-barede/31115 (accessed 07 August 2020); Ministry of Economy. https://www.economy.gov.az/en/article/ferdi-sahibkarlara-maliyye-desteyi-gosterilmesine-bashlanilib/31163 (accessed 12 August 2020).||
(i) 6 April 2020, AZN1 billion (USD588 million) for the government's subsidization of 10% of the interest for one year of existing company loans; (ii) 19 May 2020, USD50 million, or about AZN85 million (of the USD200 million swap with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)) is allocated as support to local firms, including smaller viable enterprises experiencing temporary difficulties; (iii) No amount/estimate: 6 August 2020, The government announced a financial support package for pandemic-affected industries that did not implement significant reductions in the number of employees. Financial support will be paid in equal installments in two stages, covering August and September; (iv) 11 August 2020, The government announced a second phase of financial support to individual (micro) entrepreneurs. The first phase of the program has already released AZN63.55 million of cash transfers to 106,907 individual (micro) entrepreneurs.
|Azerbaijan||05B5||05B5 - Indirect income support||AZN|
|Azerbaijan||05B6||05B6 - No breakdown (income support)||AZN|
|Azerbaijan||05C||05C - No breakdown (health and income support)||AZN|
|European Central Bank||05||05 - Health and income support||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05A||05A - Health support||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05B||05B - Income support||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05B1||05B1 - Tax and contribution deferrals and policy changes||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05B2||05B2 - Tax and contribution rates reduction||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05B3||05B3 - Subsidies to individuals and households||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05B4||05B4 - Subsidies to business||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05B5||05B5 - Indirect income support||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05B6||05B6 - No breakdown (income support)||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05C||05C - No breakdown (health and income support)||EUR|
|European Union||05||05 - Health and income support||EUR||16,410,000,000||18,152,654,867|
|European Union||05A||05A - Health support||EUR||11,283,000,000||12,481,194,690||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#country-tracker (accessed 15 April 2020); EC. https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/09/11/addressing-covid-19-council-approves-6-2-billion-budget-increase-for-2020/ (accessed 12 September 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1671 (accessed 21 September 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1680 (accessed 21 September 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1416 (accessed 1 August 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1829 (accessed 10 October 2020); EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-271-covid-19-eib-provides-eur50-million-to-navarre-to-strengthen-its-health-response-to-covid-19 (accessed 15 October 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_2136 (accessed 21 November 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_2200 (accessed 28 November 2020); Council of the EU. https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/12/07/council-greenlights-temporary-vat-relief-on-covid-19-vaccines-and-test-kits/ (accessed 7 December 2020).||
(i) 13 March 2020, EUR800 million of the EU Solidarity Fund will be available by including a public health crisis within its scope, with a view of mobilizing it if needed for the hardest-hit EU member states; (ii) 19 March 2020, the Commission decided to create a European civil protection stockpile of medical equipment (initial budget of EUR50 million, proposed to increase to EUR80 million) with a 90% Commission grant; (iii) 2 April 2020, the Commission presented legislative proposals for an Emergency Support Instrument for the healthcare sector, (EUR3 billion) from the EU budget. 11 September 2020, the EC agreed to add EUR6.2 billion to the EU 2020 budget to address the impact of the COVID-19-crisis and to fund inter alia the vaccine strategy. The revised budget increases payments for the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI) by EUR1.09 billion to ensure the development and deployment of a COVID-19 vaccine. The European Commission will use this money as a down-payment for pre-ordering vaccine doses. 18 September 2020, EU allocates EUR150 million for the transport of essential medical items through the ESI and entered into a contract with Sanofi-GSK to purchase up to 300 million doses of the Sanofi-GSK vaccine; (iv) EUR63 million, European Commission secures EU access to Remdesivir (first European treatment authorized for COVID-19); (v) No amount/estimate: 8 October 2020, the EC approved a third contract with a pharmaceutical company, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Once the vaccine has proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19, the contract allows EU Member States to purchase vaccines for 200 million people. They will also have the possibility to purchase vaccines for an additional 200 million people; (vi) 13 October 2020, EIB is providing EUR50 million to the Autonomous Community of Navarre, Spain to strengthen its capacity to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis. The EU bank financing will enable the Spanish region to adapt its healthcare infrastructure to meet the additional costs generated by the pandemic; (vii) No amount/estimate: 17 November 2020, EC approves a fifth contract with CureVac for the initial purchase of 225 million doses of potential vaccine; (viii) No amount/estimate: 25 November 2020, The European Commission approved a sixth contract under the EU Vaccines Strategy, with the pharmaceutical company Moderna. The contract provides for the initial purchase of 80 million doses on behalf of all EU Member States; (ix) No amount/estimate: 7 December 2020, The Council of Europe adopted amendments to the directive on the common system of value added tax (VAT) to allow member states to temporarily exempt COVID-19 vaccines and testing kits, as well as closely related services, from VAT [update].