Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source 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 UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Afghanistan_COVID%20Country%20profile%20041120.pdf (accessed 5 December 2020)

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 businesses 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 UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Afghanistan_COVID%20Country%20profile%20041120.pdf (accessed 5 December 2020)

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 businesses 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); Cabinet of Ministers. https://nk.gov.az/az/article/1333/ (accessed 14 January 2021); Cabinet of Ministers. https://nk.gov.az/az/article/1341/ (accessed 14 January 2021).

(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. On 8 January 2021, the measure has been extended to 31 March 2021 [update]; (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; (iv) 12 January 2021, The import of new vaccines against coronavirus (COVID-19) and syringes for these vaccines will be exempt from duty for a period of 1 to 2 years from 1 January 2021 [update].

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 businesses 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
Georgia 05 05 - Health and income support GEL 3,636,500,000 1,195,929,036
Georgia 05A 05A - Health support GEL 828,500,000 272,467,264 IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 June 2020).

(i) 7 May 2020, Additional funds of about GEL350 million will be directed to health spending including lab testing and quarantine expenditures as well as increased costs associated with hospitalization, medical treatment, and medical supplies. (ii) 24 June 2020, GEL478.5 million for healthcare infastructure and other virus spread prevention costs.

Georgia 05B 05B - Income support GEL 2,763,000,000 908,662,705 UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Georgia_COVID%20Country%20profile%20280820.pdf (accessed 8 December 2020)

On 24 June 2020, Parliament approved amendments to the government's Anti-Crisis Plan, consisting of: item (ii) in 5A, items (i) to (iv) in 5B2, items (i) to (vii) in 5B3, items (i) and (ii) in 5B4, and item (i) in 5C. On August 6, the Prime Minister unveiled additional measures, consisting of: items (viii) to (xii) in 5B3.

Georgia 05B1 05B1 - Tax and contribution deferrals and policy changes GEL
Georgia 05B2 05B2 - Tax and contribution rates reduction GEL 1,495,000,000 491,657,888 UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Georgia_COVID%20Country%20profile%20280820.pdf (accessed 8 December 2020)

(i) 24 June 2020, GEL1.2 billion in VAT refunds; (ii) No amount/estimate: Income and property tax holidays for hotels (until Nov 1, 2020); (iii) GEL250 million in forgone income tax from waivers on low-income citizens. Monthly salaries up to GEL1500 will have the first GEL750 fully exempted from income tax; (iv) GEL45 million in forgone income tax from exemptions granted to touristic enterprises.

Georgia 05B3 05B3 - Subsidies to individuals and households GEL 1,178,000,000 387,406,683 UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Georgia_COVID%20Country%20profile%20280820.pdf (accessed 8 December 2020)

(i) GEL450 million in monthly unemployment subsidies of GEL200 per person for 6 months; (ii) GEL170 million in subsidies for gas, electricity, and utilities for users consuming up to 200 kW of electricity and/or up to 200 m3 natural gas monthly; (iii) GEL61 million in additional assistance to low-income families; (iv) GEL24 million in assistance to disabled people and their children; (v) GEL40 million to purchase houses for refugees; (vi) GEL139 million for the State Program for Maintaining Prices of Primary Consumption Food Products. The program envisages subsidies for certain imported products to keep their local price stable (rice, pasta, buckwheat, sunflower oil, sugar, milk powder, beans, wheat, and wheat powder); (vii) No amount/estimate: Starting from January 2021, pensions will be indexed to at least the rate of inflation, with additional increases for pensioners aged 70 and above. Regardless of the actual benchmark rates, the pension increase will be at least GEL20 for the pensioners below 70 and above GEL25 for pensioners above age 70; (viii) GEL160 million in one-time assistance of GEL200 to all children below 18; (ix) GEL35 million to cover 1 semester of university tuition for children from low-income families; (x) No amount/estimate: The government will cover utility costs from November-February for low-income families; (xi) GEL75 million in one-time assistance of GEL300 per person to self-employed persons; (xii) GEL24 million in another batch of one-time assistance of GEL300 per person to self-employed persons.

Georgia 05B4 05B4 - Subsidies to businesses GEL 90,000,000 29,598,134 UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Georgia_COVID%20Country%20profile%20280820.pdf (accessed 8 December 2020)

(i) GEL70 million in interest subsidies, co-financing up to 80% of the interest rate on loans issued to family-owned, small and medium-sized hotels; (ii) GEL20 million in additional micro-grants.

Georgia 05B5 05B5 - Indirect income support GEL
Georgia 05B6 05B6 - No breakdown (income support) GEL
Georgia 05C 05C - No breakdown (health and income support) GEL 45,000,000 14,799,067 UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Georgia_COVID%20Country%20profile%20280820.pdf (accessed 8 December 2020)

(i) GEL45 million to cover costs of organizing quarantine spaces, as well as sponsoring flights that returned Georgians from different parts of the world.

Kazakhstan 05 05 - Health and income support KZT 7,700,000,000,000 18,677,986,659
Kazakhstan 05A 05A - Health support KZT 74,900,000,000 181,685,870 UNESCAP. https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Kazakhstan_COVID%20Country%20profile%20041120.pdf (accessed 6 December 2020)

May 20: As part of the president's anti-crisis package, (a) KZT14.8 billion for the construction of three quarantine modular complexes in Nur-Sultan, Shymkent and Almaty; (b) KZT40.6 billion for incentive measures for healthcare workers participating in quarantine activities; (c) KZT19.5 billion for health organizations treating coronavirus patients.