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Sub-Saharan Africa: We Need to Act Now

By Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro Selassie 中文, Español, Français, Português Sub-Saharan Africa is in the grips of a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to be even more brutal than the two that came before. This is yet more evidence of a dangerous divergence in the global economy. One track for countries with good access to vaccines, where strong recoveries are taking hold. And another for those countries that are still waiting and at risk of falling further behind. The...

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A Proposal to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kristalina Georgieva, Gita Gopinath, and Ruchir Agarwal Български, Español, Русский Many countries have stepped up in the global fight against the pandemic, as have institutions such as the World Health Organization, the World Bank, Gavi (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), the African Union, and others. Yet, more than a year into the COVID-19 crisis, new cases worldwide are higher than ever. Urgent action is needed to arrest the rising human toll and economic strain....

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Managing Divergent Recoveries

By Gita Gopinath عربي, 中文, Español, Français, 日本語, Português, Русский It is one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and the global community still confronts extreme social and economic strain as the human toll rises and millions remain unemployed. Yet, even with high uncertainty about the path of the pandemic, a way out of this health and economic crisis is increasingly visible. Thanks to the ingenuity of the scientific community hundreds of millions of people are being vaccinated and this is...

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Cooperation Critical to Reducing Divergent Paths to Recovery in Middle East and Central Asia

By Jihad Azour  عربي, Français, Русский  The road to recovery for the Middle East and Central Asia region will hinge on containment measures, access to and distribution of vaccines, the scope of policies to support growth, and measures to mitigate economic scarring from the pandemic. The virus’s second wave, which began in September, hurt many countries in the region, where infection and death rates far surpassed those seen during the first wave . Most countries resumed selective restrictions...

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A Race Between Vaccines and the Virus as Recoveries Diverge

By Gita Gopinath عربي, 中文, Español, Français, 日本語,  Português, Русский  In just three months since we released our last forecast in October, recorded COVID-19 deaths have doubled to over 2 million, as new waves have lifted infections past previous peaks in many countries. In these same three months, multiple vaccines have seen unexpectedly strong success and some countries have started ambitious vaccination drives. Much now depends on the outcome of this race between a mutating virus and...

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