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Drawing Further Apart: Widening Gaps in the Global Recovery

By Gita Gopinath عربي, 中文, Español, Français, 日本語, Português, Русский The global economic recovery continues, but with a widening gap between advanced economies and many emerging market and developing economies. Our latest global growth forecast of 6 percent for 2021 is unchanged from the previous outlook, but the composition has changed. The recovery is not assured until the pandemic is beaten back globally. Growth prospects for advanced economies this year have improved by 0.5 percentage...

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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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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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In It Together: Protecting the Health of Africa’s People and their Economies

This blog is part of a series providing regional analysis on the effects of the coronavirus. By Karen Ongley and Abebe Aemro Selassie 中文, Español, Français, Português The growing presence of COVID‑19 in sub-Saharan Africa threatens the same human costs as elsewhere in the world. The economic costs could be just as devastating. Sweeping measures For their part, countries in sub-Saharan Africa are acting decisively, taking sweeping measures to halt the advance of the virus, with limits on...

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