Teleworking is Not Working for the Poor, the Young, and the Women – IMF Blog
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Teleworking is Not Working for the Poor, the Young, and the Women – IMF Blog

Via IMF (Den Internationale Valutafond) By Mariya Brussevich, Era Dabla-Norris, and Salma Khalid Español The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating labor markets across the world. Tens of millions of workers lost their jobs, millions more out of the labor force altogether, and many occupations face an uncertain future. Social distancing measures threaten jobs requiring physical presence...

Combating the Impact of COVID-19 in Montenegro
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Combating the Impact of COVID-19 in Montenegro

Via IMF (Den Internationale Valutafond) An island near the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. The country’s tourism sector has been hit especially hard by the outbreak of COVID-19. (photo: Sergii Zarev/agefotostock/Newscom) Combating the Impact of COVID-19 in Montenegro By Yen Nian Mooi, IMF European Department ...

Paraguay Beats the Pandemic and Seeks New Growth
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Paraguay Beats the Pandemic and Seeks New Growth

Via IMF (Den Internationale Valutafond) The Paraguayan capital, Asunción: the country has the pandemic under control and COVID-19 deaths have been very low. (photo: Julio Ricco/iStock/Getty) Paraguay Beats the Pandemic and Seeks New Growth By Bas B. Bakker and Tobias Roy, IMF Western Hemisphere Department ...

Digital Financial Inclusion in the Times of COVID-19 – IMF Blog
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Digital Financial Inclusion in the Times of COVID-19 – IMF Blog

Via IMF (Den Internationale Valutafond) By Ulric Eriksson von Allmen, Purva Khera, Sumiko Ogawa, and Ratna Sahay The COVID-19 pandemic could be a game changer for digital financial services. Low-income households and small firms can benefit greatly from advances in mobile money, fintech services, and online banking. Financial inclusion as a result of digital financial...

How the Right Policies Can Help Economic Recovery – IMF Blog
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How the Right Policies Can Help Economic Recovery – IMF Blog

Via IMF (Den Internationale Valutafond) by Chang Yong Rhee For the first time in living memory, Asia’s growth is expected to contract by 1.6 percent—a downgrade to the April projection of zero growth. While Asia’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2020 was better than projected in the April World Economic Outlook—partly owing to...

An Intensifying Pandemic – IMF Blog
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An Intensifying Pandemic – IMF Blog

Via IMF (Den Internationale Valutafond) By Alejandro Werner Español Latin America and the Caribbean have become the new COVID-19 global epicenter. The human cost has been tragic, with over 100,000 lives lost. The economic toll has also been steep. The World Economic Outlook Update now estimates the region to shrink by 9.4 percent in 2020,...

Six Charts that Show Sub-Saharan Africa’s Sharpest Economic Contraction Since the 1970s
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Six Charts that Show Sub-Saharan Africa’s Sharpest Economic Contraction Since the 1970s

Via IMF (Den Internationale Valutafond) A doctor checks a child, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Regional policies should remain focused on safeguarding public health, supporting people and businesses hardest hit by the crisis, and facilitating the recovery. (photo: zeljkosantrac/iStock by Getty Images) Six Charts that Show Sub-Saharan Africa’s Sharpest Economic Contraction Since the...