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World Bank Blogs: Adapting in the pandemic to provide water and sanitation to Indonesia’s rural poor

Access to water and sanitation is now more than ever a matter of life and death for many people. At a time when the coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrown many into a struggle for their livelihoods and income, it can be

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 03 June 2020

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. WHO is continuing to respond to the new Ebola outbreak in the city of Mbandaka, in the Equateur province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. So far, 8 cases have been detected.

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UN News: Address ‘appalling impact’ of COVID-19 on minorities, UN rights chief urges

The disease is exposing alarming inequalities in some countries: disparities similar to those fuelling current protests for greater racial justice in multiple cities – as well as online, through “Blackout Tuesday” – across the United States, Michelle Bachelet stated. “The

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COVID-19 drug trial could lead to enhanced respiratory care for patients

Researchers at the University of Oxford are working with clinical collaborators from NHS hospitals to carry out a new clinical drug trial aimed at treating COVID-19, funded by LifeArc. It will test a drug that could raise oxygen levels in

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COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 — Despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the

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Imperial College London: Finance experts discuss impact of coronavirus on the economy

A Business School academic has argued it is time for the UK government to ease certain lockdown restrictions to prevent further damage to the economy. David Miles, Professor of Financial Economics, was speaking in a webinar about the impact of

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IMFBlog: Keeping Economic Data Flowing During COVID-19

Accurate and timely economic data are crucial for informing policy decisions, especially during a crisis. But the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the production of many key statistics. Without reliable data, policymakers cannot assess how badly the pandemic is hurting people and

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IMF Blog: A Turning Point for Political Economy

By Gita Bhatt Five months ago we set out to write in this issue of Finance & Development about political economy—how politics affects the economy and the economy affects politics. Few suspected then that, instead of exploring an academic question, we would be witnessing real-world political

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European Commission Daily News from 29/05/2020

EU budget for recovery: Kick-starting the EU economy by incentivising private investments As announced by European Commission President von der Leyen on 27 May 2020, the Commission is aiming to kick-start the EU economy by incentivising private investments. The Commission today proposes a new

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Oxford Foundry backs four new COVID-19 recovery innovations

The Oxford Foundry today announces the four new innovative solutions it will support on the OXFO COVID-19 Rapid Solutions Builder. The four critical solutions were chosen by a team of international judges from more than 100 entries after a rigorous selection process

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