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UN: COVID-19 shocks too big to handle for small island nations, UN warns

As the coronavirus pandemic has halted the global travel industry, the United Nations and its partners are working to cushion the economic impact of COVID-19 on small island developing States, which are already reeling from climate-related challenges, such as rising

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KelloggInsight: Here’s How Americans Are Spending Their Stimulus Checks

Real-time data pinpoints what we’re buying, and who’s spending the fastest. When Congress passed a $2 trillion aid package in late March, part of its goal was to give a quick adrenaline shot to the sputtering economy in the form

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European Parliament: Europe must emerge stronger from this crisis

A message from the presidents of the European Parliament, European Council and Commission marking Europe Day. In 1950, Europe was in crisis, still devastated physically and economically by the effects of World War II, and politically searching for a way

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 8 May 2020

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. Exactly 40 years ago today, on the 8th of May 1980, the World Health Assembly officially declared that “the world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox”. Smallpox is the first and,

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IFC Insights: Calling for a New Deal for Developing Countries

By John Donnelly Mark Mobius is an emerging markets fund manager and founder of Mobius Capital Partners. Previously, he was executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, where he established and directed a team that managed more than $50 billion in

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 6 May 2020

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. First of all, I’d like to welcome all Hindi-speaking journalists, and we look forward to your questions. In total, WHO press conferences are now available in 8 languages – all six United Nations

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World Bank Blogs: Broad, fast action to save lives and help countries rebuild

The COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted territory for every country in the world. It has unleashed both a global health emergency and an unprecedented economic crisis of historic magnitude. Even as the coronavirus continues to spread, the World Bank estimates that, between 2019

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UN News: Coronavirus – Health system overload threatens pregnant women and newborns

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 116 million babies have been born since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and on Thursday called for governments to maintain lifesaving services for pregnant women and newborns that are under increasing threat

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Philippe Le Houérou: Impact investing in the time of COVID-19

IFC CEO Philippe Le Houérou explains why impact investing is more vital than ever, and how efforts to strengthen measurement and reporting are developing With the world now in the throes of a deep recession, one thing is clear: helping

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World Bank: How Countries Can Expand Access to Digital Financial Services

A new report by Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Alfonso Garcia Mora, Mahesh Uttamchandani, Harish Natarajan, Erik Feyen, and Mathew Saal provides valuable insights for policymakers and for financial sector players seeking to expedite financial inclusion and development of digital financial services. >>> DOWNLOAD

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