World Bank on COVID-19 in Africa: Can Safety Nets Ease Social and Economic Impacts?

Across the world, governments have geared up to respond to the socio-economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic. Early action in countries hard-hit by the crisis range from economic stimulus packages and the lowering of interest rates to social safety nets

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Nouriel Roubini and Brunello Rosa: Europe’s Non-Hamiltonian Muddle

This past week, the European Commission unveiled a plan to help European countries manage the Great Depression-scale shock from COVID-19. Building on a recent Franco-German proposal, the Commission is calling for a €750 billion ($834 billion) recovery fund (€500 billion

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Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF: Europe and the Global Recovery in 2021

We are at a point in our history where it is paramount to concentrate on what this crisis entails, what are the risks and opportunities a recovery will present to us, and how to bring the world together. These will

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PwC Africa: Africa’s Finance Leaders Take Steps to Ensure the Safety of Workers

As lockdown regulations are eased all over the world, business leaders are recognising that they have a critical role to play in the safety, health and stability of their employees and customers. While business leaders implement new policies and processes

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Lord Waverley: Making the Case for Emerging Markets

The world awaits what emerges from post-Covid traumas. States will be required to consider how to balance budgets, how to derive income from which aspects of the economy to pay for essential services. There will be those who will dig

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European Investment Bank: A United Europe Can Emerge Stronger From the Pandemic

The most marked economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis is on small businesses, which find themselves with insufficient resources to fight for survival. They need co-ordinated relief, and a collaborative international effort is the obvious way to face the problem.

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How Will the Pandemic Impact Pay Equity Within the Finance Industry?

The financial services industry is at a turning point. Though there is evidence to suggest that the global coronavirus pandemic could set back several years’ worth of hard-earned progress in closing the gender pay-gap in the sector, it has provided

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Anshula Kant, MD and CFO of the World Bank Group: Power of Capital Markets in the Battle Against COVID-19

Managing Director and World Bank Group CFO Anshula Kant reflects on the crisis engulfing the world, and the opportunities we have to build back. I can’t remember a time in my life when a single event has mobilised the entire

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Harvard Business School Impact-Weighted Accounts: Accounting as a Force for Humility and Prosperity

Amid the immeasurable human tragedy and losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are innumerable lessons to be learned. While it may seem callous to derive such lessons from the disaster so early, finding meaning has been added as a sixth

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UNCTAD: COVID-19 Has Hurt Global Investment but the Recovery Offers the Chance to Build a More Sustainable Economy

The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted investment and trade flows, but it arrives on top of existing challenges to the system of international production and trade. Flows of cross-border investment in physical productive assets stopped growing

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