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IMF: Fault Lines Widen in the Global Recovery

Economic prospects have diverged further across countries since the April 2021 World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecast. Vaccine access has emerged as the principal fault line along which the global recovery splits into two blocs: those that can look forward to

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IMF, World Bank, WHO, WTO launch joint vaccine information website

The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization launched a new website on 30 July which will serve as a platform for information on access to COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics

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Updated recommendations for use of the ChAdOx1-S [recombinant] vaccine against COVID-19

The interim recommendations  for use of the ChAdOx1-S [recombinant] vaccine against COVID-19 (AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 Vaxzevria™, SII COVISHIELD™) have been updated to reflect latest evidence. For further information, see here. Source

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WTO publishes list of bottlenecks and facilitating measures on critical COVID-19 products

The WTO Secretariat has issued an indicative list of trade-related bottlenecks and trade-facilitating measures on critical products to combat COVID-19, including inputs used in vaccine manufacturing, vaccine distribution and approval, therapeutics and pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical devices. The list is

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EIGE: EU research shows COVID-19 poised to end progress on gender equality

The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis threaten to roll back recent progress in gender equality, including an overall trend of upward convergence. Despite slow progress in some areas over the past decade, crucial improvements had been made

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European Commission – State aid: Commission approves €1 billion Spanish recapitalisation scheme to provide debt and capital support to companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Spanish plans to set up a €1 billion recapitalisation fund that will invest through debt and equity instruments in certain companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved

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IMF Blog: Seizing the Opportunity for a Pro-Growth, Post-Pandemic World

Since March 2020, governments have spent $16 trillion providing fiscal support amid the pandemic, and global central banks have increased their balance sheets by a combined $7.5 trillion. Deficits are the highest they have been since World War II and

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World Bank Blogs – The global recovery is bypassing the poorest countries

The global economy is booming—or so it might seem. Global growth is surging again, only a year after COVID-19 triggered the deepest recession since World War II.  This year is likely to mark the strongest post-recession rebound in 80 years: global GDP

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WHO: COVID-19 pandemic leads to major backsliding on childhood vaccinations, new WHO, UNICEF data shows

23 million children missed out on basic childhood vaccines through routine health services in 2020, the highest number since 2009 and 3.7 million more than in 2019. 23 million children missed out on basic vaccines through routine immunization services in

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Poland Closes the Gap and Calms Covid Jitters with a Bold Programme of Reform

The pandemic has brought an end to its 30 years of GDP growth for Poland — but this should be seen as an interruption rather than a break. Poland does it again. Since Solidarity brought the end of communist control,

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