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IMF Blog: In the Race to Vaccinate Sub-Saharan Africa Continues to Fall Behind

By Shushanik Hakobyan Sub-Saharan Africa is losing the race to vaccinate its population against COVID-19. As of November 15, only about 4 percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa has been fully vaccinated, up from merely 1 percent three months ago. It

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WTO: Members to continue discussion on a common COVID-19 IP response up until MC12

At a formal meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 18 November, WTO members agreed to keep actively engaging up until the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in order to find a common intellectual

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European Council: The future of the European Semester in the context of the Recovery and Resilience Facility – Council conclusions

The Council of the European Union: NOTES that in 2020, the framework for the annual coordination of economic, fiscal and employment policies across the European Union known as the European Semester was temporarily adjusted due to the COVID-19 pandemic towards

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WTO: Goods Barometer points to slowing trade growth due to disruptions in critical sectors

Following its sharp rebound from the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, global merchandise trade is slowing, with production and supply disruptions in critical sectors dampening growth alongside cooling import demand, according to the WTO’s latest Goods Trade Barometer issued

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The World Bank – Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership: Working with Country Partners for a Resilient  Water Future 

As the world faces a triple crisis of climate change, COVID-19, and lack of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, the need for global communities and countries to work together for our shared future is more urgent than ever. The GWSP is an action-oriented think tank

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WTO: Exports of intermediate goods gain momentum in Q2 with 47% year-on-year increase

World exports of intermediate goods (IG), such as parts and components, rose by 47 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021, according to a new WTO quarterly report released to help track the health of global supply chains.

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WHO issues emergency use listing for eighth COVID-19 vaccine

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an emergency use listing (EUL) for COVAXIN® (developed by Bharat Biotech), adding to a growing portfolio of vaccines validated by WHO for the prevention of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2. WHO’s EUL procedure assesses the

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UN News: Honor five million lives lost to COVID-19 by making vaccine equity a reality, Guterres says

As the world on Monday passed yet another sombre pandemic milestone – five million lives lost to COVID-19 – Secretary-General António Guterres called on global leaders to back the UN strategy to make vaccine equity a reality by accelerating efforts

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The World Bank: Putting People at the Heart of Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Recovery

Enabling people to achieve their potential Putting people at the center of development, and protecting lives and livelihoods, lies at the core to the mission of the World Bank Group. When people have access to quality education and training, health

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IMF Blog: Joint Action Needed to Secure the Recovery

By Kristalina Georgieva G20 should lead in sharing vaccine doses, helping developing countries financially, and committing to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by mid-century. When G20 leaders gather in Rome this weekend, they can take inspiration from the bold design of the

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