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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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IMF Country Focus: Connectedness of the Dutch Economy Leads to Lower GDP Growth Forecast

The Netherlands has one of the most internationally integrated economies in the world. This interdependence makes the country especially vulnerable to a global crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this blog written for IMF Country Focus, the IMF’s mission chief

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UN Department of Global Communications: United Nations peacekeeping continues vital work amid COVID-19 pandemic

Despite some restrictions the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on their activities, United Nations peacekeeping missions are continuing to carry out their mandates while also helping countries in their coronavirus response. “COVID-19 doesn’t mean that we will stop or freeze our

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Trade set to plunge as COVID-19 pandemic upends global economy

The wide range of possibilities for the predicted decline is explained by the unprecedented nature of this health crisis and the uncertainty around its precise economic impact. But WTO economists believe the decline will likely exceed the trade slump brought

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 4 May 2020

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. Ten days ago, I joined President Emmanuel Macron, President Ursula von der Leyen and Melinda Gates to launch the ACT Accelerator, to support the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics and

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