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  • other research product . 2020
    Open Access
    Authors:
    World Bank;
    Publisher: Washington, DC: World Bank

    After a period of rapid economic growth associated with high commodity prices, the region had entered a phase of lackluster performance. Recent developments, including a new oil price shock, and the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic will push the region into recession. ...

  • other research product . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    de Walque, Damien; Friedman, Jed; Gatti, Roberta; Mattoo, Aaditya;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    Faced with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), countries are taking drastic action based on little information. Two tests can help governments shorten and soften economically costly suppression measures while still containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The first—a P...

  • other research product . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    Before the outbreak of the global novel coronavirus pandemic, the world was already dealing with a learning crisis, as evidenced by high levels of Learning Poverty. With the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), among many disruptions to normal life, 160 countri...

  • other research product . 2020
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Calderon, Cesar; Kambou, Gerard; Zebaze Djiofack, Calvin; Korman, Vijdan; Kubota, Megumi; Cantu Canales, Catalina;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on human life and brought major disruption to economic activity across the world. Despite a late arrival, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly across Sub-Saharan Africa in recent weeks. Eeconomic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is pr...

  • other research product . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Brenton, Paul; Chemutai, Vicky;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    Countries in Africa should strive to maintain trade flows during the crisis to secure access to medical goods and services, and food and other essential items such as farm inputs. This requires keeping borders open to the largest extent possible and avoiding measures su...

  • other research product . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    Experience from previous global and food crises provides some guidance for appropriate trade responses during the crisis and those that are likely to undermine effective national and global responses. However, the speed, scale and nature of this crisis are unprecedented...

  • other research product . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    Maintaining trade flows as much as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic will be crucial in providing access to essential food and medical items and in limiting negative impacts on jobs and poverty. Some countries are closing border crossings and implementing protection...

  • other research product . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Espitia, Alvaro; Rocha, Nadia; Ruta, Michele;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    The covid-19 pandemic is increasingly a concern for developing countries. Using a new database on COVID-19 trade flows and policies, this note looks at the role of trade and trade policy to address the looming health crisis in developing countries with highest numbers o...

  • other research product . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Malpass, David;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    World Bank Group President David Malpass explained the World Bank Group's work to take broad swift action to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. He spoke about finalizing an additional package that will focus on the broader economic consequences. He was concerned about...

  • other research product . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Loayza, Norman V.; Pennings, Steven;
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC

    COVID-19 not only represents a worldwide public health emergency but has become an international economic crisis that could surpass the global financial crisis of 2008–09. Right now, containment and mitigation measures are necessary to limit the spread of the virus and ...

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