By IMFBlog

The pandemic has altered people’s lives in both enormous and small ways. Our editors have picked the top recent blogs that dig into the details of what COVID-19 means for people: the impact on women and the young, what it means for the food supply, and how it can increase already growing inequality, to name a few.

COVID-19 is a stark reminder of longstanding inequities in our societies, and how policies need to pay specific attention to protect and lift the least advantaged in society.


Unemployment in Today’s Recession Compared to the Global Financial Crisis 
Ippei Shibata

Low Internet Access Driving Inequality
Mercedes García-Escribano

The COVID-19 Gender Gap 
Kristalina Georgieva, Stefania Fabrizio, Cheng Hoon LimMarina M. Tavares

Why Sustainable Food Systems are Needed in a post-COVID World 
Nicoletta Batini, James Lomax, Divya Mehra

Digital Financial Inclusion in the Times of COVID-19 
Ulric Eriksson von Allmen, Purva Khera, Sumiko Ogawa, Ratna Sahay

Corruption and COVID-19 
Vitor Gaspar, Martin Mühleisen, Rhoda Weeks-Brown

“New Deal” for Informal Workers in Asia 
Era Dabla-Norris, Changyong Rhee

How Pandemics Leave the Poor Even Farther Behind 
Davide Furceri, Prakash Loungani, Jonathan D. Ostry

You’ve Got Money: Mobile Payments Help People During the Pandemic 
Sonja Davidovic, Delphine Prady, Herve Tourpe