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COVID-19 Pandemic and the Middle East and Central Asia: Region Facing Dual Shock

2020-03-26T08:10:04-05:00March 23, 2020|

This blog is part of a series providing regional analysis on the effects of the coronavirus.

By Jihad Azour

عربي, Español, Français, Português, Русский

The impact of COVID-19 and the oil price plunge in the Middle East and the Caucasus and Central Asia has been substantial and could intensify. With three-quarters of the countries reporting at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 and some facing a major outbreak, the coronavirus pandemic has become the largest near-term challenge to the region. (more…)

Blunting the Impact and Hard Choices: Early Lessons from China

2020-03-20T13:49:24-05:00March 20, 2020|

This blog is part of a series providing regional analysis on the effects of the coronavirus.

By Helge Berger, Kenneth Kang, and  Changyong Rhee

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The impact of the coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy and has sent policymakers looking for ways to respond. (more…)

COVID-19 Pandemic and Latin America and the Caribbean: Time for Strong Policy Actions

2020-03-20T12:47:27-05:00March 19, 2020|

This blog is the first in a series providing regional analysis on the effects of the coronavirus.

By Alejandro Werner

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COVID-19 is spreading very quickly. This is no longer a regional issue—it is a challenge calling for a global response. Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have been hit later than other regions from the pandemic and therefore have a chance to flatten the curve of contagion.

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Monetary and Financial Stability During the Coronavirus Outbreak

2020-03-17T12:09:48-05:00March 11, 2020|

This blog is part of a special series on the response to the coronavirus.

By Tobias Adrian

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The global spread of the coronavirus is a human tragedy unfolding across the world. Quantifying the economic impact is complex, giving rise to significant uncertainty about the economic outlook and the associated downside risks. (more…)

Limiting the Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus with Large Targeted Policies

2020-03-18T14:41:03-05:00March 9, 2020|

This blog is part of a special series on the response to the coronavirus.

By Gita Gopinath

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This health crisis will have a significant economic fallout, reflecting shocks to supply and demand different from past crises. Substantial targeted policies are needed to support the economy through the epidemic, keeping intact the web of economic and financial relationships between workers and businesses, lenders and borrowers, and suppliers and end-users for activity to recover once the outbreak fades. The goal is to prevent a temporary crisis from permanently harming people and firms through job losses and bankruptcies. (more…)

Fiscal Policies to Protect People During the Coronavirus Outbreak

2020-03-16T15:02:56-05:00March 5, 2020|

This blog is part of a special series on the response to the coronavirus.

By Vitor Gaspar and Paolo Mauro

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A key role of government is to protect the well-being of its people—most crucially and visibly during emergencies such as the recent outbreak of the coronavirus. The IMF has $50 billion available in rapid-disbursing emergency financing to help countries suffering from the virus. As Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said, what we want is to guarantee that people are not going to die because of a lack of money. (more…)

Potential Impact of the Coronavirus Epidemic: What We Know and What We Can Do

2020-03-16T15:04:05-05:00March 4, 2020|

This blog is the first of a special series on the response to the coronavirus

By Kristalina Georgieva

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We all recognize that the situation with the spread of the coronavirus is very serious and could well get worse. This affects us all. Let me start with what we know and what we don’t yet know about the coronavirus and then how the global community can support those affected by this crisis in an effective and coordinated way. (more…)

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