Chart of the WeekHow a Collective Infrastructure Push Will Boost Global Growth

2020-11-25T09:39:06-05:00November 24, 2020|

By IMFBlog

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With vaccines around the corner, there is increased hope that the pandemic could soon be under better control. That said, the need for cooperative efforts to work toward a better future has never been greater. Priority areas relate to the need to produce and distribute vaccines globally, tackle climate change, and bolster the economic recovery from the crisis.

An IMF report published ahead of the G20 leaders meeting argues that a synchronized infrastructure investment push could invigorate growth, limit scarring, and address climate goals. […]

Public Investment for the Recovery

2021-07-19T13:05:20-04:00October 5, 2020|

By Vitor Gaspar, Paolo Mauro, Catherine Pattillo, and Raphael Espinoza

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Governments around the world are taking extraordinary measures to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. While maintaining the focus on addressing the health emergency and providing lifelines for households and businesses, governments need to prepare economies for the transition to the post-COVID-19 world—including by helping people get back to work. […]

How Strong Infrastructure Governance Can End Waste in Public Investment

2020-09-03T18:02:00-04:00September 3, 2020|

By Gerd Schwartz, Manal Fouad, Torben Hansen, and Geneviève Verdier

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COVID-19 has had a profound impact on people, firms, and economies all over the world. While countries have ramped up public lifelines to individuals and firms they will face enormous challenges to recover from the pandemic, amidst low economic activity and unprecedented levels of debt. […]

Chart of the Week: Sub-Saharan Africa’s Growth—A Tale of Different Experiences

2019-03-13T10:53:11-04:00December 13, 2018|

By IMFBlog

December 13, 2018

Villagers of Moruleng mining community in South Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa countries can see an increase in growth by relying less on commodities and more on non-resource intensive investments. (Photo: SIPHIWE SIBEKI/Reuters/Newscom)

The story of Africa’s growth rate over recent years is a tale with several story lines.  […]

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