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A Shock Like No Other: The Way Forward For Developing Economies

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The world is in a crisis without parallel in modern times—a high-fatality pandemic that is causing an economic contraction on a scale unseen since World War II. Having brought advanced economies to a standstill, the COVID-19 pandemic is now making its mark on emerging and developing economies. How can the damage be contained? What can be done to ensure a strong and durable recovery?

This panel brings together some of the world’s leading thinkers to assess the way forward for emerging and developing economies, building upon the findings of the World Bank Group’s latest Global Economic Prospects report.