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From unemployment to sharp declines in GDP, and from growing inequalities to increased risk of violence against women, CGD is examining the impact of the novel coronavirus from all angles. In timely analysis and in-depth research, our experts are assessing the depth and scale of the crisis to help policymakers prioritize the most vulnerable populations.
The world is in the throes of a health, economic, and social crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Slower global growth has significantly worsened the economic prospects for all countries, including the poorest ones. Low-income countries (LICs) are also finding it more difficult to service their external debt as well as to access private capital—concessional and non-concessional