IMF Podcasts: The Year in Review

2021-12-23T12:45:56-05:00December 21, 2021|

The past year has brought us new challenges even as the old ones persist. If anything, the ongoing pandemic has taught us to think differently about tackling the challenges and questions we currently face when it comes to big issues like climate change, gender equality, inflation and economic measurement.

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

2021-12-06T16:47:33-05:00December 6, 2021|

Inflation is rising around the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, one item is driving the trend more than others: food prices. Food accounts for roughly 40 percent of the region’s consumption basket—a measure of goods and services used to measure consumer price index (CPI) inflation.

COVID-19: The Moms’ Emergency

2021-05-27T11:03:30-04:00April 30, 2021|

By Kristalina Georgieva, Stefania Fabrizio, Diego B. P. Gomes, and Marina M. Tavares

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A year ago, the world changed. While the pandemic’s effect on workers has varied worldwide, the new reality has left many mothers scrambling. With schools and daycares closed, many were forced to leave their jobs or cut the hours they worked. […]

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Will Require Extraordinary Effort by All

2021-06-03T11:36:51-04:00April 29, 2021|

by Dora Benedek, Edward Gemayel, Abdelhak Senhadji, and Alexander Tieman

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The pandemic’s impact on the world’s poor has been especially harsh. COVID-19 may have pushed about 100 million people into extreme poverty in 2020 alone, while the UN warns that in some regions poverty could rise to levels not seen in 30 years. The current crisis has derailed progress toward basic development goals, as low-income developing countries must now balance urgent spending to protect lives and livelihoods […]

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