theme: Global Macroeconomic Prospects
Global Macroeconomic Prospects
1 September 2021
Unconventional monetary policy measures have played a crucial part in central banks’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Large-scale quantitative easing has led to an unprecedented expansion of developed country central bank balanced sheets.
2 August 2021
The force of the US expansion is reverberating across the world through trade and financial channels. As the recovery picks up speed, concerns over rising inflation and interest rates in the US are increasing.
1 July 2021
Many developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, are not projected to recover to pre-pandemic output levels until 2023.
8 June 2021
Gender barriers perpetuate inequalities and hold back productivity growth, limiting the effectiveness of post-pandemic recovery policies. Post-pandemic public policy should urgently mainstream gender and address the crisis’ disproportionate impact on women.
17 May 2021
Expanding opportunities in non-farm activities in rural areas is a key for sustainable development without “leaving no one behind”. Where the typical farmers are small landowners, technology alone may not be able to help farmers escape from poverty, and technical advances need to be complemented by a holistic approach.
11 May 2021
While the global growth outlook has improved, led by robust rebound in China and the United States, surging COVID-19 infections and inadequate vaccination progress in many countries threaten a broad-based recovery of the world economy.
3 May 2021
Several contributing factors need to be reviewed to look into currently emerging inflationary pressures, including the oil market, grains market, base metal market, semiconductor chip shortage, international shipping, wages and monetary factors.
30 April 2021
Multi-stakeholder collaboration has proven to be critical to tackle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and will be essential in the recovery efforts to ‘build back better’ towards more sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies.
12 April 2021
Business and financials models must be rethought to accelerate and strengthen business’ contributions to sustainable development