The future of global development: How the pandemic is upending development finance


The future of global development: How the pandemic is upending development finance

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In just four months, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a dramatic toll on economies and institutions around the world, and the number of new cases, economic dislocation and deaths continues to mount. Decades of progress raising living standards and reducing extreme poverty could be replaced by increasing food insecurity, conflict and forced migration.

In this episode of A Deeper Look podcast, I speak with Homi Kharas, Interim Vice President and Director of the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institute, a leading public policy think tank. We discuss the pandemic’s effects on the global financial system, changes in public and private resource mobilization and investment, and the need for new and modified financial instruments to respond to unprecedented challenges.

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