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May

COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens

Migration and Development Brief No. 32 World Bank Download PDF The economic crisis induced by COVID‐19 could be long, deep, and pervasive when viewed through a migration lens. Lockdowns, travel bans, and social distancing have brought global economic activities to a near standstill. Host countries face additional challenges in many sectors, such as health and agriculture, that […]

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May

Budget blues

Published in Dawn, May 11th, 2020 THESE are challenging times, however you describe them: The Great Repression, The Great Pause or The Great Lockdown. And the unenviable task of preparing next year’s budget for a $300 billion economy and 220 million people in these most uncertain of times falls on the shoulders of the finance ministry. To[…]