As countries continue to collaborate globally to tackle the pandemic and restore various economies affected, African countries are aided by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and various partner in implementing developed initiatives to keep jobs, tackle debt crises and sustain the economy.
Is high GDP related to low vulnerability? “The importance of changing our classification during this crisis is fundamental and crucial.” The pandemic has severely affected MICs and small island states that are dependent on tourism. Regardless of the income levels of some of these countries, travel controls have had an impact on GDPs. Vera Songwe suggests we reconsider the current GDP-based country classification as the pandemic has demonstrated that high GDP does not mean less vulnerability.
COVID-19: large scale job losses, 400 million full-time jobs. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. Even in the best scenario, and risks seeing continuing large scale job losses, warns the International Labour Organization (ILO).
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75 years after the formation of the UN, Abdoulie Janneh- a Gambian diplomat said, based on his decades of experiences with the United Nations, "we have helped them (Africa) to build capable states that really respect norms of what a state should be like." Does his statement reflect the reality o
COVID-19 is affecting refugees amidst their existing precarious situations. Ahead of World Refugee Day, WHO call to protect refugees during the Covid19 pandemic. An unprecedented 79.5 million* people around the world have been forced from home by conflict and persecution at the end of 2019.
'The most fundamental characteristic that has allowed us to succeed with our partners during this period has been trust and flexibility' - Daniel Labin, Vice President, International Projects, Sesame Workshop, discusses what his organisation has learned about partnering during COVID-19.
'Be mindful and vigilant about abuses of power and inequities in power, and to manage that through communications, through openness, through challenge, and through the collective spirit of a partnership.' - Lola Gostelow, Partnership Broker at the Partnership Brokers Association, offers her final th