Low and middle-income countries urgently need affordable personal protective equipment, diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to ward off even bigger waves of COVID-19 infection and mortality – and global production capacity is failing to ensure timely supply even of those products now on the market.
Now, more than ever, producers in poor countries need to be integrated into the health products ecosystem – at national, regional and global level – something that is good for public health, local economic development – and global public health security.
In the wake of the […]
The pandemic is causing massive disruptions to flows of foreign direct investments. Developing countries are likely to be hit the hardest.
COVID-19 is uprooting economic globalization. With both supply and demand experiencing simultaneous shocks due to containment measures, global production networks are being disrupted on a scale never witnessed before. The pandemic has exposed how globally interconnected the flow of goods and services has become, and countries are now rethinking their international trade […]
- Supporting digital competitiveness can help economies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Foreign direct investment in the digital economy can especially help bring technology, know-how, jobs and growth to developing countries.
- What are some policies, regulations and measures that governments can adopt to attract digital foreign direct investment?
COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work almost overnight. Analysts are struggling to keep pace with the impact on economies, sectors and firms. One thing that we already know, however, is that this crisis is accelerating an […]