In 2008-2010, the Great Recession could be surmounted when the economic fault line – under-capitalization of the global banking system – was tackled. Now, however, the economic emergency will not be resolved until the health emergency is effectively...
Kevin WatkinsI’m thrilled to sign this letter to the G20 on behalf @savechildrenuk. This is a plan of action to save lives, protect children, and restore economies. International cooperation is the only antidote for the #COVID19 crisis
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The Group of 20 major economies said on Tuesday that they would present a coronavirus action plan in two weeks to address the debt vulnerabilities of the poorest countries and deliver financial aid to emerging economies.
Kevin WatkinsCorrect me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t an Action Plan usually include Action! Get on with it @G20 coronavirus plan | Article [AMP] | Reuters
The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly overwhelmed health systems and shut down economies from China to Europe to the United States. But the virus could be even more lethal for the vulnerable developing countries of the Global South.