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The Economic Impact of COVID-19 around the World: Projections of Economic Growth Falling Further, Food Insecurity, and A Round-Up of Other Recent Analysis

Travel restrictions and lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 continue to impact the economic outlook for low- and middle-income countries. Despite the unabated increase in infections, some countries have started reopening farms and factories to combat the threat of massive economic loss and hunger. Multilateral emergency financing, expanded social safety nets, and tax measures remain top policy priorities for affected countries.

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Examining Uncertainties in Global Health Aid through the Lens of Family Planning: A Tale of Three Countries in Three Figures

In the months before the current crisis, CGD’s global health policy team partnered with Pharos Global Health Advisors to understand competing fiscal and programmatic pressures across the health sector. It aimed to drill down on challenges, risks, and opportunities associated with transitions from different global health financing mechanisms.

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Why Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Is Critical to the COVID-19 Response in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Designing gender-sensitive programming is not always straightforward, but evidence suggests simple design and implementation adaptations can make programming more gender-sensitive. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, in a new brief summarized below, we provide key lessons, considerations, and guidance across five areas.

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While Creating Fiscal Space for COVID-19 in Developing Countries, Be Sure to Consult Civil Society

Even as the COVID-19 curve begins to flatten in the Northern Hemisphere, the developing world is just starting to feel its onslaught. Just as in the United States, where some of the most effective responses to the global pandemic are generated locally, the success of developing countries will also be determined by the actions of local leaders, citizens, and organizations—including fiscal responses.

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