How to finance social protection in developing countries in the age of COVID-19

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Jayati Ghosh, Development Economist

The world is now in the grip of an unprecedented crisis, with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the very adverse economic impact of containment measures. The pandemic has highlighted something that had been almost forgotten by policy makers across the world in the past few decades; the importance of expenditure in public health and social protection systems. Continue reading

The shift to online learning and skills training shows promising trends and troubling signs

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Jeannette Sanchez, Communication Officer, Employment Policy Department

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an abrupt transition to distance education, training and e-learning. The crisis has resulted in massive shifts to online platforms and tools for the continued delivery of learning and skills development, which have shown both promising trends and troubling signs. Continue reading