Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Blog: Long-run impacts of COVID-19 on extreme poverty

The views, thoughts and opinions presented in this blog post belong to its author(s). They are not necessarily shared by

We know the economic impacts of COVID-19 have been severe. Advanced and developing countries alike have experienced massive job losses, economic contraction, falling investments and exports, and declining tourism dollars. The impact of COVID-19 on poverty, however, is less clear. We typically get poverty estimates from household survey data, which have been difficult to carry out during the last year. Thus, it may be a year or two before the full impact of the pandemic is known. Read More