Blog: The risks of an uneven economic recovery in an unequal world (COVID-19)
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world’s most vulnerable populations through lost lives, health, jobs, incomes, assets, and education. The World Bank’s High-Frequency Phone Surveys (HFPS) help identify the main fault lines along which the pandemic’s unequal impacts are emerging in developing countries. The pandemic intensified inequalities between higher-income and lower-income countries, men and women, and workers from different groups. The world must now turn its attention to the risks of an uneven economic recovery and the long-term threat it poses to social mobility and inequality.
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