3 April 2020

IDB – 2020 Call for Proposals

    Announcement In response to the exceptional circumstances that the world and Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing, the 2020 Call for Proposals under the...
    2 April 2020

    WTO – ICC, WTO heads urge business dialogue to inform response to trade fallout from COVID-19

      WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo and International Chamber of Commerce Secretary-General John Denton issued on 2 April a joint statement calling for more dialogue with...
      1 April 2020

      EIF – Covid-19, Least developed countries and financial support

        What are international institutions pledging in the wake of the pandemic? The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a humanitarian disaster. Expectedly, its effects...
        1 April 2020

        ESCAP – Digital Resilience against COVID-19

          The rapid spread of COVID-19 has been causing cascading economic and social stress across the world. The production of goods and services has decreased in...
          1 April 2020

          UNCTAD – COVID-19 requires gender-equal responses to save economies

          The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not gender neutral, as it affects men and women differently. Therefore, we must not be gender blind in...
          27 March 2020

          ITC – Supporting small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis

            The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is causing a global health emergency, and a global economic slowdown. Trade, investment, growth, and employment are all affected and the...
            27 March 2020

            ITC – Different sector, different effect

              by Marion Jansen, Director, Division of Market Development, ITC; Valentina Rollo, Economist, ITC and Mauricio Torres Velasquez, Associate Programme Officer, ITC COVID-19 crisis heavily affects...
              27 March 2020

              African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

                Landmark transaction, largest US dollar denominated Social bond transaction to date in capital markets The African Development Bank (AAA) has raised an exceptional $3 billion...
                26 March 2020

                WTO – COVID-19 and world trade

                  The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented disruption to the global economy and world trade, as production and consumption are scaled back across the globe. One of the most effective...