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Global Economic Prospects June 2020 – Chapter 1: Pandemic, recession: the Global Economy in crisis

Global Economic Prospects June 2020 – Chapter 1: Pandemic, recession: the Global Economy in crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has, with alarming speed, delivered a global economic shock of enormous magnitude, leading to steep recessions in many countries. The baseline forecast envisions a 5.2 percent contraction in global GDP in 2020—the deepest global recession in eight decades, despite unprecedented policy support. Per capita incomes in the vast majority of emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) are expected to shrink this year, tipping many millions back into poverty.[…]