COVID-19 has plunged the global economy into crisis. Green fiscal policies (GFP) can play a key role in shaping the recovery. As governments are devising green fiscal stimulus policies, they must look to maximize short-term growth and employment effects, but they have also a lever in hand to steer economies to a green and fair transition. The collapse of the oil price has created a window of opportunity for carbon taxes and fossil fuel subsidy reform to mobilise revenue and drive low-carbon development. Green budgeting can rationalise inefficient expenditures and align spending with sustainability. In developing countries with limited fiscal space, GFP can be part of a sustainable solution.
Environmentally sustainable post-COVID-19 spending in Latin America and the Caribbean lags behind the rest of the world, according to a new platform co-developed by the University of Oxford that showcases real-time data from 33 countries.
Southeast Asia’s economy is set to lose trillions over the next 50 years if it does not significantly reduce its carbon emissions, a Deloitte report found.
External Debt In Small Island Developing States: One-year into the COVID-19 crisis, where do we stand? (OECD Report)
Debt challenges, exacerbated by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, are not homogeneous across SIDS.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us all to re-think the status quo, opening the door for sustained investments in nature and Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to
As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenge now is to ensure a consistent, fair economic recovery. The World Economic Forum brought together
This How to Note discusses how countries should manage public investments to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and similar crises. It provides countries with guidance on making efficient use of public investment to support economic recovery on three different capacity levels: basic, medium, and advanced.
This policy brief: (i) highlights the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across SIDS; (ii) provides an overview of the support delivered by development co-operation providers to face the crisis; and (iii) provides suggestions to ensure that international support can lead to a fast and sustainable recovery in SIDS: a ‘blue’ recovery.
Strict lockdowns across the globe in response to the COVID-19 crisis have led to severe economic consequences. Compared to 2019, the global GDP in 2020