How can we protect the world’s poor from coronavirus and its economic effects?

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Erik Berglof

Director, Institute of Global Affairs, School of Public Policy, London School of Economics & Political Sciences

Gordon Brown

United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education; Chair, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown

Helen E. Clark

Chair of the Lancet Countdown High-Level Advisory Board, The Lancet Countdown High-Level Advisory Board

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)


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COVID-19 could push half a billion people into poverty. Image: Statista
Same Diop, a taxi driver who says is unable to shuttle passengers between Touba and Dakar and struggling to support his family due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, holds out his identity card as he begs on the street in the holy city of Touba, Senegal June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra - RC2W1H94R065
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