This is how COVID-19 is worsening the gender gap, according to the IMF

Women are more likely than men to be employed in the informal sector, leaving them with little protection. Image: REUTERS/Ann Wang

Marina M. Tavares

Economist, International Monetary Fund

Cheng Hoon Lim

Assistant Director , Western Hemisphere Department of the IMF

Stefania Fabrizio

Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund


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