UN economist: We need a post-war playbook for a post-COVID recovery

People walk past closed shops at the gold market street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in old Cairo, Egypt July 26, 2020. Picture taken July 26, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RC2O1I9EWBEJ

G20 governments have spent a whopping $7.6 trillion (and counting) on fiscal stimulus Image: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Maximo Torero
Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
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