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How countries are helping small businesses survive COVID-19

Scores of retail businesses have permanently closed in cities around the world since the Great Lockdown in the spring of 2020. Image: REUTERS/Lee Smith

Kazuko Shirono

Deputy Division Chief, The Financial Institutions Division of the Statistics Department of the IMF

Yingjie Fan

Project officer, IMF’s Statistics Department

Esha Chhabra

Economist, IMF’s Statistics Department

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How countries of differing incomes are supporting small businesses during COVID-19. Image: IMF's Financial Access COVID-19 Policy Tracker and IMF Staff Calculations.
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