Pandemic Preparedness and Response

How can we close inequality gaps in the global COVID-19 recovery?

A significantly more modest recovery from COVID-19 has been predicted in emerging market and developing economies. Image: REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Gita Gopinath

First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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these graphs are showing that the divergence between countries is deepening, driven by differences in vaccine availability and policy support
The gap is increasing. Image: IMF
this graph shows that close to 40% of the population in advanced economies have been fully vaccinated, compared to 11% in emerging market economies and just 1% in low-income developing countries
Lack of access to vaccines has lead to downgrades. Image: IMF

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this graph shows that while fiscal support in advanced economies continues, most measures in emerging markets and developing countries expired in 2022
Most people in developing countries are no longer receiving financial support after COVID-19. Image: IMF

graphs showing that pent-up demand and supply chain bottlenecks are putting upward pressure on prices, but inflation is expected to subside to pre-pandemic levels in most advanced economies
Some economies are facing inflation concerns. Image: IMF

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The changes experts are expecting to see. Image: IMF
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