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World Bank Group Research Newsletter (February 2021) (English)

The February newsletter documents the costs of the pandemic and the policies that have attempted to shield populations from its worst impacts. Research highlights include estimates of years of lost life and additional years of extreme poverty, impacts on businesses, who can and who cannot work from home and implications for inequality, and policies to counteract the pandemic, including an assessment of Ethiopia’s social protection program and measures to support the financial sector, and more.


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    World Bank Group Research Newsletter (February 2021)

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    mobile money; social protection program; propensity score matching; school-age child; value-added services; demand for service; beneficiary household; land and poverty; safety net program; gross domestic product; labor market analysis; banking sector performance; bank stock prices; total welfare cost; cash transfer program; global economic recovery; household food security; international financial institution; recent work; public loan; Labor Law; development policy; extreme poverty; international flow; natural disaster; welfare costs; private capital; digital infrastructure; public capital; Learning and Innovation Credit; lower tax; temporary contract; financial technology; payroll accounts; factory worker; social media; financial inclusion; personal interaction; consumer demand; causal effect; empirical approaches; liquidity support; economic crisis; tax records; poor household; remote area; cut spending; agricultural input; health vulnerability; medium firms; Financial Sector; cross-country regression; payment system; several factors; corporate tax; government support; household size; global economy; refugee population; household level; infection data; international refugees; firm exit; corporate sector; tax revenue



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World Bank Group Research Newsletter (February 2021) (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.