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·     Forecasting recoveries is difficult: Evidence from past recessions (VOX CERP Policy Portal, 26 April 2020) 

·     Scaling up the COVID-19 crisis response now will avoid higher costs later (World Bank Blogs, 24 April 2020) 

·     The COVID-19 crisis: A wake-up call to strengthen social protection systems (ILO, 24 April 2020) 

·     G20 Labour Ministers step back from globally co-ordinated action plan to respond to Covid-19 social and economic crisis (ITUC/TUAC, 24 April 2020)

·     Cooperatives and wider SSE enterprises respond to COVID-19 disruptions, and government measures are being put in place (ILO, 24 April 2020) 

·     Cash help crucial for informal workers, says UN labour chief, stressing primacy of multilateralism (UN, 24 April 2020) 

·     DemocracyWatch: journalists and dissidents arrested in COVID crackdowns (openDemocracy, 24 April 2020)

·     Chemical sector unions respond to Covid-19 (IndustriALL, 24 April 2020)

·     COVID-19 will hit the poor hardest. Here’s what we can do about it (World Bank Blogs, 23 April 2020) 

·     Human rights ‘uplift everyone’; must guide COVID-19 recovery response, says UN chief (UN, 23 April 2020)

·     World Bank predicts sharpest decline of remittances in recent history (World Bank, 22 April 2020)

·     G20 Labor and Employment Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 (ITUC, 23 April 2020)

·     Foreign-born healthcare workers risk their lives in Western countries for victims of a virus that does not discriminate according to colour, religion (The Jordan Times, 23 April 2020)

·     Multilateralism, SDGs and COVID-19: What role for workers’ organisations? (ILO ACTRAV, 22 April 2020)

·     COVID-19: Action in the Global Garment Industry (ILO, 22 April 2020) 

·     Global food retailers sign landmark Declaration with UNI to tackle Covid-19, others should follow (UNI, 22 April 2020)

·     Rights must be on the agenda as G20 agriculture ministers meet! (IUF, 22 April 2020)

·     WTO must stop negotiations on new trade deals and focus on access to medicine and saving lives! (IUF, 22 April 2020)

·     Abandoned at sea in the midst of a pandemic (ITF, 22 April 2020)

·     ITUC-AP Survey: Government Responses to COVID-19 (ITUC-AP, 22 April 2020) 

·     Economic Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis – by John Evans (TUAC, 20 April 2020) 

·     First case related to Covid-19 under the MNE Guidelines (TUAC, 20 April 2020) 

·     ADB’s $20 billion COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Frequently Asked Questions (ADB, 20 April 2020) 

·     Asia-Pacific virus bill could hit US2tn (Taipei Times, 20 April 2020) 

·     Covid-19 Tracker: Which Brands Are Acting Responsibly toward Suppliers and Garment Workers? (WRC, 18 April 2020)

·     Amazon Workers Around the World Stand Up to Bezos (UNI, 18 April 2020)

·     We cannot let domestic violence accompany the spread of COVID-19 (IUF, 18 April 2020)

·     Factbox: IMF, World Bank disburse funds to help countries battle pandemic (Reuters, 18 April 2020) 

·     Coronavirus economics: Debt-laden countries at risk, as financial markets screech to a halt (UN, 17 April 2020) 

·     IMF and World Bank take steps to contain pandemic and reduce debt burdens, but fall short of an equitable plan for reconstruction (ITUC, 17 April 2020)

·     ITUC May 1st Statement - One World: Jobs, Incomes, Social Protection (ITUC, 17 April 2020)

·     Joint Statement on the Global Response to COVID-19 (ITUC, 17 April 2020)

·     COVID-19 responses must be built on human solidarity, ILO tells World Bank/IMF (ILO, 17 April 2020) 

·     COVID-19: What role for workers’ organisations? (ILO, 17 April 2020)

·     Prevention and Mitigation of COVID-19 at Work Action Checklist (ILO, 16 April 2020) 

·     IMFC urges use of all policy tools to defeat the pandemic: Communique of the Forty First of the IMFC (IMF, 16 April 2020) 

·     ITUC Global COVID-19 Survey: 30 March - 2 April 2020 - Key Findings for Commonwealth Countries (ITUC, 16 April 2020)

·     World Bank prices a Euro 3 billion 8-year benchmark to support programs in member countries (World Bank, 16 April 2020)

·     The economic impact of COVID-19 on South Asia: 3 Visuals (World Bank, 16 April 2020) 

·     G20 agrees debt relief for low income nations (FT, 16 April 2020)

·     COVID-19 Pandemic and the Asia - Pacific Region: Lowest Growth since the 1960s (IMF, 15 April 2020) 

·     World Bank raises record-breaking USD8 billion from global investors support its member countries (World Bank, 15 April 2020)


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