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Five of the speakers at the Bank for the World event
Blog Post

On October 8, CGD held an event with the governments of Germany & Norway that asked: how can the World Bank better respond to global challenges like pandemic and climate risks? Explore high-level takeaways from some of the participants.

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Blog Post

As the world confronts the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, resources to assist developing countries recover and make the transition to a green and equitable future are scarce—scarcer than before the pandemic, given donors’ own budgetary constraints and the slowdown in global GDP growth. If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that whatever public financing is available must be used well.

An image of the White House in Washington DC
Blog Post

Right now, it is very difficult for women fleeing violence to seek asylum at US border. Title 42, an unfounded public health order prohibiting the entry of asylum seekers due to COVID-19, ensures that effectively anyone who attempts to cross the border without a visa can be immediately expelled. This standard is arbitrarily applied, given that the United States has now granted tourists standard entry procedure, allowing them to cross the border. Only people who enter the country to seek asylum are subject to Title 42 expulsions under the guise of a public health justification.

Event

Curbing the pandemic while protecting access to essential health services requires an ample supply of vaccine, a functioning, well-funded delivery system, and careful planning.