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Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: Vera Songwe

United Nations Under Secretary General and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe, joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 in Africa and the international response. They will discuss lockdown exit strategies, debt standstills, and the how to ensure Africa's response to COVID-19 is gender responsive.

Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: In this series, CGD President Masood Ahmed discusses the economic and development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with policymakers and thought-leaders in the development community. They cover a variety of topics ranging from the adoption of pandemic response strategies for low-income and fragile countries, to how best the international community can help governments, to private sector impact and how DFIs can help.

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