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Macro-economic policy for a rainbow recovery

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  • Andrea Ordóñez


    Director, Southern Voice

  • Professor Dirk Willem te Velde


    Principal Research Fellow and Director, International Economic Development Group, ODI

  • Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya


    Founding Chair, Southern Voice and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue

  • Dr. Robert Koopman


    Chief Economist, World Trade Organization

  • Dr. Jose Gabriel Castillo


    Vice Minister, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Ecuador

  • Sherillyn Raga


    Senior Research Officer, International Economic Development Group, ODI

  • Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja


    Senior Research Associate, ODI, Member Monetary Policy Consultative Committee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore


The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been highly unequal, with low and middle countries suffering the most severe and sustained effects, albeit in widely differing ways in different countries. While the lack of vaccines has played a significant role, the design and implementation of appropriate macro-economic policies is also a factor.

As policy makers convene for the UN General Assembly and Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF this autumn, it is essential that decisions are informed by the experiences of those in the most vulnerable economies. A sustainable recovery from the pandemic will only succeed if it is genuinely inclusive and supportive of all sections of society.

In partnership with Southern Voice, ODI will convene researchers and government officials from the Global South, alongside representatives from international institutions, to discuss how to drive forward this ‘rainbow recovery’, which is transformative, green and inclusive. Drawing on multi-country research findings, we will focus on the interplay between fiscal, monetary and trade policies to inform global responses in the coming years.

  • Shaping the macro-economy in response to COVID-19 methodology paper

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