The global economy is strengthening as it emerges from the deepest global recession since World War II. But its robust rebound in 2021 is expected to be markedly uneven.

Justin-Damien Guénette |

My first trip since the start of the pandemic was both productive and informative in equal measure. Ahead of the in-person G7 Finance Meetings in London, I first stopped in Helsinki and Moscow for…

David Malpass |

The global economy is set to expand 5.6 percent in 2021—its strongest post-recession pace in 80 years.

Collette Wheeler |

An uneven global economic recovery in 2021 promises to invert a longstanding principle of success and failure

Caroline Miranda, Fernando Blanco, Tatiana Nenova |

Depending on the spread or containment of COVID-19, the pace of vaccine dissemination over the next two years, and the level of global financial stress, three alternative outcomes to the baseline…

Justin-Damien Guénette |

After a sharp slowdown to 0.9% in 2020, output in East Asia and Pacific is projected to expand 7.4% in 2021, to a level still around 3 percent below pre-pandemic projections. The pandemic is…

Ekaterine T. Vashakmadze |

The COVID-19-related global recession and economic policy response have triggered a surge in debt levels in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs). Coming on top of a surge in global…

Peter Nagle, Naotaka Sugawara |

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions in the global economy. These are likely to deepen the expected slowdown in potential growth over the next decade, unless policies take a major…

Franziska Ohnsorge, Naotaka Sugawara |

Following the devastating health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, the global economy appears to be emerging from one of its deepest recessions and beginning a subdued recovery.

David Malpass |

The global recovery, which has been dampened in the near term by a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, is expected to strengthen as vaccination proceeds and the pandemic is brought under control, and as…

Patrick Kirby, Collette Wheeler |