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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
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IMF published this video item, entitled “Pandemic Plan for Recovery | Combating the Crisis Together” – below is their description.
IMF staff have developed a plan with the ambitious goal of vaccinating 60% of the world in a year. Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva makes the case that the $55 billion cost to do so, is dwarfed by $9 trillion in economic gains worldwide.
Vaccines are proving to be a powerful weapon against the Covid-19 pandemic. But unequal access to the vaccine is leading to a divergent recovery, where countries with a surplus are growing strongly while those without are falling behind.
Read the proposal here: http://ow.ly/652h50F4ISm
Blog: http://ow.ly/mX9A50F4J1BIMF YouTube Channel
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