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The Poverty Podcast
10 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
The Distributional Impacts of Trade
Global trade will play a critical role in driving economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the flow of food, medical supplies, and vaccines, and contributing to poverty reduction. But policies must be in place to ensure that gains from trade are spread across regions, industries, and workers in developing countries.
13 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
COVID-19 High Frequency Monitoring Dashboard
This episode looks at the World Bank’s high-frequency monitoring dashboard, which was created to track the impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries. When the world was hit by the COVID crisis, the World Bank and partners started a big initiative of doing surveys by phone – while also making those numbers publicly available. This effort is ongoing and the goal is to do the phone surveys in more than 100 countries.
10 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Reversals of Fortune
On today’s episode we’ll be looking at extreme poverty around the globe through the lens of the Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report, produced by the World Bank every two years. This year, poverty economists faced an important challenge when tallying numbers, accomplishments and downfalls in the development scenario: COVID-19.
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