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Media on the effect of COVID-19 to the extreme poor with data from UNU-WIDER

The global economy might be showing signs of recovering from the pandemic, but the impacts have been worst felt by the most vulnerable and recovery will be slow. 

In a feature story by local Finnish news service Yle, UNU-WIDER Director, Kunal Sen, was interviewed on the effects of COVID-19, providing insight on the impact in low-income countries and to the poor. He speaks to the debt burden in Africa and the undoing of progress towards the SDGs, especially given the increase in extreme poverty and inequality. However, he also comments on the options available to learn from the pandemic, especially with regard to the treatment and conditions of informal workers. 

Read the full story on (in Finnish) 

Learn more about UNU-WIDER’s work on COVID-19 here, and read more on our project on transforming informal work and livelihoods here.