|Even as the wealthiest nations begin to enjoy a return to prosperity and a semblance of normality, the pandemic continues to ravage the poorest countries||For many EMDEs, renewed COVID-19 surges and limited vaccination have contributed to downward revisions to growth|
|Global growth in 2021 is projected to be more robust than previously envisioned||Rapid vaccination progress has contributed to forecast upgrades in many countries; however, this is concentrated primarily in advanced economies|
The Plan comes as countries seek sustainable pathways out of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
|The finds that a combination of well-defined domestic personal data protection measures with relative ease of cross-border movements appears to offer the most favorable environment for international trade in data-enabled services||The delivery of COVID-19 vaccines presents challenges unprecedented in scale, speed and specificities, especially in low- and middle-income countries|
|The greatest number of reforms introduced or amended laws affecting pay and parenthood||In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, IDA stands ready to work for Africa|
As trade in global digital services has increased dramatically in recent years, so have global data flows.4