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A world recovery fund to overcome developing countries’ post-covid debt woes? (Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Brugel)

Read the full policy brief prepared for the International Finance Task Force of the Think20 (T20), the official engagement group of the G20. A world recovery fund to overcome developing countries’ post-covid debt woes? | Bruegel

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Clean Energy Investment/Developing Economies – 5 ways to boost clean energy investment in developing economies (Bradley Handler, Morgan Bazilian, Michael Hayes, WEF)

Achieving a net-zero energy future in developing economies is going to require trillions of dollars of private investment. Many obstacles remain in the way of this much-needed finance, however. Here are 5 ways policy-makers can smooth over these obstacles and get things moving. 5 ways to boost clean energy investment in developing countries | World […]

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Emerging Economies – Three Warnings for Emerging Economies (Kaushik Basu, Project-Syndicate)

The most recent World Bank outlook for emerging markets and developing economies is especially significant because of the cautionary messages it contains. Whereas rich countries appear set to return to or even exceed their pre-pandemic growth rates, the developing world’s prospects are more mixed. Three Warnings for Emerging Economies by Kaushik Basu – Project Syndicate […]

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Emerging Economies/Europe – Emerging economies share ‘grave concern’ over EU plans for a carbon border levy (Euractiv)

Joe Lo European Union plans to impose taxes on carbon at its border are “discriminatory” and unfair to developing nations, ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China have warned. EURACTIV’s media partner Climate Home News reports.

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(Credit Scoring/Financial Inclusion/Emerging Economies) This new approach to credit scoring is accelerating financial inclusion in emerging economies (Vira Widiyasari, Herman Widjaja, WEF)

An alternative form of credit scoring is being used successfully in emerging markets as data on consumer consumption is rich because e-commerce is widespread. The new scoring (ACS) works with artificial intelligence and social media, instead of paper-based scoring methods that depend on consumers having a bank account. ACS ultimately leads to higher financial inclusion. […]