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IMF’s Christine Lagarde to visit Senegal’s readiness ‘for a more diversified economy’

16 Jan
Ms Lagarde (Pic Telegraph UK)

Ms Lagarde (Pic Telegraph UK)

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde, will visit Senegal from January 29-31, 2015 to meet with policymakers and other representatives of society in the country. Continue reading

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Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone: World Bank reports point to declines in employment, food insecurity, and long-term welfare concerns

13 Jan

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone are far-reaching and persistent, according to two new World Bank Group reports. Both countries continue to experience job losses, despite their differing health outlooks. These impacts have not been limited to the areas where infections have been the highest, which points to economy-wide slowdowns. As a result, many households have been forced to take short-term actions to cope, which can have substantial long-term effects on welfare. Continue reading

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