The International Debt Statistics (IDS) 2022 report features external debt statistics and analysis for the 123 low- and middle-income countries that report to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System (DRS). It is part of a series that supports the World Bank’s broader agenda on debt transparency. Every year the IDS publication continues to improve data quality and coverage to promote the comprehensive disclosure of public and publicly guaranteed debt of low- and middle-income countries.
Global growth is set to reach 5.6 percent in 2021, the strongest post-recession pace in 80 years, yet the recovery is expected to be highly unequal within and across countries. Additionally, the pandemic has amplified existing social and economic gaps. Can inclusive growth be sustained during and after this crisis? Watch the replay.
This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group that were published in the World Bank’s Policy Research Working Paper Series. This entry introduces seven papers published from October 1 to October 15 on various topics, including COVID-19, immigration, capital flows and others. Here are the highlights of select findings.