The question arises as to what support we offer, as high income countries, so that low and middle income countries can cope with this crisis and future ones.
WSM supports the European Climate & Jobs Pact and its three solutions towards a brighter, greener future.
Much like the virus itself, news on COVID-19 and possible policy measures are spreading fast. Major institutions like the World Bank, the IMF and the ILO are scrambling to provide adequate support and policy advice.
Today, some 2 billion people work in the informal economy; more than 1.6 billion of them are affected by the lockdown, particularly in terms of income.
The work of journalists is regarded as an essential service during this emergency