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Flattening the COVID-19 curve in developing countries

Developing countries lack the fiscal resources to mitigate the effects of a COVID-19-induced recession. The economic fallout could be a catastrophe.

In a major shift in world poverty, the largest numbers of the poorest people aren’t in the poorest countries anymore; instead they make up the socioeconomic underclasses in nations that have recently achieved middle-income status. That means the most effective way to help those people, according to Center for International Development (CID) researchers at EPOD and the Building State Capability (BSC) program, is engaging with national, state, and local officials.

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