At your service? Developing economies bet on service industries for growth

Manufacturing has been the surest way for low- and middle-income economies to reduce poverty and create good jobs. But developing nations have increasingly been redirecting their focus to the services sector to catch up with their developed counterparts.

Will the shift work?

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The evolving labor market impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries

Even a year and a half after lockdowns started to go into effect, it’s difficult to get a clear 9_20_women_in_front_of_a_computerpicture of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Global South. Face-to-face data collection has been suspended in most of the world due to health concerns, making it difficult to obtain reliable information. The little we do know, though, is very sobering.

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