The coronavirus pandemic is upending society in ways that would have been hard to imagine just a few weeks ago. First and foremost a health emergency, COVID-19 has also hit economies like a global tsunami, closing national borders, shuttering factories, slashing consumer demand and slowing global trade. Workers and small businesses are bearing the brunt of the economic fallout. With the pandemic triggering a global economic slowdown, leaders are searching for ways to stabilize impacted industries and shore up their economies. The decisions they make now will have long-lasting effects, so they must choose wisely.

WRI economists and policy experts share lessons from previous economic stimulus packages, highlighting opportunities for “shovel-ready,” job-creating, high-efficiency, low-carbon infrastructure in China, United States, Africa and elsewhere

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