IMF commends govt for COVID-19 response, stable cedi

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the Ghanaian government for its proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic which mitigated its economic impact but contributed to a record fiscal deficit and increased public debt vulnerabilities. The IMF executive board also noted that the cedi has remained stable against the US dollar within this period. In its 2021[…..]

COVID-19 pandemic transforms trade ecosystem for women

When COVID-19 lockdowns started and borders closed in March 2020, Euphrosine saw her sales of avocado oil plummet in Rwanda. So she created an online shop on her company’s website to continue selling her products. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on livelihoods, businesses and trade in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have been particularly pronounced. According to[…..]