COVID-19 and Rising Inequality
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised global income inequality, both within and between countries, setting back progress by a decade or more. Vulnerable groups, including low-income people, youth, women, and informal workers, have faced particularly severe job and income losses. Without a forceful policy response, there is a risk that higher inequality will become entrenched. Support from the global community is essential to expedite a return to an inclusive and sustainable recovery.
Join World Bank Managing Director Mari Pangestu and a distinguished panel of experts as they discuss the latest findings on inequality from the January 2022 Global Economic Prospects report, and implications for countries and the global community.
- Mari PangestuManaging Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank@Mari_Pangestu
- Alejandra BoteroDirector General, Department of Planning, Colombia@aleboterob
- Branko MilanovicPresidential Professor, City University of New York@BrankoMilan
- Sofía Sprechmann SineiroSecretary General, CARE International