Economic Brief: COVID-19 and Acceleration of Some Megatrends

Nov 2020; CAREC Institute

This economic brief focusses on some megatrends that are accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses briefly what new technologies have emerged globally, how these change the organization of supply chains and globalization, and how COVID-19 impacts these developments. It then looks at some indicators reflecting where the CAREC countries stand in the emerging new environment and what the challenges and policy implications are for CAREC countries.

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