Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people have to practice social distancing and stay at home to prevent the spread of the disease. Traditional businesses are losing the means of direct contact with their clients, and with it — revenues. At the same time, businesses see a lot of new opportunities associated with online services. The current situation in global economy calls for constant monitoring and prompts experts all over the world to search for ways to overcome the crisis. Amid high uncertainty, authorities are striving to choose management decisions that could reduce adverse consequences, minimize economic losses, and provide timely support for businesses and the public.
The Roscongress Foundation launched a special section which will feature expert opinions, analytics, propositions, and case studies about possible ways to stabilize the economy during the pandemic.
The publication by the credit rating agency Expert RA assesses the current state of the SME lending market in Russia as of the year end 2020 and explores its prospects for 2021. The study is based on official Bank of Russia statistics and on the results of a survey of banks.
The Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World report was produced by the United States National Intelligence Council for the incoming US president. The report assesses global trends over a time horizon of fifteen years.
In the report published in the run-up to World Childrens Day 2020, UNICEF calls for averting a lost generation as COVID-19 threatens to cause irreversible harm to childrens education, nutrition and wellbeing.