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Joseph M. Chan

Joseph M. Chan

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Joseph Man Chan is Professor of Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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    Does Pandemic Debt Relief Work?

    Anne O. Krueger

    Rather than pursue more debt relief to help the developing world weather the COVID-19 crisis, rich countries should provide pandemic-related necessities directly. Debt relief is so imprecise a mechanism that it is as likely to benefit private-sector creditors as it is to help the poor.

    points to a number of flaws in the prevailing strategy for supporting poor countries through the crisis.
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    England’s Lockdown Lessons

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Although some remain inclined to point the finger at the UK government’s missteps in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, the explanation for its evolving approach is more complex. It also holds important lessons for managing future crises.

    argues that the UK government’s evolving response to the pandemic holds important lessons for future crises.

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