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June 2, 2020

What have been the main economic impacts and responses of governments to the COVID-19 crisis? Why have these differed between advanced and developing countries? In the following note, Policy Shift will analyze the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic as well as the common economic responses from governments, mainly based on podcasts and online conversations from different economists and int...

February 18, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week’s theme deals with political and economic global risks in 2020. 

IHS Markit, which is a leading source of critical information, published its top ten economic predictions for 2020. On January 28, 2020, the group also organized the Economics and Country Risk European...

November 18, 2015

In 1991, the city of Medellin’s homicide rate had reached one of the highest in the world at 381 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. By 2014, this number had fallen to 27 out of 100,000. How did the city achieve such an extreme turnaround? What public policies were enacted to enable such a transformation? And what can be learned from this initiative? With public insecurity increasingly becoming a c...

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