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China’s Digital Dividend

February 6, 2019/IMFBlog By Longmei Zhang and Sally Chen Digitalization has created millions of new jobs in China, accounting for between one-third and one-half of employment growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Our Chart of the Week shows employment in two sectors: information and communications technology (ICT) and retailing. ICT […]

Major Bridge Linking Gambia to Senegal Ushers in New Era of Connectivity

January 26, 2019/AfDB Cars, trucks and pedestrians plied the new bridge linking the Gambia and Senegal Thursday, ushering in a new era of connectivity and integration for the two West African nations. The bridge is a safer, quicker, and alternative route to the risky ferry crossing or the long detour […]

Three Steps to Avert A Debt Crisis

January 18, 2019/IMFBlog By Martin Mühleisen and Mark Flanagan There has been much public discussion of the debt sustainability of a handful of high-risk countries. However, the burden of public debt is a growing problem across the globe. In advanced countries, public debt is at levels not seen since the […]