48% of impoverished people today live in fragile and conflict-affected states, and the number is increasing. COVID-19 has the potential to make the situation even worse. What can countries and global institutions do to stem this tide and improve stability?


  • H.E. Mr. Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the World Trade Organization
  • Luisa Bernal, Policy Specialist, United Nations Development Programme
  • Paul Brenton, Lead Economist, World Bank Group


  • Deanna Ramsay, Managing Editor, Trade for Development News by EIF

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