Warnings signs for emerging economies
The most recent World Bank outlook for emerging markets and developing economies is especially significant because of the cautionary messages it contains. Whereas rich countries appear set to return to or even exceed their pre-pandemic growth rates, the developing world’s prospects are more mixed
The World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report, published twice a year, is the most important source for evaluating the current and future outlook for emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). The recently released June edition is especially significant because of the warnings it contains.
Someone reading this report too quickly could easily miss the bad news, because, as with all publications by international organizations, it comes sugar-coated. That is the responsible thing for the World Bank to do – avoid causing alarm. But policy-makers should heed the important cautionary messages buried in the text.