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Large compounding domestic impacts of COVID-19

• Crisis² - Exacerbates existing vulnerabilities • Natural disasters (Irma, Maria), macro-issues • Widespread loss of jobs and incomes – rural as much as urban areas • Disruptions in domestic food chains • Double sided impact (farmers and consumers); Perishables worst hit • Labor and agricultural input shortages • Vulnerability due to high dependence on food imports, and exports • Large currency depreciations; demand collapse in importing countries • SIDS are particular risk – highly concentrated in a few exportables

April 15, 2021


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