COVID-19 Economic and Infrastructure Insights
COVID-19 came as shock in early 2020 and has since resulted in many disruptions to the global economy. While China was initially the most affected, many countries have also been facing major outbreaks and economic disruptions since late February and March 2020. There will be significant implications for infrastructure development and financing markets, both in the near term and long term.
In this section, we present AIIB’s latest analyses that examine the effect this crisis is likely to have on infrastructure investment and finance. This is to help stakeholders identify possible ways forward, taking into account how governments, financial institutions, and MDBs like AIIB can respond with adaptability and flexibility. We shall continue to add to these studies as we continue to examine relevant data and assess the ever-changing situation.
AIIB remains committed to working with its partners through this crisis and beyond and to invest sufficiently in order to promote the economic and social development of its members.
Latest Analyses and Insights:
- First Came Cancellations, Then Came Stimulus Tracking Infrastructure Sentiments Through COVID-19 Using (Big) Textual Data (May 29, 2020)
- COVID-19, Infrastructure and Women (May 20, 2020)
- ESG: Safe Haven in Times of Crises? (May 19, 2020)
- Unequal Disruptions: The Digital Divide During COVID-19 (May 7, 2020)
- Bringing E-Commerce to High Speed via Good Ground Infrastructure and Logistics (April 30, 2020)
- Historic Low Oil Prices—Not an Immediate Threat to Renewables, But World Must Not Lose Green Momentum (April 23, 2020)
- Bond Rush (April 16, 2020)
- Airport Infrastructure—Facing Delays but Can Recover (April 15, 2020)
- China’s Economy Recovering; Global COVID-19 Efforts Needed (April 10, 2020)
- Avoiding Protectionism During a Pandemic: Countries Need to Adapt, Work Together (April 3, 2020)
- Background Document: Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Its Implications for Infrastructure Priorities (March 25, 2020)