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Presentación del reporte de la OCDE: Mejorar el desempeño económico y el bienestar en Chile
The economic repercussions are stark. Global GDP will decline by 4.5% this year, and while we estimate that the global economy will pick up by an average rate of around 5% in 2021, many OECD countries will not return to their pre-crisis growth rates until the end of 2021 or in 2022.
The COVID-19 crisis is having an enormous impact. According to our latest analyses, global GDP will fall by 4.5% in 2020, before growing by 5% in 2021.
Son tiempos muy difíciles para todos nuestros países miembros. La crisis del COVID-19 nos está planteando desafíos enormes en todas las áreas de las políticas públicas. También está poniendo en evidencia las enormes ventajas de la transformación digital y la gran importancia de la conectividad.
People used to think that caring for our ocean was about saving some distant endangered species. But the speed and global reach of the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that humans are not infallible. The ocean crisis risks harming our ecosystems, our food supply, our very existence.
The 6% decline in global GDP that we project for 2020 in our most recent Economic Outlook is larger than any other decline in the 60 years of OECD’s existence. And in case of a second wave of infections, global GDP could decline by more than 7.5%.
The OECD’s latest Economic Outlook projects a drop in global GDP growth of 6 percent in 2020, which could rise to 7.6 percent in case of a second wave of broad-based confinement measures. The impact on unemployment has exploded throughout the world.
The launch of this Economic Survey takes place against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic. In Slovenia, the pandemic created a health crisis that was dealt with effectively by the health sector and the government’s confinement measures. The pandemic also halted one of the best economic performances in the OECD, leading to a slump, as in other countries.
In this challenging context, I would like to first congratulate the Costa Rican authorities for the innovative measures adopted to respond to the pandemic and to protect the most vulnerable. For instance, Bono Proteger, a cash transfer programme aimed to support informal, self-employed workers, as well as those who have lost their jobs, has proved a key measure to support those most in need.
Throughout this crisis, I have stressed that the choice between health and the economy is a false dilemma. Another false dilemma is the choice between a vigorous recovery and sustainability. We must pursue both objectives together.