|At a factory in Chongqing, China. Photo: Xinhua/VNA
Following a strong rebound in 2021, the global economy is entering a pronounced slowdown amid fresh threats from COVID-19 variants and a rise in inflation, debt, and income inequality that could endanger the recovery in emerging and developing economies, the report said.
In emerging and developing economies, growth is expected to drop from 6.3% in 2021 to 4.6% in 2022 and 4.4% in 2023.
Meanwhile, rising inflation—which hits low-income workers particularly hard—is constraining monetary policy. Globally and in advanced economies, inflation is running at the highest rates since 2008. In emerging markets and developing economies, inflation has reached the highest rates since 2011, according to the World Bank.