Asia-pacific Region Is Considering K-shaped Economic Recovery: UNESCAP Report

According to a United Nations (UNESCAP) report released on 31st march 2021, the Asia-pacific region including India gazing up to its eyes on a “K-shaped” recovery of worldwide economy with the COVID-19 pandemic dealing with persistent growth error plans, and unprotected groups getting additionally degraded in the post-pandemic period.

The report named Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021: Towards post-covid 19 resilient economies, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) issued a statement saying that several factors can extend the pandemic-instigated dangers across and within the nations.

As per the report, the unbalanced spread out of the vaccines, the inordinate impact of the pandemic on poor and exposed groups, as well as the restricted fiscal response of the developing nations are likely to extend the pandemic threat. In case of a K-shaped recovery, various areas and funding groups of an economy recover at various paces, along with the highly-exposed sections which experienced different impacts, taking more time to come out from the sudden shock of the pandemic-prompted recession.

The report further said, “The poor and exposed groups were inadequately affected, resulting in a flood of poverty and more broadened inequality holes. It is estimated by UNESCAP that an extra 89 million people in the area could have been pushed back into the outrageous poverty at the $1.90 per day threshold, eliminating years of achievement in poverty decrement. ”

ESCAP has estimated the Indian economy to develop at 7% in 2021 against a diminution of  7.7% in the preceding year.

As per the report, “Despite a measurable decrease in fresh COVID-19 cases and the initiation of the vaccine spread out, the economical results of India 2021 are likely to be constant below the 2019 level. Meanwhile, keeping up the low borrowing costs while maintaining non-performing loans in check would be a complex task. ”

According to the report, India entered the global pandemic with the dejected gross domestic product (GDP) development and investment.

The report said, “Experiencing one of the most rigid lockdowns in the world, the economic interruptions that the nation has faced were imposed in the second quarter of 2020. The ensuing change in the lockdown policies and achievement in decreasing infection rates aided an appreciable economic movement in the third quarter. However, the recovery speed moderated in the fourth quarter with predicted year-on-year development still not near. ”


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