Posts Tagged ‘office’

How to budget for COVID-19 response?

The COVID-19 pandemic requires sufficient public funding to ensure a comprehensive response. Reprioritizing public spending toward bolstering the economy and the health system requires timely action from government leaders and a supportive public finance environment. Highly-affected countries have taken various approaches to budgetary allocation, depending on their public financial management (PFM) and regulatory systems. Adjustments are required on the revenue side of budgets (e.g. loans) to account for these new economic and fiscal constraints. Quick decision-making on the expenditure side is also needed. That will be the focus of this blog. Every country must develop specific processes for allocating budget funds to the response. To inform budgetary response in countries where the pandemic may spread in the near future, a summary of observed budgetary practices in some highly-affected countries is provided below.

Can ‘mood ring’ sensors warn before bridges fail?

Scientists are working with “mood ring” materials as a potential way to minimize and mitigate […]

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A Short History of Contested Presidential Elections

Noting that one candidate has been claiming the upcoming U.S. presidential vote is ‘rigged,’ our Washington-based blogger takes a look at the ways that past presidential elections have been less than clear-cut, and that ways in which the system bent to accommodate a peaceful transfer of power.

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