Pandemic sets Pacific back 10 years, $9 billion needed for recovery

By Sapeer Mayron 08 December 2020, 10:00PM

A new research has found that Samoa and the Pacific needs nearly $9 billion to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. What's alarming is that the research found the region may not be back on its feet for a decade.

In a new policy brief, researchers, Roland Rajah and Alexandre Dayant suggest the region will need at least US$3.5 billion (T$8.9 billion) in donor support.

By Sapeer Mayron 08 December 2020, 10:00PM

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