A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Обзор доклада Конференции ООН по торговле и развитию (ЮНКТАД) о влиянии пандемии COVID-19 на экономику развивающихся стран

Anticrisis plan: global best practices — a dedicated web portal of the Roscongress Foundation — and the ROSCONGRESS.ORG Information and Analytical System have published a summary of the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economies of developing countries.

‘The Covid-19 Shock to Developing Countries: Towards a «whatever it takes» programme for the two-thirds of the world’s population being left behind’ states that in 2020 the global economy will fall into recession. The loss of global income is expected to reach trillions of US dollars due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Developing economies will find themselves in serious trouble, with potential exception of India and China. UNCTAD estimates financial deficit in developing countries in the next two years to reach USD 2–3 trillion. According to UNCTAD, the economic shock hit developing countries at an unprecedented rate, even by standards of the global economic crisis of 2008.

Since two-thirds of the world’s population live in developing countries and face unprecedented economic loss as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN calls for economic rescue packages worth USD 2.5 trillion to help those countries. In the face of the upcoming financial crisis, UNCTAD proposes a four-point recovery plan that includes injecting USD 1 trillion in developing countries with the most vulnerable economy; debt relief programmes for the world’s poorest economies; capital controls; and Marshall Plan for Health Recovery worth 500 USD billion financed through missing Official Development Assistance (ODA). This aid has been long promised by donor countries that failed to deliver on their commitments.

Anticrisis plan: global best practices is a dedicated web portal launched by the Roscongress Foundation. It is meant to consolidate existing support measures for businesses and general public during the spread of coronavirus, as well as plans to restore economies after the pandemic is over. This project offers daily updates on federal and regional measures in Russia and abroad, as well as noteworthy business practices and grassroot initiatives.

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