Financial stimulus policies are driving economic growth, but not all economies are recovering at the same speed.
It may take years for much of the world to match the U.S. and China, where bigger vaccine rollouts have sped up economic recovery.
For the world's poorest, the pandemic has exacerbated their situation.
That means fewer jobs and more debt. And the U.S. may be in for even worse.
Capital has fled emerging markets on a massive scale. Currencies are down, debt burdens are rising and people are falling into poverty.
IMF economists talked to epidemiologists and tried to estimate how much COVID-19 restrictions will affect the economy.
The IMF had a call with 189 member countries Tuesday to discuss a coordinated response to COVID-19.
0.8% may not sound like a lot, but on a global scale, it's different.
"Both sides should sit down and talk more," says David Lipton of the International Monetary Fund.
A conversation with the IMF's chief economist about the lowest global growth rate since the financial crisis.