The global insurance protection gap, or the gap between economic losses and those that are insured, widened in 2020 as pandemic related effects drove global macroeconomic resilience to decline by 18%, according to a measure by reinsurance firm Swiss Re.
Swiss Re Institute has published its Resilience Index, which shows that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced global macroeconomic resilience by close to a fifth in 2020.
Global economic growth is expected to recover strongly in 2021, after the pandemic-induced recession in 2020, thee reinsurance firm said, which it expects will help to build macroeconomic resilience again.
However, Swiss Re warns that “there will not be a return to pre-COVID-19 levels of resilience in 2021.”
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