The IMF is responding to the policy challenges of a fast-changing global economy still reeling from the COVID-19 crisis: it is modernizing the way it provides its regular policy advice to member countries—a process known as surveillance. In the future, the IMF will systematically integrate in its analysis issues that have substantial macroeconomic impact such as inequality, climate change, and digital technology, so as to better deliver on its surveillance mandate and support member countries’ recovery from the crisis.View more
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At the first Chamber Global Forum, Deputy Managing Director Antoinette M. Sayeh shares perspectives on the multilateral approaches needed to solve critical global challenges.
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Moderated by Louis Marc Ducharme, the IMF’s Chief Statistician and Data Officer and STA Director, the panel will discuss how the IMF’s Climate Change Indicators Dashboard can contribute to statistical cooperation on climate change-related data and overcome challenges to integrate climate change into the overall macroeconomic statistics framework.View more
The IMF’s Jihad Azour joins the Brookings Doha Center’s Tarik Yousef for a discussion on the policies that MENA countries could put in place to protect public health, foster a green and inclusive recovery, and promote debt sustainability and financial resilience.
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Did you know that the IMF’s African Department was created 60 years ago, on May 1, 1961? To commemorate this anniversary, President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire will join Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva for a conversation on Monday, May 10, 2021.
President Ouattara, who is also a former Director of the African Department, and IMF Deputy Managing Director, will share his remarks on how the IMF and Africa have changed. He will also discuss how to set the stage for sub-Saharan Africa’s post-pandemic recovery.
Papa N’Diaye, chef de division au département Afrique du FMI, présente les grandes lignes des dernières Perspectives économiques régionales pour l’Afrique subsaharienne. Pour en savoir plus, consultez l’édition d’avril 2021 : http://ow.ly/mmTu50EoxQNView more
A conversation with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on the importance of policies that promote gender equality during the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, including policies to fully integrate women in the labor force.
With opening remarks by Kristalina Georgieva and Vitor Gaspar and short presentations by the authors and Alan Auerbach.
Kristalina Georgieva: Managing Director, IMF
Alan Auerbach: Professor, UC Berkeley; Director, Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance
Vitor Gaspar: Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
Victoria Perry: Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
Ruud De Mooij: Advisor, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
Alexander Klemm: Tax Policy Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
Join us for this live recording of The Sound of Economics podcast, where IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath and Bruegel Director Guntram Wolff will discuss the uneven recovery from the pandemic.
In the latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF warns that even though the global economy is on firmer ground, recoveries are diverging dangerously across and within countries, as economies with slower vaccine rollout, more limited policy support, and more reliance on tourism do less well.View more
While the strong response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region was critical to saving lives and cushioning the economic blow, the necessary measures, together with the pandemic’s economic impact, have exacerbated pre-existing debt vulnerabilities.
The IMF’s Jihad Azour, Jose Franco Medeiros de Morais, Amer Bisat, Elena Duggar, and Rafael Molina discuss these issues and more from the IMF’s recently published April 2021 Regional Economic Outlook (REO) Update: Middle East and Central Asia.
Read the full report at ow.ly/gMzG50ElHwT
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What are the socio-economic damages from climate change and key issues for African countries? Watch the lecture "Tackling Climate Change for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth".
The lecture is part of the Macroeconomics of Climate Change webinar organized by the Africa Training Institute and the African Union Commission.
To watch the entire webinar on Zoom, please register here: https://www.cvent.com/d/cjqr1mView more
Key policymakers and experts discuss the outlook for poverty and inequality in Latin America, and the policies that need to be adopted to make durable and sustainable progress in social outcomes. Deputy Managing Director Antoinette Monsio Sayeh gives her opening remarks and moderates the discussion.
Our latest Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa projects economic activity in the region to grow by 3.4% in 2021, after a decline of -1.9% in 2020, the slowest on record.
In this video, Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director of the IMF’s African Department gives an overview and discusses how to improve the outlook. Watch and read more in the April 2021 report at: https://imf.org/AfricaREO-apr21View more
A CSEP-IMF roundtable brings together international and India experts to discuss medium-term fiscal frameworks and their role in securing sustainable finances.View more
One-on-one conversation with Kristalina Georgieva and architect of the Paris Climate Accords, Christiana Figueres.
IMF European Department Director Alfred Kammer presents the latest Regional Economic Outlook and answers questions from the press.View more
What does the path to recovery look like in the Caucasus and Central Asia? What will be the impact of policy responses, underlying fragilities, and the race between the virus and vaccines? How can policies continue supporting the recovery in 2021, while balancing the need for debt sustainability and financial resilience?
The Financial Times’ Nastassia Astrasheuskaya moderates a discussion with Subir Lall, Natela Turnava, Timur Ishmetov, and Peter Burian on these issues and more from the IMF’s April 2021 Regional Economic Outlook (REO) Update: Middle East and Central Asia. They explore the challenges facing the region and ways in which policymakers can build forward better and accelerate the transition to more inclusive, resilient, and green economies.
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How can we best shape Europe’s future and support its recovery? Sam Fleming talks to IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva and EU Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni to get their views.View more
A press conference with Jonathan D. Ostry on our latest analysis of the #AsiaPacific economy. #IMFMeetingsView more
An in-depth conversation between the Governor of the Croatian National BankBoris Vujčić and the IMF Director of the European Department Alfred Kammer, that looks at the issues of the day from all angles.View more
The IMF and its partners have combined their efforts to meet the urgent need for capacity development during the pandemic crisis, assisting IMF member countries in "building forward better." Watch IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and senior representatives from the European Union, The Gambia, Japan, Switzerland, and Ukraine explain how.
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A year into the COVID-19 emergency response, information on how countries have utilized money is now available. Join us for a discussion on lessons and ensuring effective public spending. http://ow.ly/qOc350Egnqu
What does the MENA region’s path to recovery look like? CNN Business’ John Defterios moderates a discussion with Jihad Azour, Fadi Ghandour, Sarah Al Suhaimi, and Ibrahim Elbadawi on these issues and more from the IMF’s April 2021 Regional Economic Outlook (REO) Update: Middle East and Central Asia. They explore the main challenges facing the region and ways in which policymakers can build forward better and accelerate the creation of more inclusive, resilient, and green economies.
Read the full report at ow.ly/gMzG50ElHwT
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A conversation on the urgency of a #GreenRecovery with Kristalina Georgieva and Ministers of Finance Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Nigel Clarke, Daniele Franco, and Sri Mulyani Indrawati.
Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East, North Africa, Caucasus, and Central Asia | April 2021
Growth is expected to pick up in the Middle East, North Africa, Caucasus, and Central Asia in 2021, but the path to recovery is still long, divergent, and dependent on government policies and vaccine rollouts. IMF Middle East and Central Asia Director Jihad Azour provides the key takeaways of our latest Regional Economic Outlook.
To learn more, read the full report at imf.org/MCDREO.View more
A press conference on our Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East, Caucasus, and Central Asia with Jihad Azour, director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department.
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The creators of the IMF’s new Climate Change Indicators Dashboard give an overview of the experimental indicators and demonstrate how to use the economic and climate data.View more
The recovery from the COVID-19 crisis continues, albeit with uncertainty and varying prospects across countries. Rapid and global access to effective vaccines and therapies remains critical to fostering inclusive growth. Join this debate on the global economic outlook.View more
International Monetary Fund and Financial Committee (IMFC) Chairman Magdalena Andersson and Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva summarize the outcome of the IMFC.View more