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[OUT NOW] F&D June 2020: Policies, Politics, and Pandemics The COVID-19 pandemic is a global turning point, forcing economists and others to expand their imagination and experiment with radical new ideas about how the world works. Such a reimagining could lead us to a greener, digitally smarter, fairer, and more compassionate world. Perhaps this is a chance to reset the fundamentals of our social and economic life. Click on the link in our bio to read the June 2020 F&D issue on policies, politics and pandemics. #linkinbio #magazine #magazinecover #economics #development #finance #COVID19 #coronovirus
The IMF has disbursed its largest COVID-19 emergency financing package so far—a $3.4 billion Rapid Financing Instrument for Nigeria. Click on the link in bio to learn about the measures taken to enhance transparency and governance in the use of the IMF emergency financing. #COVID19 #Nigeria #Africa #IMFAfrica #linkinbio
According to IMF staff calculations, the 30 global systemically important banks distributed about $250 billion in dividends and share buybacks last year. In her latest op-ed, Managing Director @Kristalina.Georgieva called on banks to temporarily halt the payment of dividends and share buybacks, and preserve capital to help boost the economy. Click on the link in our bio to read the full op-ed.
Last month, the IMF approved $411 million IMF in emergency financing to help Ethiopia deal with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Fikadu Digafe Huriso, Vice Governor and Chief Economist of the National Bank of Ethiopia, shares how the money is being used. Click on the #linkinbio to read the interview. #COVID19 #Ethiopia #Africa #IMFAfrica
Jamaica has adopted timely and targeted measures to boost #health spending and mitigate the economic impact of the #COVID19 pandemic, supporting jobs and vulnerable segments of the population. The IMF Executive Board approved today #Jamaica’s emergency financing request of US$520 million to help the country’s #COVID19 response and recovery efforts. Click in the #linkinbio to read the press release.
How do reopening strategies compare across Asia and Europe? Several countries in #Asia and #Europe, where the COVID-19 outbreak appears to have peaked, are gradually reopening their economies. Without a vaccine or effective treatment, policymakers will be balancing the benefits of resuming economic activity against the potential cost of another increase in infection rates. They face difficult choices, in part, because the costs of erring in either direction could be very large. While some Asian countries have already moved down this path with some success, risks remain—and the risks for Europe may be even greater. Our latest blog post looks at how reopening strategies compare in Asia and Europe. Click on the #linkinbio to read the blog. #GreatLockdown #COVID19 #coronavirus
The IMF is responding to the #COVID19 crisis with unprecedented speed and magnitude of financial assistance to help countries protect the lives and livelihoods of people, especially the most vulnerable.
When the Great Lockdown finally ends, a strong economic recovery that benefits everyone will depend on improved social safety nets and broad-based fiscal support. This includes public investment in #health care, infrastructure, and #climatechange. Countries with high #debt levels will have to carefully balance short-term fiscal support for the recovery stage with long-term debt sustainability. Countries need to invest $20 trillion more over the next 20 years in climate change and other #SDGs. Click the #linkinbio to read the blog post. #COVID19 #environment #GreatLockdown #lockdown #climateaction #green
State-owned enterprises are important providers of essential services like #🚰#⚡️ and #🚋, and play a crucial role in the time of #COVID19. The IMF’s #Mauro talks to @financialtimes’ Hall Benjamin about how countries can get the most out of these enterprises. IMF.org/FiscalMonitor #FiscalMonitor
The IMF is responding to the #COVID19 crisis with unprecedented speed and magnitude of financial assistance to help countries protect the lives and livelihoods of people, especially the most vulnerable. Learn more: IMF.org/COVID19
When the #GreatLockdown ends, a strong economic recovery post #COVID19 will depend on improved social safety nets & broad-based fiscal support. IMF’s #Pattillo talks to @JustinWorland about how policymakers can better invest for the future. Click on the #linkinbio to read more. http://ow.ly/DR0x50zyUGl #FiscalMonitor
Our highest priority at the IMF is to respond quickly and adequately to help member countries deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more in the Global Policy Agenda. Click on the #linkinbio to read more: www.imf.org/GPA2020 #COVID19