29 August 2017

CFD and IMF explore economic outlook for developing countries

On 22 August, the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) co-organised a conference on “Global Transformations: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Economies”.

During the meeting, Institute Director Philippe Burrin highlighted the importance of collaboration between the Institute and the IMF in policy and research projects, IMF Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang assessed global growth from the perspective of low income countries, and there was a keynote speech from Antoinette Sayeh, former Liberian Minister of Finance. Anne-Marie Gulde-Wolf, an Institute alumna who is currently deputy director of the IMF’s Africa Department, discussed the challenges and opportunities faced by African countries and a range of experts debated the potential role of the IMF in fostering poverty reduction and economic development.

See also: Institute hosts Chinese International Finance Research Group