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Macroeconomic developments in the world's poorest countries

Date
Time (GMT +00) 13:30 15:00
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Chair

Andrew Norton - Director of Research, ODI

Speakers

Olaf Unteroberdoerster, Deputy Chief, Low Income Countries Division, in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department

Marialuz Moreno Badia, Deputy Division Chief at the Fiscal Affairs Department

Elizabeth Stuart, Research Fellow, ODI

Discussant
Judith Tyson, Research Fellow, International Economic Development Group

Description

​Join us for a presentation of the International Monetary Fund's 2014 report 'Macroeconomic Developments in Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs)', which looks at developments and related vulnerabilities in the world's sixty LIDCs, accounting for one-fifth of the global population. Whilst acknowledging the strong economic performance of the bulk of these countries, the report examines the risks and vulnerabilities they face, against a backdrop of a brittle and uneven global recovery.

 A link to the report can be found at http://www.imf.org/external/pp/longres.aspx?id=4915