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Macroeconomic prospects for low-income developing countries

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

Judith E. Tyson - Research Fellow, ODI

Presenters:

Sean Nolan - Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF

Stefania Fabrizio - Deputy Division Chief, Expenditure Policy Division, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

Discussants:

Ahmad H. Ahmad - Lecturer in Macroeconomics, School of Business & Economics, Loughborough University

Elizabeth Stuart – Research Fellow, ODI

Description

​Sharp declines in commodity prices and rapid capital outflows in 2015 have created a tough economic environment for low-income developing countries (LIDCs). This joint ODI-IMF event examines the outlook for 2016 and policy options to keep growth on track, presenting the latest research from the IMF.

The discussion examines the varied impact of the current economic situation across LIDCs as well as IMF’s commitments to the 2030 Development Agenda. What role will the latter play in helping LIDCs during these testing times – with climate change and conflict also affecting many of the poorest states?