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  • Dealing with Debt Crises: Taking stock after the Annual Meetings in Marrakech

    10/16/23 - 10/17/23   Meeting

    Paris, France

    Governments in developing countries are increasingly under strains of debt risks. At the same time, debt vulnerabilities have built up throughout the recent shocks. Fiscal buffers have been depleted and debt levels have sharply risen in response to the COVID crisis and global inflationary pressures. Developing economies are now left with...

  • Roundtable on the IMF Lending Rate Policy

    10/14/23   Meeting

    Marrakech, Morocco

    Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Columbia University’s Institute of Global Politics (IGP), Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center, and Suramericana Visión Roundtable on IMF Lending Rate Policy hosted in Marrakech during the IMF/World Bank Meetings at the official conference center.

  • Side Event: Advancing Social Security in Times of Debt and Austerity: Building a New Eco-Social Contract

    10/13/23   Meeting

    Marrakech , Morocco

    Recent research (for instance, by Oxfam, IPD/GSJ, and HRW) analyzing IMF programs show that, far from “mitigating” austerity measures, IMF social spending floors, fail to address the systemic negative impacts of their policy conditionalities, thus exacerbating inequalities. As an alternative approach, the panel will explore how the World Bank...

  • Closing the Divide: Strengthening World Bank Goals to Fight Inequality

    10/12/23   Meeting

    Professor Joseph Stiglitz, high-level representatives from the German and Sierra Leone Governments, and the Executive Director of Oxfam International, call on the World Bank to urgently introduce new goals and indicators to ensure a rapid reduction in inequality both at national and global levels. The panel reflect growing pressure on the World...

  • Reclaim our Future Conference: 'End Austerity! Reclaim the Right to Education, Health and Social Security'

    10/08/23   Meeting

    This session presents the evidence about the new austerity policies, affecting more than 6 billion people. Which are these new policies? Where are they being implemented, and at what human cost? And which are the feasible alternatives that countries can apply to end austerity? You will learn key facts and messages from reports by ActionAid...

  • Call for Papers: JGD Special Issue on Climate Change and Development

    06/01/23   Meeting

    The biggest developmental challenge facing the world today is climate change and global warming. For keeping the world below the 1.50 C threshold of global warming, it is necessary to end the rising emission before 2025. COP26 provided serious push towards this goal, where more than 130 countries committed to achieve Net Zero between 2050 and...

  • A New State in Latin America? Geopolitical, Energy, and Social Challenges

    04/24/23 - 04/24/23   Meeting

    Join us for a roundtable discussion on geopolitics, energy policy, and social challenges in Latin America. Panelists include two former ministers, along with two specialists in Latin American policy.

  • Symposium on Tax Policy in an Unequal Economy

    04/17/23 - 04/17/23   Meeting

    Washington, D.C., United States

    The Institute for Macroeconomic & Policy Analysis (IMPA) at American University is a new home for research on the macroeconomic effects of policy interventions, powered by the IMPA macroeconomic policy model and our team of academic experts and policy practitioners. Grounded in contemporary economics research, the IMPA model emphasizes...

  • How Governments Can Respond to the Cost-of-Living Crisis

    04/13/23   Meeting

    Washington, D.C., United States

    This seminar organized by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC/AFL-CIO), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue’s Global Social Justice Program, aims to bring researchers together with representatives from the IMF, World Bank, governments, think tanks, trade unions and wider civil society to discuss the...

  • Roundtable of experts on Sovereign Debt

    04/03/23   Meeting

    The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in sharp increases in public debt across the globe. Rising public debt levels of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries (EMDCs) are particularly worrying, with debt vulnerabilities being high in absolute terms and relative to pre-pandemic levels. The United Nations (UN) reports that around 60% of least...

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