Civil Society Policy Forum 2020 - The Role of IFIs in a World of Intersecting Conflicts and Crises in the Middle East and North Africa

The upcoming joint side event during the Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 IMF-WB Annual Meetings will assess IFI's policies in contexts of crises. 

This session will assess IFIs’ policies in contexts of crises and conflicts, mainly in the Mena Region, by examining the existing policies and their impact on inequality. It aims also to look into countries with ongoing IMF negotiations, in light of country specific contexts, such as the economic failure in Lebanon and the inability to negotiate, and the case of emergency lending in Egypt. Finally, it will assess IMF policies on a regional level as they relate to the effect of the pandemic.

The session will be moderated by Nizar Hassan, Senior Program and Research Officer (ANND), and will include simultaneous interpretation from English to Arabic. 



Host Key: 686114

Meeting number (access code): 6803 710 146

Meeting password: ByyUApjC747