«The Role of IFIs in a World of Intersecting Conflicts and Crises in the Middle East and North Africa»

We are please to invite to attend their join side event during the Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 IMF-WB Annual Meetings, entitled:  “The Role of IFIs in a World of Intersecting Conflicts and Crises”.

This session will assess IFIs’ policies in contexts of crises and conflicts, mainly in the Arab 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.

Moderator: Nizar Hassan, Senior Program and Research Officer, ANND

Panellists: Rabie Nasr (Co-founder, Syrian Center for Policy Research); Harun Onder (Senior Economist, The World Bank); Shaddin Alhajahmad (Senior Economic Justice Policy Officer, Oxfam); Mahinour El Badraoui (Program Officer, Center for Economic and Social Rights - CESR) and Thanos Arvanitis ( Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF).

Date: Monday, October 5, 2020.
12:00 pm to 01:30 pm GMT
03:00 pm to 04:30 pm Beirut Time

Event Link

Meeting number (access code): 146 710 6803
Meeting password: ByyUApjC747
Livestreaming: https://www.imf.org/cso

The session is scheduled to include simultaneous interpretation from English to Arabic.