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Restructuring government domestic debt is like surgery: only do it if you must. The new #IMFBlog outlines the key trade-offs and considerations. bit.ly/3lr2yYr
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Domestically issued #debt now accounts for nearly half of government debt in emerging & developing economies. Past experience offers lessons for policymakers’ to restructure sovereign domestic debt. Read our latest #IMFBlog to learn more bit.ly/3lr2yYr
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COVID-19 has underscored the importance of universal health coverage, but the pandemic may have put it further out of reach for more people. “Financing Future Health Systems” by @DrTedros in #FandD. bit.ly/3xDHhzA
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TUNE IN Dec. 1 at 9 AM ET for a discussion on when and how countries should restructure government debt, w/ IMF staff & @GtownLawIIEL.  Join @UVALaw's G. Mitu Gulati, Ben Heller, @PrincetonSPIA's Layna Mosley (@thwillow), @AGelpern. 💻Watch it live here: bit.ly/3o6XD0t
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.@Harvard Prof. @S_Stantcheva at today’s Richard Goode Lecture: “Redistribution, taxation, social insurance, climate change policies: these are policies that affect our daily lives. Sometimes we notice them vividly; sometimes they happen in the background” bit.ly/3xCGRd3
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.@S_Stantcheva: “Policies happen through a political process, so it matters for our democracy that everyone is knowledgeable about economic policies. It is incredibly important—both at the individual level and at the broader social level.” Learn more here: bit.ly/3xCGRd3
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The IMF’s @KGeorgieva at today’s Richard Goode Lecture w/ @Harvard’s @S_Stantcheva: “Perceptions sometimes matter more than reality. Understanding what drives perceptions of the economy can influence reality.” 👇Watch the full video below
STARTING NOW: @Harvard Professor @S_Stantcheva will exchange views with @KGeorgieva for the Seventh Richard Goode Lecture on how people think about the economy. bit.ly/3D7l3qU nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1Ly…
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There are 4 main layers of financial support that countries can draw on in the event of a crisis. Find out what they are bit.ly/3xBGuiE. #IMFBlog #ChartOfTheWeek
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COVID-19 has underscored the importance of universal health coverage, but the pandemic may have put it further out of reach for more people. Read “Financing Future Health Systems” by @DrTedros in #FandD bit.ly/3xDHhzA
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STARTING NOW: @Harvard Professor @S_Stantcheva will exchange views with @KGeorgieva for the Seventh Richard Goode Lecture on how people think about the economy. bit.ly/3D7l3qU nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1Ly…

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Amid the global health crisis a “shadow pandemic” of increasing domestic violence has emerged. New IMF staff research reveals that a rise in violence against women is directly connected to a decrease in economic activity. More: #IMFBlog bit.ly/3xks9XJ #GenerationEquality
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At an IMF event discussing the latest economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa region, @BadrJafar of @Crescent Enterprises highlights the role of the governments in recovery of the region. Learn more: IMF.org/MCD-REO
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Last year, @imfcapdev shared our expertise w/15,000 officials, via 360 courses. And to continue delivering #capacitydevelopment during the pandemic, we scaled up online learning—over 50 courses + more than 100K participants. More in #IMFAnnualReport: bit.ly/3bj26Gf
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JOIN US TOMORROW November 30, 9:30 AM (ET) for the Seventh Richard Goode Lecture: “How do people think about the economy?” Presented by @Harvard's @S_Stantcheva, who will explore the results of recent social economics surveys. Submit Q’s at FADRG@imf.org. nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1Ly…
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How do we think about economics? On November 30, 9:30 AM, Prof @S_Stantcheva will share insights from her research on public perception and economics with @KGeorgieva during our Seventh Richard Goode lecture. Submit your Q’s via FADRG@imf.org. Learn more bit.ly/2Z2w1Ab
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Reducing trade restrictions has historically been associated with more positive economic outcomes – a lesson for Asia as the region works to support the economic recovery from the pandemic bit.ly/3cwTXPa
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Domestic abuse is a plague on society. IMF staff research reveals how much it can hurt the economy looking at data from the region where violence against women is most rife: sub-Saharan Africa. bit.ly/3xks9XJ #IMFBlog #GenerationEquality
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How are central banks responding to rising #inflation in Latin America? Find out in our latest #IMFBlog. bit.ly/3Ho5ejb
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