4:30—6:00 PM
Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW
- Fifth Floor

Adapting Fiscal Reforms to the Needs of Fragile States


Katherine Baer, Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Division, International Monetary Fund
Sanjeev Gupta, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund


Sarah Cliffe, Director, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
Steve Radelet, Professor of the Practice of Development and Director of Global Human Development Program, Georgetown University


Antoinette M. Sayeh, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development

Strengthening institutions is a foremost priority in fragile states and building fiscal capacity is especially important in the effort to exit fragility. In its recent paper Building Fiscal Capacity in Fragile States, the IMF draws on analysis of 39 fragile states and eight country case studies to describe its approach to fiscal reforms in fragile states and to draw lessons going forward. Participants will bring both advisory and policymaker perspectives to the panel discussion.

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