9:30—11:00 AM
Center for Global Development
2055 L St, NW
- Fifth Floor

Global Economy in 2020: What Policymakers Need to Know


Ayhan Kose, Director, Prospects Group, World Bank

Kimberly Elliott, Nonresident Fellow, Center for Global Development and Visiting Scholar, George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy

Sean Nolan, Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, International Monetary Fund

Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Senior Fellow and Director of the Latin America Initiative, Center for Global Development


Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development


Following a year during which the global economy registered its weakest performance of the past decade, global growth is expected to recover slightly in 2020. However, the global economy is confronted by numerous risks, including trade tensions, financial stress, and geopolitical concerns. The materialization of these risks would test the ability of policymakers to respond effectively to negative events. Associated policy challenges are compounded by high debt levels and subdued productivity growth in emerging and developing economies. Policymakers in these economies need to rebuild macroeconomic policy space to enhance resilience and pursue decisive structural reforms.

Registration opens at 9:00 am and we will have coffee and a light breakfast available.

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