IMF Support for COVID-19 Recovery

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POLICY PAPERS
Is There a Better Way to Use Global Reserves?
October 04, 2022
Global reserves can serve as a global public good, facilitating the short-term global recovery from the economic impacts of the pandemic and Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as the longer-term global transition to a sustainable and equitable economic future. Strategic allocation of Special Drawi...
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To Remain Viable, the PRGT Needs Long-Term Support
September 29, 2022
The scale of IMF lending to low-income countries since 2020, carried out through the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT), was a bright spot in the otherwise lackluster multilateral response to the pandemic. But the rise in lending stretched thin the PRGT’s resources. The size of the resulting ...
POLICY PAPERS
What’s the Best Way to Bolster the IMF’s Capacity to Lend to Low-Income Countries?
September 29, 2022
The IMF’s concessional lending to low-income countries through its Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT) has risen dramatically since the start of the pandemic and demand for the PRGT resources is expected to remain above pre-pandemic levels for quite some time. But the surge in lending has stra...
Blog Post
A Quick Rundown on Where We Stand with SDRs
September 19, 2022
As the UN General Assembly meets in New York and as we get ready to head into the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in a few weeks, I thought it would be a good idea to give a brief recap on where we stand with Special Drawing Rights (SDRs).
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Tracking Recycled SDRs: More on the Hunt for Bigfoot
August 31, 2022
When the G20 pledges of $100 billion of SDR recycling materialize, there will no doubt be much self-congratulatory celebration. But the celebrations will be meaningless if the SDRs do not make their way to the low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that need them. Will we be able to tell if the SD...
Blog Post
The Monthly SDR Report, August 2022
August 31, 2022
In an attempt to make SDR data a bit more decipherable—and because exploring SDRs data can be quite amusing (despite what your friends and family might say)—we have decided to publish our own monthly updates on the SDR holdings data in the form of a blog post. In each post we’ll highlight the mechan...
Blog Post
The IMF and Ukraine: More Transparency Would Help
August 03, 2022
Ukraine’s dire financing situation is front and center in the debate over how the world will weather the war being waged by Russia. The IMF will play an important role in extending credit to Ukraine directly, but the institution is also being used a conduit for other countries’ assistance. In this b...