Central Asia-Caucasus Economic Outlook: Arising from the Pandemic, Building Forward Better
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute invites you to the presentation of the International Monetary Fund's Regional Economic Outlook for Central Asia and the Caucasus, published on April 11, 2021.
Our speakers discussed post-COVID economic prospects across countries in the region, depending on the pandemic’s path, vaccine rollouts, underlying fragilities, as well as exposure to tourism and contact-intensive sectors. Policies will also continue to play a key role: in the short term, to save lives and livelihoods and support the recovery while ensuring macroeconomic resilience; and in the longer term, to accelerate progress toward more inclusive, sustainable, and green economies. The specific case of Kazakhstan and its policy response and recovery strategy was also discussed.
Dr. Subir Lall, Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
Dr. Nicolas Blancher, Division Chief for Central Asia/Mission Chief for Kazakhstan, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
Svante E. Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at American Foreign Policy Council
When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
The event was also live-streamed on the CACI YouTube page.