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.
How have countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus responded to COVID-19 and how are they planning to recover and rebuild? The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute invites you to the presentation of the International Monetary Funds' Regional Economic Outlook for Central Asia and the Caucasus, published on October 19, 2020. This important study offers a positive account of mitigation measures but cautionary words for the future. Our speaker was Dr. Subir Lall, Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund. S. Frederick Starr chaired and moderated.
When: Monday, December 21, 2020, 10 - 11 AM EST
Opening Remarks and Conclusion by Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC
Presentation by Juha Kahkonen, Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia, Department, IMF
Moderator: Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at AFPC
When: Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 10-11 am EST
The event was live-streamed on our YouTube Channel and is available now.
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute held a forum on IMF engagemtn in the CCA region. The forum discussed trade tensions, oil price volatility, and geopolitical tensions are weighing on the world economy. The speaker addressed what the region’s policy makers should do to make their economies resilient and promote higher and more inclusive growth.
Juha Kähkönen, Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
Moderator: Svante Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the American Foreign Policy Council
Where: Middle East Institute: 1763 N Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
When: Wednesday, November 21, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm,
IMF Economic Outlook for Caucasus and Central Asia: Reforms Needed to Weather Shocks from Commodity Prices and Russia
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m.
(reception at 5 p.m. with Georgian wine, followed by the main program at 5:30)
Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
Mission Chief, Kyrgyz Republic, IMF
MODERATOR: S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Rome Building Auditorium
SAIS - Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036