Moldova & IMF IMF Activities Publications Press Releases


                                                                                                                                
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Useful links:

     Q&A: The IMF's Response to COVID-19

     IMF Policy Tracker: Policy Responses to COVID-19

     IMF Emergency Financing by Countries

     Fiscal Monitor Database of Country Fiscal Measures in Response to COVID-19

     IMF Special Series on COVID-19

Statements from IMF on COVID-19:

March 2, 2020 - Factsheet: How the IMF Can Help Countries Address the Economic Impact of Coronavirus - link

March 3, 2020 - Statement by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank Group President David Malpass on the 2020 IMF-World Bank Group Spring Meetings - link

March 3, 2020 - Questions & Answers about the 2020 Spring Meetings - link

March 4, 2020 - IMF Makes Available $50 Billion to Help Address Coronavirus - link

March 4, 2020 - Statement by the International Monetary and Financial Committee on the Coronavirus - link

March 4, 2020 - Blog: Potential Impact of the Coronavirus Epidemic: What We Know and What We Can Do - link

March 5, 2020 - Blog: Fiscal Policies to Protect People During the Coronavirus Outbreak - link

March 9, 2020 - Questions and Answers on the IMF’s $50 billion Rapid-disbursing Emergency Financing Facilities  - link

March 9, 2020 - Blog: Limiting the Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus with Large Targeted Policies - link

March 9, 2020 - Factsheet: How the IMF Can Help Countries Address the Economic Impact of Coronavirus - link

March 11, 2020 - Blog: Monetary and Financial Stability During the Coronavirus Outbreak - link

March 12, 2020 - Blog: Coronavirus Economic Planning: Hoping for the Best, Prepared for the Worst - link

March 16, 2020 - Blog: Policy Action for a Healthy Global Economy - link

March 16, 2020 - IMF Policy Paper: Policy Steps to Address the Corona Crisis (PDF file) - link

March 23, 2020 - IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva’s Statement Following a G20 Ministerial Call on the Coronavirus Emergency - link

March 25, 2020 - Joint Statement World Bank Group and IMF Call to Action on Debt of IDA Countries - link

March 25, 2020 - IMF is Launching a Tracker of Policies Governments are Taking in Response to COVID-19 - link

March 26, 2020 - Remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva During an Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit - link

March 27, 2020 - Joint Statement by the Chair of International Monetary and Financial Committee and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund - link

March 27, 2020 - Opening Remarks at a Press Briefing by Kristalina Georgieva following a Conference Call of the International Monetary and Financial Committee - link

March 27, 2020 - IMF Enhances Debt Relief Trust to Enable Support for Eligible Low-Income Countries in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic - link

March 30, 2020 - Blog: Europe’s COVID-19 Crisis and the Fund’s Response - link

March 31, 2020 - Blog: Maintaining Banking System Safety amid the COVID-19 Crisis - link

March 31, 2020 - Remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva During an Extraordinary Conference Call of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors - link

April 1, 2020 - Blog: Economic Policies for the COVID-19 War - link

April 3, 2020 - Op-ed: Some say there is a trade-off: save lives or save jobs – this is a false dilemma - link

April 3, 2020 - Opening Remarks for Joint IMF/WHO press conference By Kristalina Georgieva - link

April 4, 2020 - Blog: Global Uncertainty Related to Coronavirus at Record High - link

April 6, 2020 - IMF Special Series on COVID-19 launched... link

April 6, 2020 - Blog: An Early View of the Economic Impact of the Pandemic in 5 Charts - link

April 6, 2020 - World Economic Outlook, April 2020: The Great Lockdown - link

April 6, 2020 - Fiscal Monitor, April 2020: Policies to Support People During the COVID-19 Pandemic - link

April 9, 2020 - Questions and Answers: The IMF's Response to COVID-19 - link

April 9, 2020 - IMF Lending Tracker: Emergency Financing by Countries - link

April 9, 2020 - IMF Policy Paper: Enhancing the Emergency Financing Toolkit—Responding To The COVID-19 Pandemic - link

April 9, 2020 - IMF Executive Board Approves Proposals to Enhance the Fund’s Emergency Financing Toolkit to US$100 Billion - link

April 9, 2020 - Spring Meetings 2020 Curtain Raiser Speech: "Confronting the Crisis: Priorities for the Global Economy"
by Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director - link

April 13, 2020 - IMF Executive Board Approves Immediate Debt Relief for 25 Countries - link

April 14, 2020 - Blog: The Great Lockdown: Worst Economic Downturn Since the Great Depression - link

April 14, 2020 - Global Financial Stability Report: Markets in the Time of COVID-19 - link

April 14, 2020 - Blog: COVID-19 Crisis Poses Threat to Financial Stability - link

April 15, 2020 - Blog: Fiscal Policies to Contain the Damage from COVID-19 - link

April 15, 2020 - The Managing Director’s Global Policy Agenda: Exceptional Times Exceptional Action
(Opening Remarks for Spring Meetings Press Conference)
- link

April 15, 2020 - IMF G-20 Surveillance Note: "COVID-19—Impact and Policy Considerations" (Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings) - link

April 15, 2020 - IMF Adds Liquidity Line to Strengthen COVID-19 Response - link

April 15, 2020 - IMF Executive Board Approves Immediate Debt Relief for 25 Eligible Low-Income Countries - link
                          Relevant IMF Policy Paper (PDF file): link

April 16, 2020 - Communiqué of the Forty First Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee - link

April 16, 2020 - Managing Director’s Speaking Points at 2020 Spring Meetings IMFC Plenary - link

April 17, 2020 - IMF Managing Director's Statement to the Development Committee, April 2020 - link

April 17, 2020 - IMF Executive Board Approves US$235 Million in Emergency Assistance to Moldova to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - link

April 20, 2020 - Blog: A Global Crisis Like No Other Needs a Global Response Like No Other - link

April 21, 2020 - The Managing Director of the IMF and the Heads of the RFAs Emphasize their Readiness to Cooperate to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Economy - link

April 22, 2020 - Blog: The Short-term Liquidity Line: A New IMF Tool to Help in the Crisis - link

April 22, 2020 - IMF Policy Paper: IMF COVID-19 Response—A New Short-Term Liquidity Line to Enhance The Adequacy Of The Global Financial Safety Net - link

April 22, 2020 - Publication of the IMF Staff Report: Republic of Moldova: Staff Report for the 2020 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility and Extended Fund Facility Arrangements-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Moldova
(including the Letter of Intent)
- link

April 24, 2020 - WTO and IMF heads call for lifting trade restrictions on medical supplies and food - link

April 29, 2020 - Managing Director’s Opening Remarks at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue XI - link

May 5, 2020 - How the IMF is Promoting Transparent and Accountable Use of COVID-19 Financial Assistance - link

May 6, 2020 - Blog: Fiscal Policies for the Recovery from COVID-19 - link

May 7, 2020 - Blog: State-Owned Enterprises in the Time of COVID-19 - link

May 11, 2020 - Blog: How Pandemics Leave the Poor Even Farther Behind - link

May 12, 2020 - Blog: Emerging from the Great Lockdown in Asia and Europe - link

May 14, 2020 - Blog: Tracking Trade During the COVID-19 Pandemic - link

May 18, 2020 - Blog: Making Economies More Resilient to Downturns - link

May 19, 2020 - Blog: Dampening the Impact of Global Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies - link

May 19, 2020 - Blog: Tracking the $9 Trillion Global Fiscal Support to Fight COVID-19 - link

May 21, 2020 - A Joint IMF-World Bank Staff Position Note:
COVID-19: The Regulatory and Supervisory Implications for the Banking Sector - link

May 22, 2020 - Blog: COVID-19 Worsens Pre-existing Financial Vulnerabilities - link

May 26, 2020 - Blog: Keeping Economic Data Flowing During COVID-19 - link

May 28, 2020 - Opening Remarks at UN Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19, by Kristalina Georgieva - link

June 2, 2020 - Blog: How the Great Lockdown Saved Lives - link

June 3, 2020 - Washington Post Live The Path Forward: The Global Economy - link

June 3, 2020 - Blog: Courage under Fire: Policy Responses in Emerging Market and Developing Economies to the COVID-19 Pandemic - link

June 3, 2020 - F&D Magazine (June 2020) Policies, Politics and Pandemics - link

June 9, 2020 - Kristalina Georgieva: From Great Lockdown to Great Transformation - link

June 10, 2020 - Blog: Strengthening Economic Institutions for a Resilient Recovery - link

June 11, 2020 - Blog: The Global Economic Reset—Promoting a More Inclusive Recovery - link

June 13, 2020 - Italy, Europe and the Global Recovery in 2021, by Kristalina Georgieva - link

June 15, 2020 - Blog: Combating COVID-19: How Should Banking Supervisors Respond? - link

June 16, 2020 - Facing the crisis: the role of tax in dealing with COVID-19 - link

June 16, 2020 - Transparency International: The IMF on corruption and COVID-19, by Kristalina Georgieva - link

June 16, 2020 - Blog: The Great Lockdown through a Global Lens - link

June 19, 2020 - Blog: Migration to Advanced Economies Can Raise Growth - link

June 22, 2020 - Blog: You’ve Got Money: Mobile Payments Help People During the Pandemic - link

June 24, 2020 - Blog: Reopening from the Great Lockdown: Uneven and Uncertain Recovery - link

June 24, 2020 - World Economic Outlook Update, June 2020: A Crisis Like No Other, An Uncertain Recovery - link

June 25, 2020 - Global Financial Stability Report, June 2020: Financial Conditions Have Eased, but Insolvencies Loom Large - link

June 25, 2020 - Blog: Financial Conditions Have Eased, but Insolvencies Loom Large - link

July 1, 2020 - Blog: Digital Financial Inclusion in the Times of COVID-19 - link

July 7, 2020 - Blog: Teleworking is Not Working for the Poor, the Young, and the Women - link

July 10, 2020 - Blog: Fiscal Policies for a Transformed World - link

July 12, 2020 - Blog: Toward a More Resilient Europe - link

July 13, 2020 - Blog: Toward an Integrated Policy Framework for Open Economies - link

July 15, 2020 - Blog: The Next Phase of the Crisis: Further Action Needed for a Resilient Recovery - link

July 17, 2020 - IMF Working Paper: COVID-19 and Emerging Markets: An Epidemiological Model with International Production Networks and Capital Flows - link

July 18, 2020 - IMF Press Release: IMF Managing Director Urges Further Action to Secure a Resilient Recovery - link

July 21, 2020 - Blog: The COVID-19 Gender Gap - link

July 23, 2020 - Blog: Unemployment in Today’s Recession Compared to the Global Financial Crisis - link

July 24, 2020 - IMF Working Paper: A Framework for Estimating Health Spending in Response to COVID-19 - link

July 28, 2020 - Blog: Corruption and COVID-19 - link

August 4, 2020 - Blog: Global Imbalances and the COVID-19 Crisis - link

August 6, 2020 - Blog: COVID-19 Response in Emerging Market Economies: Conventional Policies and Beyond - link

August 7, 2020 - Blog: Aging Economies May Benefit Less from Fiscal Stimulus - link

August 20, 2020 - Blog: Tourism Trauma and COVID-19 - link

August 27, 2020 - Blog: COVID-19: Without Help, Low-Income Developing Countries Risk a Lost Decade - link

September 9, 2020 - FP Magazine: Emerging Stronger From the Great Lockdown - link

September 11, 2020 - Blog: Supporting Migrants and Remittances as COVID-19 Rages On - link

September 14, 2020 - Blog: Trade as a Tool for an Efficient Recovery - link

September 17, 2020 - Blog: IMF Lending During the Pandemic and Beyond - link