Spring Meetings 2020: Day 4 Briefing


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Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the Day 4 Briefing of our 2020 Virtual Spring Meetings newsletter.


We have several livestreams this week that will spotlight the launch of the World Economic Outlook, Regional Economic Outlooks, the Managing Director's Press Conference and much more. You can find the full schedule here and below in EDT.

  • Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO)

    APRIL 14, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR)

    APRIL 14, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Press Briefing: European Department

    APRIL 15, 2020, 5:00 AM - 5:45 AM

  • Press Briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Department

    APRIL 15, 2020, 6:15 AM - 7:00 AM

  • Press Briefing: Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa

    APRIL 15, 2020, 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

  • Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor (FM)

    APRIL 15, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Press Briefing: Group of Twenty (G20)

    APRIL 15, 2020, 9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

  • IMF Managing Director Press Conference

    APRIL 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

  • "The Economist and the Epidemiologist: How to Save Lives and Livelihoods in the COVID-19 Crisis"—IMF Managing Director in conversation with Professors Neil Ferguson and Azra Ghani of Imperial College
    APRIL 15, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Press Briefing: Asia and Pacific Department

    APRIL 15, 2020, 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

  • IMFC Press Conference

    APRIL 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Department

    APRIL 16, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Next to each livestream is a calendar icon, which will allow you to add that particular webcast to your personal schedule—whether you use Apple, Google, Outlook or another calendar platform.

Livestream WEO


The first livestream of the week features Chief Economist Gita Gopinath, who will present the latest outlook for the global economy as part of the launch of the April 2020 World Economic Outlook (WEO) report.

The second livestream features Financial Counselor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department Tobias Adrian, who will speak to the launch of the April 2020 Global Financial Stability (GFSR) Report.

Tomorrow we'll be sharing links directly to these livestream videos, full reports, and new blogs associated with the launch of the WEO and GFSR.


We recently launched a hub for all of our COVID-19 content, including our latest analytical work on the economic impact of the pandemic, a global policy tracker that now covers 193 economies, a series of notes produced by IMF experts to help members address the economic effects of COVID-19, and recent news including press releases, speeches and more. If you are interested in the IMF's response to COVID-19, please read our latest Q&A.


Late last week, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva delivered her Curtain Raiser speech—Confronting the Crisis: Priorities for the Global Economy—ahead of the Spring Meetings. Listen to it here. Following the speech, she spoke with editor-in-chief of The Economist Zanny Minton Beddoes about whether the IMF can bail out the global economy. Listen to the 30-min discussion.


Thank you again for your interest in this special Spring Meetings newsletter running from April 8-17. Don't forget to keep your profile updated to ensure you receive this daily brief and other tailored content in your preferred language. You will need to re-enter your email address to access your information.

If you have any feedback or comments on this daily brief, please write to us directly. We would love to hear from you.


IMF Spring Meetings Team

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