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IMF published this video item, entitled “9th African Fiscal Forum: BRAVE Policies to Shape the Recovery in sub-Saharan Africa” – below is their description.
African countries reacted swiftly to the COVID-19 crisis, allowing economies to reopen relatively quickly. But as advanced economies recover faster from the COVID-19 crisis, there is a risk that most sub-Saharan African countries will face weak recoveries for years to come.
The African Fiscal Forum, convened with the European Commission will bring together stakeholders to discuss a greener, smarter, and inclusive recovery, domestic revenue mobilization, international support, and equitable vaccine access and distribution. Watch LIVE on Tuesday, March 2 at 8:00 AM ET (1:00 PM GMT): imf.org/AFForumIMF YouTube Channel
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