The World Economic Situation after the COVID-19 shock and Policy Challenges Ahead

16 March 2022

The webinar forms part of the activities of the Response and Recovery: Mobilising Financial Resources for development in the time of COVID-19 project. While non-technical in character, the discussion at the webinar and the materials made available online offer rigorous, state-of-the-art insights about the macro-financial limits to growth and development.

What is expected from this webinar is, in succinct terms:

  • An open and realistic discussion among policy-makers and scholars about economic policy alternatives ahead;
  • An exploration of the possibilities to strengthen mechanisms for global and regional coordination, and especially South-South cooperation, which could serve as the basis for policy action by developing countries operating in an uneven world economy.


Moderator and opening by: Mr. Alex Izurieta, Senior Economist UNCTAD

14:05–14:50 Panel discussion

  • Prof. Terry McKinley, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (England)

  • Prof. Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Goa Business School, University of Goa (India)

  • Prof. Alemayehu Geda, University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

14:50–15:20 Open discussion (30 mins)

15:20–15:25 Concluding remarks, Mr. Jo Michell, Associate Professor of Economics at UWE Bristol, England (5 mins)

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