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International Financial Institutions’ Response to COVID-19

4 December, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Mr. Gomiluk Otokwala (Senior Counsel, International Monetary Fund)


Mr. Wolfgang Bergthaler (Senior Counsel, International Monetary Fund)
Mr. Aristeidis Panou (Senior Counsel, World Bank)
Ms. Hnin Hnin Pyne (Human Development Program Leader for Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, World Bank)
Ms. Patricia Rhee (Principal Counsel, Asian Development Bank)
Dr. Susann Roth (Principal Knowledge Sharing and Services Specialist, Asian Development Bank)
Mr. David McDonnell (Counsel, International Monetary Fund)

Target Audience

Officials from the Ministries of Finance, Ministries of Justice and Central Banks and other government officials who wish to attend should register online.

Webinar Description

2020 has been defined largely by the COVID-19 pandemic. Globally, about 60 million cases have been reported with over one million deaths. Advanced and developing countries alike have been heavily impacted by this once-in-a-century health crisis that has caused massive economic damage. As governments around the world have raced to put the outbreak under control, they have often turned to international financial institutions like the IMF, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for financing and policy advice.

In this webinar, senior officials from the three named institutions will shed light on the innovative operational mechanisms and policy changes their respective institutions have adopted in response to the devastating pandemic, in order to meet the needs of their membership. They will speak on what lessons have been learned so far and how international finance is likely to change in the post-pandemic world. The webinar will cover a range of topics including sovereign debt and debt relief, insolvency, governance, financial innovation and innovations from health and procurement perspectives on the COVID-19 response. The seminar is ideal for policy makers and lawyers working in the public sector.


To register for this webinar, please complete the online form here by December 3, 2020. Only official email addresses are accepted.


4 December, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Application Deadline

Dec 3, 2020