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ESG Webinar Series: How to Assess Climate and Nature Sovereign Risk

The How to Assess Climate and Nature Sovereign Risk webinar was part of the IIF ESG Webinar Series, which was designed to promote understanding of the rapidly evolving landscape for ESG disclosure and to align efforts to measure and track climate finance.

Economic Views: Can Brazil do Fiscal Adjustment?

Public spending increased as much as in DM to fight covid, ... but significant cuts are needed soon to meet the fiscal rule. We assess how challen...

IIF Responds to FATF CP on Proliferation Finance and Sanctions Obligations 

The IIF and the Wolfsberg Group responded to a FATF consultation on amendments to FATF Recommendation 1 and its Interpretative Note. 

Green Weekly Insight: Carbon Markets: Can't Trade What You Can't Price

Voluntary carbon offset (VCO) issuance has grown strongly in recent years, doubling in 2019 to nearly 130 MtCO2e; However, trading volumes have been subdued since peaking at 135 MtCO2e in 2008.

IIF Response to EIOPA Paper on Insurance Value Chain

On August 24, 2020, the IIF responded to the recent EIOPA Discussion Paper on the Insurance Value Chain and New Insurance Business Models Arising from Digitalization. 

GMV: The Fed Shift to Average Inflation Targeting

The Fed’s recent shift to average inflation targeting, ... and the related de-emphasis of NAIRU and output gaps, ... are a material step for...

Frontier LatAm: Ecuador’s External Challenges

The new IMF program improves the funding outlook. An external financing gap next year cannot be ruled out. High borrowing needs would require tapping additional sources. Limited REER adjustment could exacerbate external vulnerability. The February 2021 election adds program implementation risk. 

Macro Notes: Belarus - External Financing Scenarios

Demonstrations and strikes continue following the disputed election. The most likely near-term scenario is a prolonged political stalemate. We consider a number of scenarios to assess external financing stress. In the absence of further escalation, reserve losses would be manageable.

IIF Capital Flows Tracker: Weak Rebound

Portfolio flows to EM stood at $2.1 bn in August. Equity and debt inflows were $4.4bn and -$2.3 bn. China equity flows post marginal gains. ...

Economic Views: EM Vulnerability and Contagion

We scan the EM universe for signs of vulnerability to contagion. External funding needs and limited buffers are a risk for some, ... but several s...



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