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Macro Notes: Sub-Saharan Africa - Key Vulnerabilities

COVID-19 is exacerbating existing vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The global recession and drop in commodity prices hit the region hard. We present a framework to summarize SSA’s exposure to different risks. Multilaterals need to play an important role in the region going forward.

An Aerial View of the Bank Prudential Regulatory Response to COVID-19

This short article provides a visual summary and numerical stock take of the banking sector prudential regulatory measures taken across the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IIF ESG Webinar: How to Integrate Climate Risk and Opportunities into Banks Credit Risk Framework

IIF Managing Director, and Head of Sustainable Finance, Sonja Gibbs speaks with David Carlin, the lead on the TCFD Banking Pilot Program for UNEP-FI, about how to integrate climate risk and opportunities into banks credit risk framework.

FRT Episode 66: COVID-19 and Data Policy

David Hardoon describes the key emerging issues in data policy that have been highlighted by the COVID-19 experience, including the value assigned to privacy, connectivity across borders, and the unintended consequences of some previous policy settings.

Economic Views: Nowcasting Net Capital Flows under COVID-19

Our daily trackers show outsized EM portfolio outflows, ... but we do not observe other types of flows in real time. We introduce a framework to n...

GRU Podcast: A Discussion With EY On Prioritizing Operational Resilience In The Time Of COVID-19

Jan Bellens, a partner and Global Banking & Capital Markets Sector Leader at EY in New York, joins the GRU podcast to speak with the IIF's Martin Boer about the concept of “Operational Resilience” -  the ability of firms to identify, detect, protect, adapt and respond to, as well as recover and learn from, operational disruptions like COVID-19. 

Saudi Arabia: Strongly Positioned to Respond to Twin Shocks

We project a deep recession in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the plunge in oil prices. Saudi Arabia can accommodate widening deficits given its large financial buffers and low debt. 
 

IIF ESG Webinar: Climate Scenario Analysis and TCFD Reporting

David Lunsford, Head of Climate Strategy & Policy at MSCI Climate Risk Center and the Co-founder of Carbon Delta, joins the IIF's Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Sonja Gibbs, to discuss climate scenario analysis and TCFD reporting.

GMV: COVID-19 and EM Policy Space

  The COVID-19 shock has prompted a historic policy response in the US. Fiscal stimulus will likely take government debt from 80 to 110 p...

China Spotlight: Fiscal Policy Toolbox And Room To Maneuver

This note analyzes the fiscal tools that China has used in recent years and examines whether there is room for further fiscal expansion, especially against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

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