A conversation with
Paul Ross 
Mission Chief for Afghanistan  
International Monetary Fund        

Moderated by
Shuja Nawaz 
Director, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

Afghanistan will soon have a new president tasked to guide the country though a transformational period of economic stabilization. After more than a decade of war, the country has made some progress in reconstruction, development, and lifting incomes with reform efforts and significant international donor support. But many challenges remain including diminished aid flows, corruption, and a continuing insurgency. Now, Afghanistan must improve living standards for Afghans, and sustain its political and security transitions. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently completed its Article IV Consultation, an annual review of the Afghan economy. Mission Chief of Afghanistan Paul Ross will join us to discuss the IMF's findings and the outlook for Afghanistan.

DATE:           Friday, June 27, 2014

TIME:            12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                      (A light lunch will be served)

LOCATION:   Atlantic Council
                    1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
                    Washington, DC 20005

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Paul Ross is the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief for afghanistan. During his IMF career, Ross has had an array of major responsibilities including macroeconomic and financial sector surveillance and policy design, program negotiations and lending, and technical assistance in low- and middle-income countries. He has worked on a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Armenia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, and Turkey. In addition, he has evaluated the IMF’s financial needs, liquidity, and risk management.  Before joining the IMF, Ross worked in the London investment bank S.G. Warburg & Co. Ltd. Ross is a UK national and attended the University College, University of London, and Columbia University.