Event Recap

New Atlanticist

Apr 27, 2020

IMF managing director urges more global action to soften coronavirus’ economic toll

By David A. Wemer

As the global economy continues to absorb the shock of the coronavirus pandemic, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva urged policymakers to commit more money to recovery efforts. “Do as much as you can,” she said on April 27, “then do a little bit more.”

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

The coronavirus pandemic triggered the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression. The International Monetary Fund’s Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, led her institution’s work to help save the global economy. The IMF leveraged the full capacity of the institution’s $1 trillion in financial firepower, from emergency financing to debt relief. What’s next for the IMF as the economic impact of the crisis spreads across the world? Can the global economy recover soon? How might ‘the Great Lockdown’ reshape globalization, trade, and the future of work?

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva joined a live discussion on the IMF’s COVID-19 response and the way forward for the global economy.

This timely discussion is part of the new #ACFrontPage event series, a live ideas platform spotlighting global leaders who are championing constructive solutions to global challenges.

An #ACFrontPage Event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.

Keynote speaker

Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director
International Monetary Fund

Conversation with

Frederick Kempe
President & CEO
Atlantic Council


Josh Lipsky
Director of Programs and Policy, Global Business & Economics Program
Atlantic Council