Strengthening the Credibility of Public Finances
IMF October 2021 Fiscal Monitor

Thursday 28 October, 2021
09:00-10:00 EDT (Washington)
14:00-15:00 BST (London)
15:00-16:00 CEST (Geneva) 

Many countries find themselves in a situation where fiscal support is still invaluable to protect lives and livelihoods. At the same time, governments are also facing questions on their elevated debt and gross financing needs. This report provides countries with guidance on how they can both avoid withdrawing fiscal support too early, and yet signal to the public that their debt levels are sustainable in the long run. To commit to future deficit reduction, governments have several instruments, including undertaking structural fiscal reforms (such as pension reform or subsidies reform), pre-legislating changes to taxes or spending, and committing to fiscal rules that lead to deficit reduction in the future.

Join Raphael Espinoza, Giancarlo Corsetti and Beatrice Weder di Mauro in this joint seminar on the IMF's latest Fiscal Monitor.


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