American University of Beirut

The IMF and Fragile States


Le Cercle des Economistes Arabes and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in partnership with the Applied Economics and Development research group at the American University of Beirut (AED-AUB) and Banque BEMO launched on the 31stof July 2018 the evaluation report entitled “The IMF and Fragile States” at the Michel and Sherine Bayoud Lecture Hall at AUB. 

The launching showcased the findings of the report and was followed by a discussion that brought together local and international experts to discuss the issue of fragility, financial stability and the IMF and the way forward. Keynote speakers included Mr. Charles Collyns, Director of the IEO, Mr. Shinji Takagi, Assistant Director of the IEO, Mr. Samir Aita, President of the Cercle des Economistes Arabes, Dr. Saladin Hadeethi, Director of debt at the Iraq Ministry of Finance, and Dr. Riad Obegi, President of Banque BEMO. 

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