IMF / Western Hemisphere Department’s Regional Economic Outlook

ID

614168

SHOOT DATE

26 Apr 2022

SHOOT LOCATION

Washington, DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF / Western Hemisphere Department’s Regional Economic Outlook
SHOTLIST
RECENT - WASHINGTON DC
1. Wide shot, IMF building Exterior
2. Wide shot, IMF Spring Meetings signage
3. Wide shot, Ilan Goldfajn speaking in studio
26 April 2022, WASHINGTON DC
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ilan Goldfajn, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

“The region is hit by one inflationary shock on top of another, the poor will be hit the hardest. Higher inflation is affecting real incomes in Latin America, especially among the most vulnerable. Policymakers are reacting to this challenge by tightening monetary policy and implementing measures to soften the blow on the most vulnerable and contain the risks of social unrest,”

5. Wide shot, journalist speaking
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ilan Goldfajn, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

“Latin America's growth rebound from the pandemic was strong but is poised to slow even before the war in Ukraine. After a sharp rebound in 2021, growth is returning to its pre-pandemic trend rate as policy shift slowing to 2.5% for 2022,”

7. Wide shot, journalist speaking
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ilan Goldfajn, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
“It will be equally important to implement measures that protect the most vulnerable. This will require strategies that focus on inclusive consolidation. What does that mean? Spending in specific programs, health, education, and public investment should be protected while implementing tax reform, such as strengthening passive income taxes to include those who can afford to pay. This will also bolster growth in an inclusive manner and help countries maintain fiscal sustainability,”
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