IMF / $50 Billion Proposal, Cameroon, and India

ID

586682

SHOOT DATE

10 Jun 2021

SHOOT LOCATION

WASHINGTON DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF / $50 Billion Proposal, Cameroon, and India
SHOTLIST
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1. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
2. Wide shot, IMF logo on building

10 June 2021, WASHINGTON DC

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesperson

“IMF staff have put forward a very concrete proposal for a coordinated strategy to essentially end the pandemic in 2022. We put out the very specific measures that we think are required in terms of vaccination. 40 percent of the population in every country to be vaccinated by the end of 2021. 60 percent of the population in every country to be vaccinated by the end by the middle of 2022. We have put a financing number behind that, a price tag if you like, of $50 billion. We have broken down how we think that can be provided. The bulk of that, the vast majority of that should come in grant form for the most vulnerable countries. We've talked about the massive economic potential economic return on the $50 billion somewhere in the region of $9 trillion by 2025.”

4. Wide Shot, Gerry Rice speaking
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesperson

“We are aware of a recent investigation that the Cameroonian authorities launched regarding the use of emergency financing disbursements that were approved last year, again to help Cameroon address the pandemic. And again, we have been stressing the importance of good governance, a proper use around these funds. It's something we've been emphasizing repeatedly. We don't want accountability and transparency to take a back seat in this crisis.”

6. Wide shot, Gerry Rice speaking
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesperson

“The IMF welcomes the Indian government's announcement to facilitate access to vaccinations and to provide additional support to minimize the social cost of the pandemic and to relieve the human, the very human costs of the pandemic. We strongly welcome the government's announcement on that point. On the Indian economy, the second wave, which you mentioned, and associated containment measures suggest a sharp fall in economic activity and we will be revising India's growth forecast next month in the update to the World Economic Outlook, that's coming up shortly,”

RECENT - WASHINGTON DC

8. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
9. Wide shot, IMF logo on building
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