IMF / Financing the COVID-19 Response and Resilient Recovery

ID

571455

SHOOT DATE

30 Oct 2020

SHOOT LOCATION

WASHINGTON DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF / Financing the COVID-19 Response and Resilient Recovery
SHOTLIST
RECENT - WASHINGTON DC
1. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
2. Wide shot, IMF logo on building

30 OCTOBER 2020, WASHINGTON DC

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF
“This is a crisis like no other. And therefore, the response has to be like no other. That translates into uniform acceptance that this is going to be a long ascent, uncertain, uneven, prone to setbacks. In other words, the recovery is not going to be, across the world, as rapid as the drop of output has been”
4. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF
“The IMF has provided financial lifelines to 81 countries. Small number of those countries are strong fundamentals where we just increase their buffers. Majority are countries that are faced with difficulties. Forty-eight of these countries are low income countries. I can genuinely say, you know it very well never in the history of the fund we have done so much so quickly for low income countries. On average, 10 times more than we would lend in a year. Now, that was and remains critically important to stabilize countries against the shock”
6. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF
“I'm on the view that this crisis has told us straight we are interdependent and in fact, it gives us a chance to build this multilateralism on common interest and our institution has a very important role to play. The simplest way to make the case is by being effective, which means that you would see us very engaged with these countries on good policies and good governance,”

8. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF
“The recovery is once in a lifetime opportunity as we deploy massive stimulus to support a transformation in the economy. In other words, don't recover what we had before this crisis. Do better: green economy, one that is digitally enabled everywhere, and a fairer economy,”

RECENT - WASHINGTON DC
10. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
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