IMF / Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook Spring Meetings 2021

ID

582663

SHOOT DATE

11 Apr 2021

SHOOT LOCATION

WASHINGTON DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF / Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook Spring Meetings 2021
SHOTLIST
RECENT - WASHINGTON DC
1. Wide shot, IMF building Exterior
2. Wide shot, IMF building exterior with Spring Meetings signage
3. Wide shot, Press Officer on camera

11 April 2021, WASHINGTON DC

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund.
“Overall, real GDP growth for the Middle East, North Africa region is expected to pick up to 4% in 2021. In the Caucasus and Central Asia, output is projected to rise by 3.7% in 2021, returning to its pre-crisis level. Yet the outlook remains highly uncertain with the past of the pandemic and vaccination and available policy space all having a significant impact on individual country forecasts,”
5. Long shot, Journalist on camera

6. SOUNBITE (English) Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund.
“One particular concern going forward is rising government debt and growing financing pressures that have worsened in the last year. And this will constraint further policy actions. This is particularly important considering the risk of a rapid rise in U.S. bond yields, which could lead to tighter financial conditions, renewed capital outflow and higher sovereign spreads. Addressing these and other challenges will help shape the region's future,”
7. Long shot, Taline Koranchelian speaking

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund.

“To exit the crisis, securing access to vaccine and supporting health system remain the most urgent imperatives. Accelerating vaccinations could boost GDP growth by 1% by 2022. Regional and international cooperation will be critical to ensuring that low-income countries are not left behind,”



9. Long shot, Wafa Amr speaking

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund.

““Last year, the IMF supported the region with 17 billion dollars of financing. As countries move into the recovery phase, we remain committed, we are the partner to the region, to support the region emerge from this crisis and build a better future,”

RECENT - WASHINGTON DC

11. Wide shot, IMF building exterior with virtual Spring Meetings signage
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