IMF / Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook Press Briefing

ID

571087

SHOOT DATE

22 Oct 2020

SHOOT LOCATION

Washington D.C., United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF / Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook Press Briefing
SHOTLIST
RECENT - WASHINGTON DC
1. Pan right shot, IMF building exterior with annual meetings signage
2. Close-up shot, IMF logo on building
3. Wide shot, Maria Candia and Alejandro Werner in IMF studio

22 OCTOBER 2020, WASHINGTON DC

4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
““The regional GDP in 2020 will contract by 8.1 percent. Contrary to other recessions, employment decreased even more, 20 percent as an average in larger countries and up to 40 percent in the case of Peru,”
5. Wide shot, Alejandro Werner speaking
6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
““A total of about 30 million jobs were lost in the second quarter of the year in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The hardest hit were female, young, and low educated workers. Which is why social indicators will truly show losses during this pandemic and the major challenge is to see how to boost a dynamic to improve social indicators as well as poverty indicators such to reverse the shock caused by the pandemic,”
7. Wide shot, Alejandro Werner, Maria Candia, and reporter
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
“In the first stages of the pandemic, from the fund we provided important emergency financing for the region for about one billion dollars. We are continuing to work with other countries in the region both at the bilateral level and regional level to explore the possibilities to help the Caribbean countries in this what we call it the second stage of the pandemic after the rapid financing instruments have been deployed. All ideas are on the table and basically, we need to find a let's say a framework for engagement that eventually will allow the region to weather the effects of the pandemic,”
9. Wide shot, reporter on screen
10. Wide shot, Alejandro Werner speaking
11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
“We believe that policies should be centered around pandemic containment and helping recovery. We should not withdraw prematurely fiscal support, obviously, also bearing in mind fiscal restrictions faced by countries and the lack of financing availability. This support to demand and household should be accompanied by explicit commitments through laws clearly communicated in order to consolidate and remake fiscal space in the short term,”
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12. Medium shot, Annual meetings signage on IMF building
13. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
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