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A Fork in the Road, China’s Relationship with Africa

May 26, 2016

Chinese workers from the Zhongyuan Petroleum Exploration Bureau (ZPEB) of Sinopec and Sudanese workers drill an oil well in South Sudan (F&D June 2016).

Slumping Chinese demand has African economies scrambling to find alternate sources of revenue. In this podcast, we speak with Roger Nord, Deputy Director of the African Department in the IMF, and coauthor of A Fork in the Road, published in the June 2016 issue of Finance and Development magazine.


Roger Nord, IMF Deputy Director, African Department

Refugee Crisis Taking Toll on Jordan, Imad Fakhoury

May 20, 2016

Syrian refugees wait to cross to a camp in Jordan. The wave of refugees is costing Jordan an average of $2 billion per year. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

Of the 5 million people fleeing civil war in Syria, more than a million have ended up in Jordan. The refugee crisis has hit host countries like Jordan hard. Imad Fakhoury, Jordan’s minister of planning, joined a seminar about Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis, at the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings. In this podcast, Fakhoury talks about the impacts of the refugee crisis on Jordan.


Imad Fakhoury, Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation

Kemi Adeosun, on Nigeria’s Dwindling Oil Revenues

May 13, 2016

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s Finance Minister, IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings (IMF photo)

As Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun is charged with navigating Africa’s largest oil producer through the biggest oil price slump in decades. In this podcast, Adeosun talks about the need to diversify government revenues, and how inclusive growth can stem rising insecurity. Adeosun joined a panel discussion about sub-Saharan Africa during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.


Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s Finance Minister

Weakening Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Calls for Policy Reset

May 03, 2016

Road building project in Marsabit, Kenya. While commodity slump takes toll, some countries benefit from infrastructure investments (photo: Zhou Xiaoxiong/Xinhua Press/Corbis)

The IMF's latest regional economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa predicts a second difficult year as the region is hit by multiple shocks. In this Podcast, we speak with the IMF`s Celine Allard, who oversaw the writing of the report.


Céline Allard, Head of the Regional Studies Division in the IMF’s African Department

Raghuram Rajan, on the Global Financial Safety Net

April 27, 2016

Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Rajan says the Global Financial Safety Net needs to be stronger.

In this Podcast, we speak with Raghu Rajan, India’s central bank governor about the Global Financial Safety Net. Rajan is charged with securing monetary stability in one of the world’s largest Emerging Market economies, at a time when others are stumbling in the face of difficult global economic trends. Rajan participated in a seminar entitled Fortifying the Global Financial Safety Net, during the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings.


Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India


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