Kristalina Georgieva: A Time of Promise and Danger


April 1, 2021

Kristalina Georgieva says global economy is on firmer footing, but economic fortunes are diverging. (IMF photo)

In This Episode

More than a year into the COVID-19 crisis, signs of a recovery for some countries are slowly beginning to emerge. But in her customary curtain-raiser speech ahead of next week's virtual IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said high uncertainty is one of the greatest dangers facing the global economy.

Go to to follow the Spring Meetings and find all the IMF flagship reports, including the World Economic Outlook, the Global Financial Stability Report, and the Fiscal Monitor.

KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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