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Video July 15, 2020

Channeling Capital Flows to Developing Countries: Can International Financial Institutions Help?

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced a sharp fall in capital flows to developing countries. Meanwhile, high levels of sovereign and corporate debt in many countries as well as mounting fiscal deficits have raised the need for even more external financing to combat the economic and human costs of the pandemic. On July 15, 2020, this panel of leaders from international financial institutions and well-known academics discussed ways that the international community can help mobilize private capital flows to developing countries.