Development Finance

IMF: Fiscal policies to support governments now - and in future

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a closed shop after a judge barred Catalan authorities from enforcing a stricter lockdown to residents in the city of Lleida, to control the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Lleida, Spain, July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Fiscal policies need to remain flexible, and be properly managed during COVID-19. Image: REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Victor Gaspar
Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
Gita Gopinath
First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Soaring public debt
The level of rising debt. Image: IMF
Large fiscal packages.
Fiscal measures that have been put in place. Image: IMF
Higher and higher.
The increasing levels of public debt Image: IMF
Debt to stabalize in 2021
How an improving economy could level-out current debt. Image: IMF
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