Global fiscal support during the COVID pandemic, in one chart
Global fiscal support in response to the coronavirus pandemic is now around $9 trillion, according to the IMF - $1 trillion more than April estimates.
Bryn Battersby is a senior economist in the Public Financial Management division of the Fiscal Affairs Department. His current research focuses on the macro-fiscal functions of ministries of finance, including forecasting and fiscal risk analysis. He was previously the resident macro-fiscal advisor at IMF-East AFRITAC and the resident macroeconomic advisor in South Sudan. Prior to joining the Fund, he managed macroeconomic forecasting teams in the Australian Treasury and was a macro-fiscal advisor to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Finance and Treasury and Seychelles Ministry of Finance and Trade.