Covid-19 is exacerbating social and economic inequalities across the world. Developing countries face particularly severe constraints to economic policy-making. There has been a dramatic reversal of capital flows in the wake of the pandemic and many developing countries have experienced currency depreciation as well as severe debt and liquidity problems. As fiscal spaces have become constrained, activists, academics, and policy-makers are calling for debt moratoria, debt relief and IMF support.
At the same time, feminist economists across the world have been pointing to the fact that COVID-19 also exacerbates gender inequalities, because of the uneven impact of the lockdown on women.
This webinar brings these two perspectives together to unpack the economic and financial consequences of the pandemic on developing economies and women in developing economies in particular. This will also open a discussion on what kinds of policies at the global and domestic level are necessary to address the challenges developing countries, and in particular women in developing countries, face.
Daniela Gabor is a Professor of Economics and Macro-Finance at the University of West England, Bristol. She has published extensively on central banking in crisis, on the governance of global banks and the IMF, and on shadow banking and repo markets.
Crystal Simeoni is Director of NAWI: Afrifem Macroeconomics, where she works on women’s rights and macroeconomic policy at the regional and global level. Simeoni previously served as Head of Advocacy and lead on Economic Justice at FEMNET, one of Africa’s largest women’s rights networks, and a Policy Lead for the thematic area on international financial architecture at the Tax Justice Network Africa.
Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven - Department of Politics
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