Date(s) - Monday, October 4th, 2021
5:00 am - 6:30 am

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The session examines how countries can use the recent allocation of $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), mechanisms for wealthy countries to channel more SDRs to vulnerable ones and the need for a new allocation.

Izabella Kaminska, FT Alphaville Editor at Financial Times, will moderate this session. Panelists and respondents include H.E. Dennis Vandi, Minister of Finance, Sierra Leone, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Director of SPR Department, IMF, Nadia Daar, Head of Washington D.C. Office, Oxfam International, Andres Arauz, Former Director General of Banking, Central Bank of Ecuador, George Gray Molina, Director, Strategic Policy and Engagement and Chief Economist, UNDP and Patricia Miranda, Global Advocacy Director, LATINDADD. The event will begin with an opening video from IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

Sponsors: Jubilee USA Network, Action Aid International, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development, Bretton Woods Project, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development -UK, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Christian Aid,, European Network on Debt and Development, FEMNET, Financial Transparency Coalition, Global Policy Forum, GCAP, Jubilee Debt Campaign (UK), Latin American Network for Economic and Social Rights -LATINDADD, Oxfam International, Social Justice in Global Development, Society for International Development, Third World Network

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