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Global Economy in 2019: What Policymakers Need to Know


Ayhan Kose, Director, Prospects Group, World Bank

Anne-Marie Gulde, Deputy Director, African Department, IMF

Dawn Holland, Chief of Global Economic Monitoring Branch, Economic Analysis and Policy Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations 

Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Senior Fellow and Director of the Latin America Initiative, Center for Global Development

Sudhir Shetty, Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank


Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development

Global growth is expected to slow down over the next two years. Trade and investment flows are likely to be more moderate and access to finance more difficult. Risks to the global economic outlook include greater volatility in financial markets, trade tensions, and heightened policy uncertainty.

Given these challenges, policymakers in emerging market and developing economies need to strengthen monetary and fiscal policy frameworks that will help them to cope with these uncertainties. At the same time, they must also focus on long-term growth prospects by taking steps to improve competitiveness, adaptability to technological change, and trade openness.

Join experts from the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, and CGD as we explore how global policymakers can best manage economic challenges in the coming year.

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