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The Global Economy in 2024: Turning a Corner?


M. Ayhan Kose, Deputy Chief Economist and Director of the Prospects Group, World Bank Group

Charles Collyns, Senior Advisor, Econofact; Former Director of the Independent Evaluation Office, International Monetary Fund

Hanan Morsy, Deputy Executive Secretary (Programme) and Chief Economist, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Director, Latin American Initiative and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development

The world economy is facing a turbulent period: Global growth is projected to remain subdued in 2024, given tight monetary policy and more restrictive credit, and downside risks abound—from escalating conflict in the Middle East to financial stress, a weakening Chinese economy, and climate-related disasters. There are bright spots however: Inflation is expected to continue declining, and most forecasters see stronger global growth in 2025 if monetary policy loosens in advanced economies.

To navigate this unsettled, difficult period, how can policymakers need to make their economies more resilient to shocks while implementing comprehensive structural reforms to boost long-term growth prospects? And can the global economy finally move past these overlapping crises to turn a corner? Join CGD for a discussion of these issues based on the World Bank’s January 2024 “Global Economic Prospects” report.

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