On August 23, 2021, the IMF allocated a historic $650 billion worth of SDRs
to its member states, to help countries tackle the economic impact from COVID-19
Although SDRs allocations in many countries will be held by central banks, they have the potential to provide governments with ﬁscal ﬂexibility and support priority spending in low- and middle-income countries. The decisions on how countries use their SDRs are too important to be made opaquely and without public input
, especially when inequality and perceived corruption have already undermined public trust in many governments.
will unpack the policy implications created by the SDRs allocations and identify opportunities to promote equitable and accountable use of these funds
This event will be held in English, French, and Spanish