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The EMEA webinar “Fragile States post COVID-19: What Stabilization Policies?” discussed the increased fragility in the Middle East and Africa particularly in the context of COVID-19, while addressing the political economy issues and corruption, and provided avenues for stabilisation policies anchored in fiscal policy, trust, governance, and private sector involvement.

Closing the EMEA webinar “Fragile States post COVID-19: What Stabilization Policies?” the President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA, Prof. Rym Ayadi, highlighted: “To move states from the fragility-failure trap: 1) understanding culture and contexts is prerequisite; 2) transparency and accountability are essential to build trust to cement the social fabric”.

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Moderator: Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Professor at the Business School (Former CASS), City University of London

Panellist(s):    

Ralph Chami, Assistant Director, International Monetary Fund and member of EMEA Advisory Board

Raphael Espinoza, Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund and University of Oxford

Prof. Robert Klitgaard, Professor, Claremond Graduate University, USA

Prof. Thomas Risse, Professor, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Mario Mansour, Director, Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Centre, International Monetary Fund

Daouda Sembene, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Global Development, USA

Discussant (s): Cinzia Alcidi, Director of Research, Head of the Economic Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Belgium.

The webinar was organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA and took place on Thursday 25 March at 15:00 CET on Zoom.

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