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IMF and Africa: Different this time?

IMF and Africa: Different this time?

The relations between the continent and the IMF have often been fraught. But the IMF is increasingly acting as an ally, on debt payment delay, on the climate, on inequality. What has changed?

Kristalina Georgieva

‘Vaccine policy is economic policy’ – IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva

The International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva says the IMF spent nearly $300bn in resuscitating the global economy when Covid-19 struck. There are unorthodox noises being made at the top of the institution best known for austerity in public spending. What comes next as rich countries bounce back and poor countries stay on the mat? And will the IMF run out of money? An exclusive interview with the head of the IMF.