About 250 delegates from Africa as well as the IMF and the World Bank Group will take part in the debates from August 6 by video conference.
“Protecting Africa’s human capital from Covid-19: saving lives, preserving well-being, safeguarding productivity and jobs. “It is under this theme that the virtual meeting of the African Caucus will be held, as a prelude to the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) scheduled for next October. Nearly 250 delegates from Africa and the Bretton Woods institutions will attend.
According to the press kit of which we have a copy, this meeting will make it possible to “define the vision and ambition for Africa to build and strengthen resilience to future shocks as the region recovers from the Covid pandemic. 19 ”.
For Alamine Ousmane Mey, President of the 2020 African Caucus of the World Bank Group and the IMF, “hosting the African Caucus meeting on Covid-19 confirms the commitment of African governments to implement programs on crisis and prevention in an effective and efficient manner, so that they can fully recover from the pandemic ”.
Thus, the discussions will focus on four axes. Notably, the effectiveness of aid during the pandemic; increasing service delivery in the areas of health, education, water, social protection and the digital economy; macro-fiscal policies and governance; and markets, the private sector and jobs.
Created in 1963, the “African Caucus” was set up with the aim of increasing the voice of African Governors within the two Bretton Woods institutions on development issues of concern to Africa. Membership is open to all African countries that are members of the IMF and the World Bank Group.