A Conversation with Dominique Strauss-Kahn on the Impact of the Financial Crisis on Low-Income Countries
On March 3, the Brookings Institution hosted Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, for a discussion on the impact of the fiancial crisis on low-income countries.
Mr. Strauss-Kahn presented the findings from a new IMF study and discussed how low-income countries and the international community can best respond to the policy challenges posed by the global crisis. The event also previewed a major IMF conference in Tanzania, to be held March 10-11, at which 300 regional and global leaders will discuss how Africa can preserve the economic achievements of the past decade.
Following the managing director’s remarks, a panel of Brookings experts and Mr. Strauss-Kahn continued the discussion on related financial crisis issues, including the impact on various regions; the role of the G-20 in responding to the crisis; and the outlook for developing countries.