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EMnet Virtual Meeting - Economic and Business Insights: COVID-19 and Emerging Markets - 19 May 2020

 

OECD EMnet Virtual Meeting

Economic and Business Insights: COVID-19 and Emerging Markets

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | 15:00 - 16:30 (Paris time)

 


 

Opening remarks and launch of the EMnet Business Insights 2020 report

Bathylle Missika, Head of the Networks, Partnerships and Gender Division; OECD Development Centre 

 

The impact of COVID-19 on business in emerging markets

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has set off a global social and economic crisis, with unprecedented effects in emerging and developing economies where forecasts are troubling and recessions potentially looming. The pandemic will also have a major negative effect on businesses, given the large breakdown in demand and significant changes in global supply chains. Beyond the immediate impact which we see unfolding, much remains uncertain. Policy responses will certainly dictate both the degree of impact and the shape of the ‘new normal’ to come.

Building on the key findings of the new EMnet report ‘Business Insights on Emerging Markets 2020’ and on the latest analysis from the OECD Development Centre on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, Asia and Latin America, this session will discuss what can be done to enhance resilience and encourage a sustainable recovery in emerging markets.

 

Moderator: Lorenzo Pavone,Deputy Head of the Networks, Partnerships and Gender Division; OECD Development Centre

 

Speakers:

  • Arthur Minsat, Head, Europe, Middle East and Africa Unit; OECD Development Centre
  • Kensuke Tanaka, Head, Asia Unit; OECD Development Centre
  • Sebastián Nieto-Parra, Head, Latin America and the Caribbean Unit; OECD Development Centre

 

Discussant:

  • Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer, Director, Emerging Markets Institute at the SC Johnson College of Business; Cornell University

 

Open discussion: 

  • Interactive discussion session with online participants 

 

Wrap up and closing remarks

Lorenzo Pavone,Deputy Head of the Networks, Partnerships and Gender Division; OECD Development Centre

  

For more information, please contact the EMnet team on devemnet@oecd.org

 

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