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Show of Hands

The conference is wrapping up. Finance Ministers, Central bank governors, and the IMF have issued a joint declaration that makes the following key points:

Morning Update

Stage is set for second day of conference. On the agenda is a keynote speech by UN Deputy Secretary General Asha Rose-Migiro, a plenary session on navigating the tides of globalization, and a concluding

Dealing with shocks

Fascinating discussion at the parallel session on how countries should deal with external shocks.

Aid vs. Investment

Interesting dynamic at the opening plenary session with official participants focusing exclusively on aid and the private sector participants emphasizing the importance for sustained private investment.

Promises that are kept are promises that count....

The morning session of the opening day of the conference is wrapping up.

In the marketplace

Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn met with a cross-section of Tanzanians today to get their perspective of how things are on the ground.

African Impact

We are a week away from the conference and and the discussion about the impact of the financial crisis on Africa is gaining momentum.

Road to Dar es Salaam

In the period before the March 10-11 conference at Dar es Salaam, the Fund will be focusing its attention on policy challenges faced by low-income countries (particularly Africa).

African private sector perspective

The program and participation of the conference is shaping up well. An interesting aspect is the participation of Africa's private sector.

Africa Rising

We're back from Europe. The final stop in London went well, despite the heavy snowfall.

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    Fascinating discussion at the parallel session on how countries should deal with external shocks.