Analytical Corner - Session 2: Inequality

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Informality and Development in North Africa

The presentation will assess the extent to which informality in North Africa countries is explained by their level of development, as opposed to policy distortions, and discuss what are the main policy measures needed to reduce “excess informality” in North Africa countries.

Speakers

Hippolyte Balima

Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF



Epidemics, Gender, and Human Capital

Epidemics have a long-term impact on human capital formation, hurting #girlseducation particularly in developing countries. Our presentation discusses how this time around with #COVID19 it can be different with the right policies in place.

This presentation will be based on the IMF forthcoming paper: Epidemics, Gender, and Human Capital, author by Fabrizio, S., Gomes, D., Meyimdjui, C., and Tavares, M.M.

Speakers

Carine Meyimdjui

Strategy Policy and Review Department, IMF

Diego Gomes

Strategy Policy and Review Department, IMF

Presenters in Q&A

Stefania Fabrizio

Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, IMF

Marina M. Tavares

Research Department, IMF



Measuring Inequality in Real Time Using Big Data

How do we measure inequality and income divergences in real time, especially in the face of a rapidly evolving pandemic? A team of IMF economists leveraged big data to build an innovative model that allows seeing where gaps are widening and why, providing a valuable timely tool for policymaking.

Speakers

Ting Lan

Statistics Department, IMF

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Informality and Development in North Africa

Epidemics, Gender, and Human Capital

Measuring Inequality in Real Time Using Big Data