Exclusive with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva

Despite geopolitical tensions affecting trade and capital flows, the post-COVID global economy has proven to be remarkably resilient, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projecting growth levels exceeding 3 percent for 2024 and 2025. How can economies, especially in emerging and developing countries, tackle low productivity growth and high debt levels? How can China’s new quality productive forces open new opportunities? In this edition of Leaders Talk, Wang Guan sat down with Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund since 2019. Georgieva will serve for a second five-year term from October 1. She praises China for its strong support to the IMF and says that China has maintained a good momentum of development in fields like green economy, digital economy and artificial intelligence. Georgieva contends that the digital and green transformations will present opportunities to boost productivity and improve living standards. In this regard, like in other areas such as poverty eradication, Georgieva says the world can learn from China. “What we learn from China and pass on to other countries is this ability to take the long view,” she said.

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