World Economic Outlook Update, July, 2024: The Global Economy in a Sticky Spot

Global growth is projected to be in line with the April 2024 World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecast, at 3.2 percent in 2024 and 3.3 percent in 2025. Services inflation is holding up progress on disinflation, which is complicating monetary policy normalization.

> World Economic Outlook Update, July, 2024: The Global Economy in a Sticky Spot

Broadening the Gains from Generative AI: The Role of Fiscal Policies

Staff Discussion Note

Fiscal policy has a major role to play in broadening the gains to humanity from generative artificial intelligence. A new report by IMF staff provides analysis and guidance for policymakers as they deal with this transformative technology.

Broadening the Gains from Generative AI: The Role of Fiscal Policies

Promoting Gender Equality and Tackling Demographic Challenges

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Promoting Gender Equality and Tackling Demographic Challenges

Finance & Development, June 2024: An IMF for Tomorrow

The world has changed markedly since the IMF was founded 80 years ago. In the June issue of Finance & Development, we explore how the IMF can evolve to remain effective. As we mark the IMF’s anniversary, F&D examines how the Fund can continue to adapt to the new realities and the changing needs of its 190 members.

Finance & Development, June 2024:An IMF for Tomorrow

The Energy Security Gains from Strengthening Europe's Climate Action

A new paper from IMF staff investigates whether Europe's ongoing efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions can also enhance its energy security. It also discusses the technology, market design, and supply chain reforms that Europe needs for an energy-secure green transition.

The Energy Security Gains from Strengthening Europe's Climate Action

April 2024 Regional Economic Outlooks

Find out the latest economic developments and prospects for countries across all regions in our recently released Regional Economic Outlooks. The reports address regional policy developments and challenges, and provide country-specific data and analysis, including through analytical pieces on issues of interest to each region.

April 2024 Regional Economic Outlooks

Steady but Slow: Resilience amid Divergence

April 2024 World Economic Outlook

The latest World Economic Outlook reports economic activity was surprisingly resilient through the global disinflation of 2022–23, despite significant central bank interest rate hikes to restore price stability. Risks to the global outlook are now broadly balanced compared with last year.

Steady but Slow: Resilience amid Divergence

 

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