4th Regional Financing Arrangements’ Research Seminar - 2020


Regional financing arrangements (RFAs) have been holding annual high-level research seminars since 2017.  

This proved to be an effective platform for technical discussions on the crucial issues pertinent to crisis prevention and resolution, which are at the core of the RFAs’ mandates. In recent years, the world has witnessed significant progress towards enhancing the coordination and cooperation within the Global Financial Safety Net. At the recent three seminars, RFA staff, along with delegations from the IMF, EC, ECB and other organizations, have been holding in-depth discussions with academics, applied economists, and policymakers on various topics of common interest. They include efficiency of crisis-time liquidity provision, early warning systems, conditionality design vs. country ownership of financial assistance programmes, accessing sovereign risks, and the role of RFAs in regional economic integration.