Public Lecture - Overview of the IMF and its role in Georgia

1 March 2024

On March 1, at Caucasus University was held a meeting with Andrew Jewell - the IMF’s resident representative for Georgia. Andrew Jewell was hosted by Soso Berikashvili, the dean of the Caucasus School of Economics.


At the meeting were discussed the following topics: Where does the IMF get its money?,What are its objectives?,What is the status of Georgia’s IMF program?.


Andrew Jewell  was previously the resident representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since joining the Fund in 2010, he has worked on debt sustainability issues in low-income countries and has been a senior economist on Algeria, Belgium, France, Latvia, and Ireland. Prior to the IMF, he spent ten years as an economist at the U.S. Treasury Department, including as the Treasury’s Paris Club negotiator, and three years as a financial analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a master’s degree in international relations and economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. 


These and other questions will be discussed – in an interactive quiz format.