The COVID-19 health and economic crisis has once again focused attention on the fickleness of capital flows and the need to have an adequate policy toolkit to manage the risks that stem from these flows, while maximising their benefits.
The road towards central bank digital currencies
As central banks move towards integrating central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in national financial systems, Bitt.com’s Simon Chantry focuses on the network effects that may encourage their adoption and use in part two of his two-part series.
Digital credentials and privacy in the time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the debate around how much personal data we want or need to share to contribute to the continued health of our communities. Heather Dahl describes how privacy-preserving digital security technologies can help us to respect public health and safety measures while protecting our privacy.
How can we solve the blockchain conundrum?
Everledger CEO Leanne Kemp discusses the advantages and potential dangers of blockchain and gives her perspective on how the OECD can help ensure the benefits this technology can bring to reach as many people in the world as possible.
Unlocking the full potential of sustainable finance
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing has grown considerably and is fast becoming mainstream. Yet market participants across the board are missing the relevant, comparable ESG data they need to properly inform decisions, manage risks, measure outcomes, and align investments with sustainable, long-term value. OECD's Greg Medcraft summarises the findings in the 2020 OECD Business and Finance Outlook.
Responding to COVID-19 challenges: Cash buffers for a rainy day
The COVID-19 pandemic is posing many challenges for the economy and public financial management systems. Yasemin Hurcan, Fatos Koc and Emre Balibek talk about how "cash buffers" can help governments mitigate short-term liquidity needs.