International Monetary Fund (IMF) President Georgieva said on the 19th that the new crown epidemic has accelerated the digital transformation of the global economy, and China has made considerable progress in promoting the transformation of the digital economy.
Georgieva said when attending the Boao Forum for Asia 2021 annual meeting via video on the same day that the world is facing many major changes, including the transformation of the world economy from a deep recession to a recovery, the epidemic has accelerated the digital transformation of the economy, and the global economic growth has declined. Carbon and toughness transformation etc.
Georgieva said that in the context of the epidemic, the digital economy is promoting the development of emerging markets. Of the 30 economies whose information technology industry accounts for the leading share of GDP, 13 are emerging economies. Among them, China has made considerable progress in promoting the transformation of the digital economy. She said that in order to further seize this opportunity, governments should expand investment in the smart public sector, especially in digital skills and infrastructure.
Speaking of low-carbon economy, Georgieva said that the IMF welcomes China’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Analysis shows that under the coordinated promotion of green infrastructure construction and supplemented by carbon pricing, global GDP may increase by 0.7% every year in the next 15 years, creating millions of jobs.
Georgieva said that in the great changes in the world, it is very important for countries to maintain unity. By further strengthening global cooperation, the world can seek opportunities amidst changes and build a better future.