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July 19, 2017

Women Are Key for Future Growth : Evidence from Canada

How important are female workers for economic growth? This IMF Working Paper presents empirical evidence that an increase in female labor force participation is positively associated with labor productivity growth.  

June 30, 2017

Finance and Development, June 2017

This issue of F&D examines the economic opportunities and challenges of millennials, who will try to earn a living in a work world decidedly different from the one their parents inhabited. 

Inequality and Fiscal Policy

The sizeable increase in income inequality experienced in advanced economies and many parts of the world since the 1990s and the severe consequences of the global economic and financial crisis have brought distributional issues to the top of the policy agenda.

Inequality and Labor Market Institutions

This paper studies the causes of the rise in inequality and focus on the role played by labor market institutions in 20 advanced economies during 1980–2010.

Senegal: Achieving High and Inclusive Growth While Preserving Fiscal Sustainability

Senegal’s recent growth performance from the perspective of its poverty-reducing and distributional characteristics has been mixed. Poverty has fallen in the last two decades, although poverty reduction has slowed significantly in recent years.

Finance & Development: Focus on Inequality

This issue of Finance & Development, All for One: Why inequality throws us off balance, looks at income inequality around the world and how it matters.

Making Growth Inclusive in Peru

The government recently created the Ministry of Social Development and Inclusion with an ambitious agenda to accelerate poverty reduction and achieve inclusive growth.

Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Despite its vast oil wealth, central Africa still struggles to sustain strong, inclusive economic growth or to generate sufficient employment opportunities, particularly for its fast-growing youth population.

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2015 : Tackling Challenges Together

The report covers the work of the IMF's Executive Board and contains financial statements for the year May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2015.

Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

This book looks at inclusive growth policies to address inequality in commodity-exporting countries, particularly natural resource rich countries.

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