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			: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/CPVIEAEX.073

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

The Disconcerting Pyramids of Poverty and Inequality of Sub-Saharan Africa

The Disconcerting Pyramids of Poverty and Inequality of Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The Disconcerting Pyramids of Poverty and Inequality of Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paulo Lopes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860665

Keywords: inequality, social expenditure, HIV/AIDS, life expectancy, infant mortality, hiv, General Welfare, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

Poverty and inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) should not be ascertained only on the basis of scarce and unreliable income distribution statistics, but should also take into account social conditions. Recent, w...

Financing Uganda'S Poverty Reduction Strategy

Financing Uganda'S Poverty Reduction Strategy »

Source: Financing Uganda'S Poverty Reduction Strategy : Is Aid Causing More Pain Than Gain?

Volume/Issue: 2004/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mwanza Nkusu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451858457

Keywords: and poverty, reer, exchange rate, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, real effective exchange rate, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Welfare and Poverty: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Uganda's market-friendly development strategy and poverty reduction agenda have attracted large financial inflows, including aid. During 2000-02, concerns about a possible aid-induced Dutch disease were heightened...

Financing Uganda'S Poverty Reduction Strategy
			: Is Aid Causing More Pain Than Gain?

Financing Uganda'S Poverty Reduction Strategy : Is Aid Causing More Pain Than Gain? »

Volume/Issue: 2004/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mwanza Nkusu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858457.001

ISBN: 9781451858457

Keywords: and poverty, reer, exchange rate, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, real effective exchange rate, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Welfare and Poverty: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Uganda's market-friendly development strategy and poverty reduction agenda have attracted large financial inflows, including aid. During 2000-02, concerns about a possible aid-induced Dutch disease were heightened...

Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending

Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending »

Volume/Issue: 2003/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843149.001

ISBN: 9781451843149

Keywords: capital deepening, gini coefficient, dependent variable, statistics, unequal societies, social security, Welfare and Poverty: General, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

The paper examines empirically the question of whether more unequal societies spend more on income redistribution than their more egalitarian counterparts. Theoretical arguments on this issue are inconclusive. The...

International Trade and Poverty Alleviation

International Trade and Poverty Alleviation »

Volume/Issue: 2001/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geoffrey Bannister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847512.001

ISBN: 9781451847512

Keywords: trade reform, effects of trade liberalization, trade reforms, Welfare and Poverty: General,

Empirical studies suggest that trade reform has a positive effect on employment and income for the poor; however, there are winners and losers. If the transitional costs of trade liberalization fall disproportionat...

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis
			: A Suggested Framework

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis : A Suggested Framework »

Volume/Issue: 2003/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shahabuddin Hossain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859935.001

ISBN: 9781451859935

Keywords: Poverty and social impact analysis, incidence analysis, computable general-equilibrium models, equivalent variation, effective taxes, linear expenditure system, value-added tax, expenditure, household groups, distributional impact

Following the adoption by the international community of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) approach, which provides the basis for concessional lending by the multilateral institutions, there has been a re...

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis
			: Linking Macroeconomic Policies to Poverty Outcomes:  Summary of Early Experiences

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis : Linking Macroeconomic Policies to Poverty Outcomes: Summary of Early Experiences »

Volume/Issue: 2003/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Caroline Kende-Robb

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846348.001

ISBN: 9781451846348

Keywords: Macroeconomic policies, expenditure, expenditures, impact analysis, household surveys, Welfare and Poverty: General, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

The objective of this paper is to present some early experiences of poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) from the PRGF-supported programs in the African Department. The paper illustrates that many staff countr...

Short- and Long-Term Poverty and Social Policy in a 'Snakes and Ladders' Model of Growth

Short- and Long-Term Poverty and Social Policy in a 'Snakes and Ladders' Model of Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2001/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alfredo Cuevas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858570.001

ISBN: 9781451858570

Keywords: social insurance, income distribution, social safety nets, social safety net, Welfare and Poverty: General, One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models,

Throughout the world, the great popularity of programs to protect those who may fall into poverty stands in contrast with the weakness of policies aimed at helping individuals who are already poor to overcome long-...

Subsidy Reforms and Poverty Alleviation

Subsidy Reforms and Poverty Alleviation »

Volume/Issue: 2001/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chandra Bhambhri , and Parkash Chander

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854909.001

ISBN: 9781451854909

Keywords: subsidy, reforms, quality, deadweight loss, budgetary constraints, fiscal savings, fiscal balance, Consumer Economics: Theory, Publicly Provided Private Goods, Fiscal Policies And Behavior Of Economic Agents

This paper presents a general framework for characterizing the optimal pattern of subsidies for poverty alleviation under budgetary constraints and suggests possible reforms for the existing pattern of subsidies. T...