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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Economic Forum: In defense of globalization

Economic Forum: In defense of globalization »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 33, Issue 04

Volume/Issue: 33/4

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451935806

Keywords: financial sector, financial system, currency board, human capital, Interview with Eswar Prasad,

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Fundamental Determinants of Inequality and the Role of Government1

Fundamental Determinants of Inequality and the Role of Government1 »

Source: Fundamental Determinants of Inequality and the Role of Government

Volume/Issue: 1998/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451858921

Keywords: Inequality, Social Norms, Role of Governments, Positional Rents, Social Capital, human capital, income distribution, trade theory

This paper discusses the fundamental determinants of inequality. These are identified as world or market forces, social norms, ownership of real and human capital, and the role of government. The change in the rela...

IMF Economic Forum: Do global links call for global economic policy?

IMF Economic Forum: Do global links call for global economic policy? »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 32, Issue 04

Volume/Issue: 32/4

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451935783

Keywords: capital flows, capital inflows, exchange rate, capital market, human capital

When IMF Deputy Managing Director Eduardo Aninat traveled to Latin America in January, he proposed a three-pronged self-help agenda for the continent that internalizes the lessons learned from the recent spate of c...

Honduras
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report

Honduras : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2004/30

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451817072.002

ISBN: 9781451817072

Keywords: maternal mortality, human capital, rural development, health services, live births

The paper reports the progress of the Honduran poverty reduction strategy program, projects, and policy measures. The report provides details on the organization and results of the consultation process, and analyze...

Togo
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Togo : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2014/225

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498305280.002

ISBN: 9781498305280

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, capacity constraints, human capital, cash transfer

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Fundamental Determinants of Inequality and the Role of Government

Fundamental Determinants of Inequality and the Role of Government »

Volume/Issue: 1998/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858921.001

ISBN: 9781451858921

Keywords: Inequality, Social Norms, Role of Governments, Positional Rents, Social Capital, human capital, income distribution, trade theory

This paper discusses the fundamental determinants of inequality. These are identified as world or market forces, social norms, ownership of real and human capital, and the role of government. The change in the rela...

Inequalities and Growth in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Region

Inequalities and Growth in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Region »

Volume/Issue: 2012/290

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Dalmacio Benicio , and Yorbol Yakhshilikov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616359386.001

ISBN: 9781616359386

Keywords: Growth, Inequalities, SACU, human capital, income inequalities, gini, gini coefficient,

This paper applies the work of Berg and Ostry (2011) to the SACU region, to identify how inequalities have played a role in growth in each of these countries, and elaborates policy options to mitigate the effects o...

Inequality of Opportunity, Inequality of Income and Economic Growth

Inequality of Opportunity, Inequality of Income and Economic Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2019/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , and Christian Ebeke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396988.001

ISBN: 9781484396988

Keywords: Income inequality, Economic growth, Income distribution, Income shocks, Human capital, Intergenerational Mobility;Growth;Gini;inequality;elasticity;unequal access;Brueckner

We posit that the relationship between income inequality and economic growth is mediated by the level of equality of opportunity, which we identify with intergenerational mobility. In economies characterized by int...

Inequalities and Growth in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Region

Inequalities and Growth in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Region »

Source: Inequalities and Growth in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Region

Volume/Issue: 2012/290

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Dalmacio Benicio , and Yorbol Yakhshilikov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2012

ISBN: 9781616359386

Keywords: Growth, Inequalities, SACU, human capital, income inequalities, gini, gini coefficient,

This paper applies the work of Berg and Ostry (2011) to the SACU region, to identify how inequalities have played a role in growth in each of these countries, and elaborates policy options to mitigate the effects o...

Inequality of Opportunity, Inequality of Income and Economic Growth

Inequality of Opportunity, Inequality of Income and Economic Growth »

Source: Inequality of Opportunity, Inequality of Income and Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2019/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , and Christian Ebeke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484396988

Keywords: Income inequality, Economic growth, Income distribution, Income shocks, Human capital, Intergenerational Mobility;Growth;Gini;inequality;elasticity;unequal access;Brueckner

We posit that the relationship between income inequality and economic growth is mediated by the level of equality of opportunity, which we identify with intergenerational mobility. In economies characterized by int...