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De Rato pledges to help Africa boost growth, cut poverty, and improve health and education

De Rato pledges to help Africa boost growth, cut poverty, and improve health and education »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 33, Issue 16

Volume/Issue: 33/16

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451968774

Keywords: poverty reduction, poverty reduction strategy, country ownership, macroeconomic policy, low-income countries

In July, the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) released the findings of its review of the IMF-World Bank’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) process and the IMF’s Poverty Reductio...

Defining, Measuring and Alleviating Poverty in an Economy in Transition

Defining, Measuring and Alleviating Poverty in an Economy in Transition »

Source: Defining, Measuring and Alleviating Poverty in an Economy in Transition : The Case of Lithuania

Volume/Issue: 1994/116

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Cornelius

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

ISBN: 9781451942248

Keywords: social safety net, social benefits, poverty line, social assistance, distribution of income

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

Djibouti's Quest for Inclusive Growth

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Source: Djibouti's Quest for Inclusive Growth

Volume/Issue: 2017/270

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331118

Keywords: Middle East, Djibouti, Poverty reduction, growth, inclusiveness, inequality, General, Aggregate Factor Income Distribution, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

The paper reviews Djibouti's macroeconomic reforms aimed at achieving middle-income status as envisaged in Vision Djibouti 2035, the authorities' development strategy. In this context, the paper reviews policy opti...

Does Corruption Affect Income Inequality and Poverty?

Does Corruption Affect Income Inequality and Poverty? »

Source: Does Corruption Affect Income Inequality and Poverty?

Volume/Issue: 1998/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

ISBN: 9781451849844

Keywords: income inequality, poverty, social spending, gini coefficient, heteroscedasticity, statistic, correlation

This paper demonstrates that high and rising corruption increases income inequality and poverty by reducing economic growth, the progressivity of the tax system, the level and effectiveness of social spending, and...

Does Trade and Technology Transmission Facilitate Inequality Convergence? An Inquiry into the Role of Technology in Reducing the Poverty of Nations

Does Trade and Technology Transmission Facilitate Inequality Convergence? An Inquiry into the Role of Technology in Reducing the Poverty of Nations »

Source: Does Trade and Technology Transmission Facilitate Inequality Convergence? An Inquiry into the Role of Technology in Reducing the Poverty of Nations

Volume/Issue: 2007/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gouranga Gopal Das

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865806

Keywords: Inequality, Spillover, Institution, Gini Coefficient, Skill Cohorts, Growth, tfp, economic growth, global trade, trade openness

Based on stylized evidence showing variation of the Gini coefficient of income inequality across skill cohorts and on the rapid rise in trade in technology-intensive goods, the ripple effects of technology transmis...

Economic Forum: Panel considers civil society’s involvement in issues of global financial governance

Economic Forum: Panel considers civil society’s involvement in issues of global financial governance »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 08

Volume/Issue: 30/8

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451933130

Keywords: low-income countries, economic outlook, poverty reduction, central bank governors, trade liberalization

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...

Executive Board to focus on benefits of globalization, IMF lending facilities

Executive Board to focus on benefits of globalization, IMF lending facilities »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 29, Issue 23

Volume/Issue: 29/23

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451924909

Keywords: debt, debt relief, poverty reduction, poverty reduction strategies, low-income countries

Jack Boorman has been Director of the IMF’s Policy Development and Review (PDR) Department since August 1990. PDR plays a central role in the design, implementation, and evaluation of IMF policies relating t...

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

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Source: Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

Volume/Issue: 2015/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Vargas , and Santiago Garriga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513529608

Keywords: Inequality, income, household income, income distribution, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

We investigate the factors driving Bolivia's success in reducing inequality and poverty during the last 15 years. Our evidence suggests that the reduction was driven mainly by labor income growth at the bottom end...

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: Selected Issues

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Source: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2015/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513547725

Keywords: poverty, income, inequality, poverty reduction, income inequality

This Selected Issues paper reviews the evolution of inequality in Ethiopia and discusses the role of various macroeconomic policies as well as structural factors. With a Gini coefficient of 30, Ethiopia remains amo...

Financial Development, Inequality and Poverty

Financial Development, Inequality and Poverty »

Source: Financial Development, Inequality and Poverty : Some International Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2016/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , and RuiXin Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498359283

Keywords: Financial Development, Income Inequality, Poverty, stock, market, General, All Countries,

This paper provides evidence on the link between financial development and income distribution. Several dimensions of financial development are considered: financial access, efficiency, stability, and liberalizatio...