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

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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...

Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis1

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Source: Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Shamsuddin Tareq , Andrew Berg , Victor Lledo , Antonio Spilimbergo , Rolando Ossowski , Irene Yackovlev , Norbert Funke , Alejandro Hajdenberg , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2009

ISBN: 9781462335404

Keywords: Emerging markets, Financial crisis, Cross country analysis, Commodities, Commodity price fluctuations, Developing countries, Infrastructure, Government expenditures, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets

The global financial crisis poses significant challenges to fiscal policies in Sub-Saharan African countries. Growth will weaken considerably as export prices and volumes, remittances, tourism, and capital flows de...

Globalization and the Future of Social Protection1

Globalization and the Future of Social Protection1 »

Source: Globalization and the Future of Social Protection

Volume/Issue: 2000/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451842890

Keywords: Government expenditures, Taxes, globalization, welfare state, tax expenditure, regulations, public spending, social expenditure, expenditures, tax expenditures

Social protection in industrial countries has been provided through regulations, tax expenditures, and public spending. This paper argues that globalization will affect governments' ability to continue providing th...

Reallocating Public Spending to Reduce Income Inequality: Can It Work?

Reallocating Public Spending to Reduce Income Inequality: Can It Work? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Djeneba Doumbia , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513511863.001

ISBN: 9781513511863

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial crises, Expenditure efficiency, Unemployment, Education spending, Income inequality, public spending reallocation, institutions, WP, health spend

Can a government reduce income inequality by changing the composition of public spending while keeping the total level of expenditure fixed? Using newly assembled data on spending composition for 83 countries acros...

Tracking of Poverty-Reducing Public Spending in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Tracking of Poverty-Reducing Public Spending in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2001/004

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498328081.007

ISBN: 9781498328081

Keywords: Government expenditures, Heavily indebted poor countries, Poverty, Financial management information systems, West African Economic and Monetary Union, Social safety nets, Social indicators, Budget execution, PP, PEM

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Republic of Armenia
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report

Republic of Armenia : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2005/175

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 June 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451801576.002

ISBN: 9781451801576

Keywords: expenditures, social insurance, expenditure, social expenditures, social security

This paper evaluates Armenia's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Progress Report covering August 2003-December 2004. The developments in 2003-04 are rather reassuring. The resulting pattern, overall, is more...

Republic of Armenia
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report

Republic of Armenia : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2006/239

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451801620.002

ISBN: 9781451801620

Keywords: expenditures, social insurance, social expenditures, expenditure, budget expenditures

The Armenian government adopted the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), and the first years of the PRSP implementation have evidently resulted in the significant reduction of both poverty and extreme poverty....

Republic of Congo
			: Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Republic of Congo : Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2012/243

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505993.002

ISBN: 9781475505993

Keywords: expenditure, mtef, social services, social protection, expenditures, Congo,

This note reviews the Republic of Congo's Poverty Reduction, Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (PRSP). PRSP outlines a comprehensive framework for the reduction of poverty and emphasizes diversifying the economy...

Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis

Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Shamsuddin Tareq , Andrew Berg , Victor Lledo , Antonio Spilimbergo , Rolando Ossowski , Irene Yackovlev , Norbert Funke , Alejandro Hajdenberg , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462335404.004

ISBN: 9781462335404

Keywords: Emerging markets, Financial crisis, Cross country analysis, Commodities, Commodity price fluctuations, Developing countries, Infrastructure, Government expenditures, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets

The global financial crisis poses significant challenges to fiscal policies in Sub-Saharan African countries. Growth will weaken considerably as export prices and volumes, remittances, tourism, and capital flows de...

Globalization and the Future of Social Protection

Globalization and the Future of Social Protection »

Volume/Issue: 2000/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842890.001

ISBN: 9781451842890

Keywords: Government expenditures, Taxes, globalization, welfare state, tax expenditure, regulations, public spending, social expenditure, expenditures, tax expenditures

Social protection in industrial countries has been provided through regulations, tax expenditures, and public spending. This paper argues that globalization will affect governments' ability to continue providing th...