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4 Growth-Oriented Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Outcomes

4 Growth-Oriented Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Outcomes »

Source: Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Alejandro Izquierdo , Ward Brown , Brian Ames , and Shatayanan Devarajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060173

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, macroeconomic stability, fixed exchange rate, exchange rate regime

Since the emphasis of this pamphlet is on the role of macroeconomic policy in supporting a country’s poverty reduction strategy, the discussion of macroeconomic policies in this section focuses on countries...

How Global Financial Markets Affect Sub-Saharan Africa

How Global Financial Markets Affect Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 57, No. 1

Volume: 57

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069114

Keywords: debt overhang, debt relief, indebted countries, external debt, highly indebted countries

Do highly indebted countries suffer from a debt overhang? Can debt relief foster their growth rates? To answer these important questions, this article looks at how the debt-growth relation varies with indebtedness...

ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth

ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth »

Source: ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth : Evidence from African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2011/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kangni Kpodar , and Mihasonirina Andrianaivo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

ISBN: 9781455227068

Keywords: ICT, mobile financial services, internet, mobile telephone, telephone subscribers, telecommunications, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper studies the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT), especially mobile phone rollout, on economic growth in a sample of African countries from 1988 to 2007. Further, we investigate whe...

Democratic Republic of the Congo Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation, Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria, Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, and Request for an Extension of Arrangement

Democratic Republic of the Congo Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation, Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria, Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, and Request for an Extension of Arrangement »

Volume/Issue: 2005/374

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451808391.002

ISBN: 9781451808391

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, debt service, central bank

This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) started to recover in 2002, after declining for 13 years. Inflation declined from 511 percent at...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
			: Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria »

Volume/Issue: 2003/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451841121.002

ISBN: 9781451841121

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, debt relief, central bank

This paper examines the Democratic Republic of the Congo's 2003 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF), and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria. Through...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
			: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2004/243

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451808353.002

ISBN: 9781451808353

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, debt relief, debt service

This paper discusses Congo's Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF), and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria. Overall performance under the pro...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
			: Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2004/223

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451928945.002

ISBN: 9781451928945

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, national poverty reduction strategy, pro-poor, financial resources

This paper focuses on the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (I-PRSP) Preparation Status Report. DRC's I-PRSP is based on three fundamental pillars, namely: peace and...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
			: Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2003/269

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451808346.002

ISBN: 9781451808346

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, pro-poor, reform program

In this paper, the implementation of the activities under the interim poverty reduction strategy and progress toward the elaboration of poverty reduction strategy are described. Institutional framework is strengthe...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
			: Joint Staff Assessment of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Joint Staff Assessment of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2003/268

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451808339.002

ISBN: 9781451808339

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, pro-poor

Owing to delay in publishing Poverty Reduction Strategy Process Paper (PRSP), the authorities drafted a preparation status report (PSR) on the first year of implementation of the interim poverty reduction strategy...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
			: Joint Staff Assessment of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Joint Staff Assessment of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2004/224

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451928389.002

ISBN: 9781451928389

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, pro-poor growth

The attached Joint Staff Assessment (JSA) of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (I-PRSP) Preparation Status Report for the Democratic Republic of the Congo reviews progress with respect to the implementat...