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Emerging from the Global Crisis - Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Emerging from the Global Crisis - Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Source: Emerging from the Global Crisis - Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/040

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2010

ISBN: 9781498336734

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Economic recovery, Financial crisis, Fiscal policy, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, Economic integration, External debt, Financial crises

While the impact of the global crisis has been severe, real per capita GDP growth stayed positive in two-thirds of low-income countries (LICs), unlike in previous global downturns, and in contrast to richer countri...

Global Health Threats of the 21st Century: The world is a healthier place today but major issues continue to confront humanity

Global Health Threats of the 21st Century: The world is a healthier place today but major issues continue to confront humanity »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2014

Volume/Issue: 51/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 November 2014

ISBN: 9781484315422

Keywords: Finance and Development, health, public health, public health spending, health care, primary health care

This chapter emphasizes the importance of health policy and its implementation and connection to economic growth. The chapter also offers a different view of progress in the provision of better health facilities. T...

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States »

Source: Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States

Volume/Issue: 2015/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Delechat , John Clark JR , Pranav Gupta , Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi , Mesmin Koulet-Vickot , Carla Macario , Toomas Orav , Manuel Rosales Torres , Rene Tapsoba , Dmitry Zhdankin , and Susan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498392570

Keywords: fragile states, revenue, investment, poverty, public investment, safety nets, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, One, Two

Like other fragile sub-Saharan African countries, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are seeking to harness their natural resource potential in the context of ambitious development strategies. This st...

Emerging from the Global Crisis - Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Emerging from the Global Crisis - Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2010/040

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498336734.007

ISBN: 9781498336734

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Economic recovery, Financial crisis, Fiscal policy, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, Economic integration, External debt, Financial crises

While the impact of the global crisis has been severe, real per capita GDP growth stayed positive in two-thirds of low-income countries (LICs), unlike in previous global downturns, and in contrast to richer countri...

The Role of the Fund in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process and Its Collaboration with Donors

The Role of the Fund in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process and Its Collaboration with Donors »

Volume/Issue: 2007/036

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498333313.007

ISBN: 9781498333313

Keywords: Collaboration with other international organizations, Fund role, Poverty reduction, Resident Representatives, Heavily indebted poor countries, Absorptive capacity, Social indicators, Financial sector, Private sector, MDGs

This paper proposes an approach to making the MTS operational as it relates to the Fund's work in LICs that would define more precisely the Fund's responsibility and accountability in the PRSP and donor collaborati...

Sierra Leone
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

Sierra Leone : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2007/18

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834574.002

ISBN: 9781451834574

Keywords: apr, expenditures, expenditure, poverty-reducing expenditures, public expenditure

This Joint Staff Advisory Note (JSAN) reviews the annual progress report (APR) for Sierra Leone Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (SL-PRSP). The APR highlights the improvement of the economic situation in 2005 and t...

Sierra Leone
			: 2006 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion

Sierra Leone : 2006 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion »

Volume/Issue: 2007/68

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834604.002

ISBN: 9781451834604

Keywords: debt, debt relief, interest, budget, domestic revenue

The 2006 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility of Sierra Leone reviews sustainability of higher economic growth and reduction of pove...

Sierra Leone
			: Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation, the Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and Extension of Arrangement

Sierra Leone : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation, the Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and Extension of Arrangement »

Volume/Issue: 2005/23

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834499.002

ISBN: 9781451834499

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, public sector, debt service

This paper examines Sierra Leone's 2004 Article IV Consultation, the Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF), and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria. Growth prospects in the med...

Sierra Leone
			: 2008 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financing Assurances Review, and Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, Augmentation of Access, and Modification of Performance Criterion:  Staff Report; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone : 2008 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financing Assurances Review, and Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, Augmentation of Access, and Modification of Performance Criterion: Staff Report; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone. »

Volume/Issue: 2009/2

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834642.002

ISBN: 9781451834642

Keywords: debt, budget, domestic revenue, interest, article

This 2008 Article IV Consultation highlights that Sierra Leone's macroeconomic performance in 2008 was mixed. Output growth reached 6.4 percent in 2007, led by solid agricultural and mining production and buoyant a...

Sierra Leone
			: Fifth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review

Sierra Leone : Fifth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review »

Volume/Issue: 2010/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834673.002

ISBN: 9781451834673

Keywords: debt, budget, domestic revenue, interest, public sector

This paper discusses key findings of the Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement for Sierra Leone. Program performance in the first half of 2009 was satisfactory. All end-June quant...