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Back to Basics: The Global War on Poverty: Who’s Winning?

Back to Basics: The Global War on Poverty: Who’s Winning? »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2003

Volume/Issue: 40/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451952018

Keywords: country inequality, infant mortality, mortality rate, life expectancy, world inequality

This paper describes why the international community needs to act now to stand a chance of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The paper gives example of Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in the w...

The Bank Group Meeting: There was consensus on the need to ameliorate the deprivation of absolute poverty suffered by 800 million people in the developing world.

The Bank Group Meeting: There was consensus on the need to ameliorate the deprivation of absolute poverty suffered by 800 million people in the developing world. »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1973

Volume/Issue: 10/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1973

ISBN: 9781616353148

Keywords: fertility, live births, population growth, births, fertility rates

This paper reviews the population policy in developed countries. The paper highlights that despite the weakness of population concerns in most developed countries compared with less-developed countries, most of the...

Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth?

Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth? »

Source: Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2005/044

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498331319

Keywords: Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Agriculture, Capital, Capital goods, Central banking, Central banks, Corruption, Currencies, Developing countries, Development

Broad economic institutions are of fundamental importance for sustained economic growth. Changing these institutions is difficult, particularly for outsiders. But this does not mean that there is no role for the Fu...

Challenge of Sustaining Growth with Equity in Asia

Challenge of Sustaining Growth with Equity in Asia »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1991

Volume/Issue: 28/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1991

ISBN: 9781451952087

Keywords: population growth, capital markets, death rates, capital market, life expectancy

We need to understand more deeply a number of critical issues that confront the World Bank and its member countries before we can transform knowledge into effective actions...

Challenging human poverty: A report on the Bank Annual Meeting

Challenging human poverty: A report on the Bank Annual Meeting »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1976

Volume/Issue: 13/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1976

ISBN: 9781616353278

Keywords: contraceptive, contraceptives, family planning, contraception, population growth rate

This paper highlights that the World Bank and its affiliate, the International Development Association (IDA), will support three projects in Kenya-one for rural access roads, an additional for integrated rural deve...

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			: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/CPVIEAEX.073

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession1

The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession1 »

Source: The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession

Volume/Issue: 2020/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ippei Shibata

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546759

Keywords: Financial crises, Economic theory, Unemployment, Demographic indicators, Labor force, Labor Market Dynamics, Current Population Survey, COVID-19 Pandemic, Gross Worker Flows, Distributional Impact

Using the U.S. Current Population Survey data, this paper compares the distributional impacts of the Pandemic Crisis and those of the Global Financial Crisis in terms of (i) worker characteristics, (ii) job charact...

Does Foreign Aid Reduce Poverty? Empirical Evidence from Nongovernmental and Bilateral Aid

Does Foreign Aid Reduce Poverty? Empirical Evidence from Nongovernmental and Bilateral Aid »

Source: Does Foreign Aid Reduce Poverty? Empirical Evidence from Nongovernmental and Bilateral Aid

Volume/Issue: 2005/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Boriana Yontcheva , and Nadia Masud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451861198

Keywords: Official Development Aid, NGOs, Panel Data Econometrics, infant mortality, mortality rates, aid effectiveness,

This paper assesses the effectiveness of foreign aid in reducing poverty through its impact on human development indicators. We use a dataset of both bilateral aid and NGO aid flows. Our results show that NGO aid r...

Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2001/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gary Moser , and Toshihiro Ichida

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451853605

Keywords: Growth, Human Development, primary school, primary school enrollment, school enrollment, life expectancy, mortality rates, Health Production, Analysis of Education, General Welfare

This study confirms a strong and robust relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa. Employing a panel of 46 countries covering the period 1972-97, the analysis finds that a 10...

The Global Impact of Demographic Change

The Global Impact of Demographic Change »

Source: The Global Impact of Demographic Change

Volume/Issue: 2006/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tim Callen , Warwick McKibbin , and Nicoletta Batini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862690

Keywords: demographics, saving, demographic change, demographic transition, population growth, life expectancy, adult population

The world is in the midst of a major demographic transition. This paper examines the implications of such transition over the next 80 years for Japan, the United States, other industrial countries, and the developi...