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Accountability

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Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2019 : Our Connected World

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2019

ISBN: 9781498321563

Keywords: Foreign trade, Commodities, Corruption, Debt management, Financial safety nets, Productivity, Sustainable development, Gender, Income inequality, Poverty and inequality

Risk Management at the IMF By virtue of its role as established in the Articles of Agreement, the IMF faces a range of risks. In 2016, the Executive Board approved the levels of risk...

Capacity Development

Capacity Development »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2019 : Our Connected World

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2019

ISBN: 9781498321563

Keywords: Foreign trade, Commodities, Corruption, Debt management, Financial safety nets, Productivity, Sustainable development, Gender, Income inequality, Poverty and inequality

Strengthening the capacity of institutions, such as central banks and finance ministries, results in more effective policies and greater economic stability and inclusion. That is why the IMF works with count...

Economic Surveillance

Economic Surveillance »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2019 : Our Connected World

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2019

ISBN: 9781498321563

Keywords: Foreign trade, Commodities, Corruption, Debt management, Financial safety nets, Productivity, Sustainable development, Gender, Income inequality, Poverty and inequality

Through “surveillance,” the IMF oversees the international monetary system, monitors global economic developments, and engages in a health check of the economic and financial policies of its 189 member count...

A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances

A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances »

Source: A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances

Volume/Issue: 2020/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , Christian Ebeke , La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul , Koralai Kirabaeva , Davide Malacrino , Florian Misch , Hyun Woo Park , and Yu Shi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513545073

Keywords: External sector, Cost of living, Wage policy, Labor costs, Labor markets, Minimum Wage, European Union, Poverty Alleviation, Current Account Rebalancing, Monetary Unions

A hypothetical European Minimum Wage (MW) set at 60 percent of each country's median wage would reduce in-work poverty but have limited effects on overall poverty, as many poor households do not earn a wage near MW...

Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability

Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability »

Source: Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability

Volume/Issue: 2020/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Andrea Deghi , Claudio Raddatz , Dulani Seneviratne , Peichu Xie , and Yizhi Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

ISBN: 9781513549149

Keywords: External sector, Financial crises, Financial institutions, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, US dollar funding, financial stability risks, cross-currency basis, global banks, international liquidity

Leading up to the global financial crisis, US dollar activity by global banks headquartered outside the United States played a crucial role in transmitting shocks originating in funding markets. Although post-crisi...

Global Impact and Challenges of Unconventional Monetary Policies

Global Impact and Challenges of Unconventional Monetary Policies »

Source: Global Impact and Challenges of Unconventional Monetary Policies

Volume/Issue: 2013/016

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2013

ISBN: 9781498341394

Keywords: Central banks, Financial systems, Fund role, Monetary policy, Spillovers, External sector, Central banking and monetary issues, Fiscal sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, asset purchase

This paper takes stock of unconventional monetary policies (UMP) and their impact so far, and looks ahead towards exit and prospects for policy coordination. It synthesizes earlier staff work on UMP,1 the findings...

Global Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Policy Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Global Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Policy Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Source: Global Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Policy Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2012/089

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.;International Monetary Fund. African Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2012

ISBN: 9781498339766

Keywords: Capital inflows, Commodity price fluctuations, Cross country analysis, Economic indicators, External shocks, Fiscal policy, Fiscal risk, Foreign direct investment, Inward remittances, Low-income developing countries

The rapid recovery in many low-income countries (LICs) following the global crisis has been sustained in 2012. Softening commodity prices have led to moderating inflation pressures in most LICs. However, progress i...

A Window of Opportunity
			:  The Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda

A Window of Opportunity : The Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda »

Volume/Issue: 2017/063

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498346313.007

ISBN: 9781498346313

Keywords: Economic integration, Financial crises, Economic reforms, Economic policy, External sector assessment, medium-term, policy advice, resilience, productivity growth, technological progress

The global recovery continues. Although it is not yet complete, the more favorable conjuncture offers an opportunity to tackle key policy challenges to stave off medium-term downside risks, rebuild buffers, and rai...

Global Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Policy Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Global Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Policy Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2012/089

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.;International Monetary Fund. African Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498339766.007

ISBN: 9781498339766

Keywords: Capital inflows, Commodity price fluctuations, Cross country analysis, Economic indicators, External shocks, Fiscal policy, Fiscal risk, Foreign direct investment, Inward remittances, Low-income developing countries

The rapid recovery in many low-income countries (LICs) following the global crisis has been sustained in 2012. Softening commodity prices have led to moderating inflation pressures in most LICs. However, progress i...

2013 Low-Income Countries Global Risks and Vulnerabilities Report

2013 Low-Income Countries Global Risks and Vulnerabilities Report »

Volume/Issue: 2013/075

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498341332.007

ISBN: 9781498341332

Keywords: Concessional aid, External shocks, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Fiscal sector, External sector, National income, Economic analysis, Public financial management

An assessment of vulnerabilities and risks in LICs remains important both for LICs themselves and for the international community. There are currently 74 LICs, eligible for concessional financing from the Fund. Thi...