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3 Aid, Growth, and Poverty

3 Aid, Growth, and Poverty »

Source: The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Aid : Opportunities and Pitfalls

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Boriana Yontcheva , Peter Isard , Leslie Lipschitz , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065208

Keywords: debt, exchange rate, real exchange rate, loans, political institutions

The organizers of this conference have asked me to speak about aid and poverty alleviation. We have already heard Steven Radelet provide a very thorough review of the state of the evidence on the effects of...

Back to Basics: Inequality: Now you see it, now you don’t

Back to Basics: Inequality: Now you see it, now you don’t »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2003

Volume/Issue: 40/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451952414

Keywords: monetary fund, inflation, exchange rate, exchange rates

This paper highlights that the Washington Consensus helped fill the need for an economic policy framework following the discrediting of central planning and import-substitution trade strategies. Latin American gove...

CHAPTER IV. Sustaining Growth in Africa

CHAPTER IV. Sustaining Growth in Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2005, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2005

ISBN: 9781589064430

Keywords: oil-producing countries, exchange rate regime, exchange rate, floating exchange rate, floating exchange rate regime

Are improvements in growth in SSA since the mid-1990s sustainable? This chapter 1 examines this question in three stages. First, it explores the factors contributing to this recen...

3. Financial Development And Sustainable Growth

3. Financial Development And Sustainable Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa : Time for a Policy Reset

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2016

ISBN: 9781498388139

Keywords: Commodity price fluctuations, Terms of trade, financial development, commodity, exchange, debt, exchange rate

Financial development is important for promoting strong and stable economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. It entails the wider use of existing financial instruments as well as the creation and adoption of ne...

2. Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

2. Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484342886

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, exchange rate pegs, central bank

Introduction Over the last 20 or so years, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have enjoyed robust and sustained economic growth. Sound economic policies, stronger institutions, and...

The Global Financial Crisis

The Global Financial Crisis »

Source: The Global Financial Crisis : Impact on WAEMU Member Countries and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2009/16

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Johannes Mueller , Irene Yackovlev , and Hans Weisfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2009

ISBN: 9781455229017

Keywords: Current account deficits, Credit risk, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Aid flows, External shocks, Financial crisis, Monetary unions, Monetary policy, Liquidity management

Most WAEMU countries are likely to see economic growth deteriorate over the next two years as a result of the global economic crisis, and some WAEMU countries will be more severely affected by the crisis than other...

Global Implications of Lower Oil Prices

Global Implications of Lower Oil Prices »

Source: Global Implications of Lower Oil Prices

Volume/Issue: 2015/15

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Aasim Husain , Rabah Arezki , Peter Breuer , Vikram Haksar , Thomas Helbling , Paulo Medas , and Martin Sommer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513532417

Keywords: Oil price, fuel taxes and subsidies, fiscal vulnerabilities, external vulnerabilities, exchange rate regime, oil, prices, price, oil prices, energy

The sharp drop in oil prices is one of the most important global economic developments over the past year. The SDN finds that (i) supply factors have played a somewhat larger role than demand factors in driving the...

Global Rebalancing with Gravity: Measuring the Burden of Adjustment

Global Rebalancing with Gravity: Measuring the Burden of Adjustment »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 55, No. 3

Volume: 55

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 2008

ISBN: 9781589067240

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, monetary fund, foreign exchange, inflation

This special issue on exchange rates is drawn from the Eighth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference held at the International Monetary Fund in Washington in November 2007. The Mundell-Fleming Lecture by Stanley...

Global Surveillance: Emerging Sovereign Debt Markets Appear Less Vulnerable

Global Surveillance: Emerging Sovereign Debt Markets Appear Less Vulnerable »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 10

Volume/Issue: 35/10

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451968187

Keywords: international monetary fund, exchange rate, international trade, low inflation, Foreign investments, Consensus (social Sciences), Doha Round (2001-), Economic Development. Government Policy, Economic Shocks, Export Taxation

De Rato on global imbalances; Committee to study IMF finances; IMF management change; Country briefs: Maldives, Israel; Emerging soverign debt markets; Euro area imbalances; Preference erosion; Import protection; E...

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...