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Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

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

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Catherine Pattillo , Marc Quintyn , and Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353797.071

ISBN: 9781616353797

Keywords: hedging, fiscal policy, inflation, terms of trade, food prices

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...

17 Does Corruption Affect Income Inequality and Poverty?

17 Does Corruption Affect Income Inequality and Poverty? »

Source: Governance, Corruption, and Economic Performance

Series: Books

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and George Abed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589061163

Keywords: decentralization, military spending, military, tax revenue, government expenditure

1. Introduction Government officials may use their authority for private gain in designing and implementing public policies. This phenomenon—defined broadly as corruption (Tanzi, 199...

Essays on Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth

Essays on Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth »

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

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Catherine Pattillo , Marc Quintyn , and Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 October 2012

ISBN: 9781616353797

Keywords: hedging, fiscal policy, inflation, terms of trade, food prices

Josette Sheeran We all remember 2008, when global food and fuel prices went through the roof, when we saw food riots in 35 countries, and when more than 115 million were added to the...

Forum: Global Imbalances a Continued Threat, De Rato Says

Forum: Global Imbalances a Continued Threat, De Rato Says »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 36 Issue 05

Volume/Issue: 36/5

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451938272

Keywords: international monetary fund, financial globalization, development bank, macroeconomic management

IMF chief economist Simon Johnson, IEO report, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tom Bernes, Joanne Salop, exchange rate analysis, CGER, Jonathan Ostry, Belize, Malan report, IMF-World Bank cooperation, Bruegel, IMF goverance, C...

Forum: IMF, World Bank Urged to Help Fight Global Warming

Forum: IMF, World Bank Urged to Help Fight Global Warming »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 36 Issue 04

Volume/Issue: 36/4

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451938234

Keywords: public investment, international monetary fund, governance reform, macroeconomic management

Policy Support Instrument; PSI; Tanzania; quota reform; David Burton; basic votes; Andrew Tweedie; Abbas Mirakhor; Iqbal Zaidi; Rodrigo de Rato on Latin America; Brazil; sovereign debt; debt rigidity; financial sec...

Ghana: 2005 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Extension of the Arrangement

Ghana: 2005 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Extension of the Arrangement »

Source: Ghana : 2005 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Extension of the Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2005/292

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451814927

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, domestic debt, external debt

This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic performance in Ghana has improved since 2000, with the economy growing at its fastest pace in more than a decade. In 2004, real GDP growth reached 5.8 perc...

Ghana: First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Ghana: First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Source: Ghana : First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Volume/Issue: 2003/395

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451814880

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, debt service, public enterprises

All quantitative and structural performance criteria for end-June 2003 were observed. These positive results reflect several factors, including improved public expenditure management and strengthened revenue admini...

Ghana: Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and for Extension of the Commitment Period

Ghana: Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and for Extension of the Commitment Period »

Source: Ghana : Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and for Extension of the Commitment Period

Volume/Issue: 2002/38

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451814781

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, debt service, interest

This paper examines Ghana's Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and for Extension of the Commitment Period. Most end-August 2001 quantitativ...

Ghana: Ghana—Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria

Ghana: Ghana—Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria »

Source: Ghana : Ghana-Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2006/228

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451814965

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, debt relief

Ghana's macroeconomic performance has continued to improve, and the program's objectives are being met. Progress has also been made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Public expenditure and financia...

Ghana: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Ghana: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Source: Ghana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Volume/Issue: 2003/56

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451814798

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

This report highlights Ghana's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). The Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS) represents comprehensive policies, strategies, programs, and projects to support growth and povert...