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Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia »

Volume/Issue: 2015/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Vargas , and Santiago Garriga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513529608.001

ISBN: 9781513529608

Keywords: Inequality, income, household income, income distribution, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

We investigate the factors driving Bolivia's success in reducing inequality and poverty during the last 15 years. Our evidence suggests that the reduction was driven mainly by labor income growth at the bottom end...

Impact of the New Financial Services Law in Bolivia on Financial Stability and Inclusion

Impact of the New Financial Services Law in Bolivia on Financial Stability and Inclusion »

Volume/Issue: 2015/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dyna Heng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513598420.001

ISBN: 9781513598420

Keywords: Financial Development, Financial Inclusion, credit, interest, interest rate, borrowers, financial services, Government Policy and Regulation, Enterprise Policy,

This paper examines the impact of the new financial services law in Bolivia-including credit quotas and interest rate caps-on financial stability and inclusion. So far, credit to 'targeted' sectors is growing as in...

Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth

Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2014/2

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Andrew Berg , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484352076.006

ISBN: 9781484352076

Keywords: Redistribution, Inequality, Growth, gini, redistributive transfers, income distribution, dependent variable, gini coefficient, and Growth,

The Fund has recognized in recent years that one cannot separate issues of economic growth and stability on one hand and equality on the other. Indeed, there is a strong case for considering inequality and an inabi...

Bolivia
			: Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation and Request for Third Annual Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Bolivia : Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation and Request for Third Annual Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Volume/Issue: 2001/92

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 June 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805727.002

ISBN: 9781451805727

Keywords: debt, central bank, public sector, deficit, interest

Bolivia has a long track record of substantial progress in the areas of macroeconomic stability and structural adjustment; however, poverty remains widespread. Although there were significant delays and setbacks in...

Bolivia
			: Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation and Request for Second Annual Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Bolivia : Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation and Request for Second Annual Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Volume/Issue: 2000/40

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805710.002

ISBN: 9781451805710

Keywords: debt, public sector, central bank, deficit, balance of payments

A considerable degree of macroeconomic stability was achieved by Bolivia, and by the steadfast implementation of structural reforms, most of the distortions that adversely affected the economy in the early 1980s we...