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Opening Up in the Caucasus and Central Asia
			: Policy Frameworks to Support Regional and Global Integration

Opening Up in the Caucasus and Central Asia : Policy Frameworks to Support Regional and Global Integration »

Volume/Issue: 2018/7

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Peter Kunzel , Phil De Imus , Edward Gemayel , Risto Herrala , Alexei Kireyev , and Farid Talishli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484358177.087

ISBN: 9781484358177

Keywords: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Economic integration, Economic integration, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Middle East, Tajikistan, Trade liberalization

The Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries are at an important juncture in their economic transition. Following significant economic progress during the 2000s, recent external shocks have revealed the underlying...

Global Food Price Inflation and Policy Responses in Central Asia

Global Food Price Inflation and Policy Responses in Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2012/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502497.001

ISBN: 9781475502497

Keywords: central bank, monetary fund, price stability, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation, Kyrgyzstan, Food Price Shocks, Policy Responses,

This paper examines the implications of elevated global food prices for inflation in select Central Asian economies - Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The findings suggest that global fo...

Coping with the Global Financial Crisis
			: Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Coping with the Global Financial Crisis : Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Volume: 10

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069299.087

ISBN: 9781589069299

Keywords: External debt, Commodity prices, Economic growth, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, external financing, debt sustainability, debt burden, exchange rate

This forthcoming title in the Departmental Paper Series describes the special challenges facing low-income countries as economic growth contracts by an estimated 1.1 percent globally. Coping with the Crisis: Challe...

Global Relative Poverty

Global Relative Poverty »

Volume/Issue: 2009/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lynge Nielsen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451872408.001

ISBN: 9781451872408

Keywords: Relative poverty, global income inequality, poverty line, poverty analysis, official poverty,

The paper provides estimates of global relative poverty trends from 1970 onwards. Relative poverty is shown to have decreased significantly, but at the same time there has been a worsening poverty outcome among up...

Republic of Uzbekistan
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

Republic of Uzbekistan : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2008/35

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451839845.002

ISBN: 9781451839845

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, poverty reduction strategy, reform agenda, monetary policy

The Joint Staff Note (JNS) reports that Welfare Improvement Strategy (WIS) showed a commendable effort under the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) in Uzbekistan. They stressed that implementation capacity wit...

Republic of Uzbekistan
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Republic of Uzbekistan : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2008/34

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451839838.002

ISBN: 9781451839838

Keywords: living standards, social protection, child mortality, maternal mortality, child health

The Welfare Improvement Strategy (WIS) of Uzbekistan has the objective of improving living standards of its people with the help of strong economic policies for all priority areas of development. The report reviews...

Republic of Uzbekistan
			: Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Republic of Uzbekistan : Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2005/159

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 June 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451839807.002

ISBN: 9781451839807

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, macroeconomic framework, poverty reduction strategy paper, reform program

This Joint Staff Advisory Note (JSAN) examines Uzbekistan's Interim Welfare Improvement Strategy Paper (I-WISP) for 2005-10. The I-WISP for 2005-10 is the first comprehensive economic and social strategy document p...

Republic of Uzbekistan
			: Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Republic of Uzbekistan : Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2005/160

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451839814.002

ISBN: 9781451839814

Keywords: living standards, health care, social protection, social security, disabled

This paper reviews Uzbekistan's Interim Welfare Improvement Strategy Paper (I-WISP). I-WISP defines the main directions and measures aimed at improving living standards and reducing poverty among the population of...

The Impact of External Indebtednesson Poverty in Low-Income Countries

The Impact of External Indebtednesson Poverty in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2003/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kadima Kalonji , Boileau Loko , Raj Nallari , and Montfort Mlachila

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848199.001

ISBN: 9781451848199

Keywords: Growth, mortality rate, life expectancy, debt service, infant mortality, International Lending and Debt Problems, Welfare and Poverty, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Growth and Fluctuations,

This paper explores the relationship between external debt and poverty. A number of observers have argued that high external indebtedness is a major cause of poverty. Using the first-differenced general method of m...

Poverty, Demographic Characteristics, and Public Policy in Cis Countries

Poverty, Demographic Characteristics, and Public Policy in Cis Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1993/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842555.001

ISBN: 9781451842555

Keywords: pensions, pension, family allowances, replacement rate

The demographic characteristics of different regions in the former Soviet Union influence the nature of poverty in the newly successor independent states of the FSU. Despite a common policy inheritance, major adjus...