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Being Poor, Feeling Poorer
			: Inequality, Poverty and Poverty Perceptions in the Western Balkans

Being Poor, Feeling Poorer : Inequality, Poverty and Poverty Perceptions in the Western Balkans »

Volume/Issue: 2016/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475515060.001

ISBN: 9781475515060

Keywords: Poverty and inequality, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Serbia, Poverty measurement, Cross country analysis

Emerging Europe has undergone a major economic transformation over the past 25 years. Most countries experienced initial drops in output during transition, followed by recovery in the second half of the 1990s. The...

Haiti
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Haiti : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2014/154

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498329019.002

ISBN: 9781498329019

Keywords: food security, social services, living conditions, detention centers, street children

This paper focuses on Haiti's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and 2014-2016 Three-Year Investment Program. The Haiti Strategic Development Plan presents the new framework for the planning, programming, and managem...

Costs of Aging: Beyond Retirees: How countries change their pension systems and whether they do it in tandem have major implications for global economic health

Costs of Aging: Beyond Retirees: How countries change their pension systems and whether they do it in tandem have major implications for global economic health »

Source: Finance & Development, June 2011

Volume/Issue: 48/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2011

ISBN: 9781451953589

Keywords: aging, international monetary fund, unemployment, emerging markets

'Wising Up to the Costs of Aging' looks at how falling fertility and rising life expectancy have combined to threaten the ability of many countries to provide a decent standard of living for the old without imposin...

Straight Talk: Emerging Challenges: Emerging markets must adapt to the new global reality by building on their economic success

Straight Talk: Emerging Challenges: Emerging markets must adapt to the new global reality by building on their economic success »

Source: Finance & Development, June 2011

Volume/Issue: 48/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2011

ISBN: 9781451953589

Keywords: aging, international monetary fund, unemployment, emerging markets

'Wising Up to the Costs of Aging' looks at how falling fertility and rising life expectancy have combined to threaten the ability of many countries to provide a decent standard of living for the old without imposin...

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies
			: A Review of Evidence for Developing Countries

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies : A Review of Evidence for Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2010/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Javier Arze del Granado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455205325.001

ISBN: 9781455205325

Keywords: fuel subsidies, impact of subsidy reform, distribution of fuel consumption, subsidies, fuel prices, subsidy, fuel price, fuel consumption, Taxation, and Revenue: General

This paper reviews evidence on the impact of fuel subsidy reform on household welfare in developing countries. On average, the burden of subsidy reform is neutrally distributed across income groups; a $0.25 decreas...

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies »

Source: The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies : A Review of Evidence for Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Javier Arze del Granado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205325

Keywords: fuel subsidies, impact of subsidy reform, distribution of fuel consumption, subsidies, fuel prices, subsidy, fuel price, fuel consumption, Taxation, and Revenue: General

This paper reviews evidence on the impact of fuel subsidy reform on household welfare in developing countries. On average, the burden of subsidy reform is neutrally distributed across income groups; a $0.25 decreas...

Republic of Tajikistan
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Republic of Tajikistan : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2010/104

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455206933.002

ISBN: 9781455206933

Keywords: social services, social protection, social insurance, food security

The Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) of the Republic of Tajikistan for 2010-12 aims to serve as a medium-term program for the implementation of the National Development Strategy up to 2015. It will determine the ma...

Evaluating Alternative Approaches to Poverty Alleviation

Evaluating Alternative Approaches to Poverty Alleviation »

Source: Evaluating Alternative Approaches to Poverty Alleviation : Rice Tariffs Versus Targeted Transfers in Madagascar

Volume/Issue: 2008/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul A. Dorosh , David Coady , and Bart Minten

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451868715

Keywords: Rice tariffs, targeted transfers, efficiency, distribution, revenue, welfare impact, social welfare, welfare distribution, welfare function, household welfare,

This paper uses a partial equilibrium framework to evaluate the relative efficiency, distributional and revenue implications of rice tariffs and targeted transfers in Madagascar, especially in the context of identi...

Evaluating Alternative Approaches to Poverty Alleviation
			: Rice Tariffs Versus Targeted Transfers in Madagascar

Evaluating Alternative Approaches to Poverty Alleviation : Rice Tariffs Versus Targeted Transfers in Madagascar »

Volume/Issue: 2008/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul A. Dorosh , David Coady , and Bart Minten

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868715.001

ISBN: 9781451868715

Keywords: Rice tariffs, targeted transfers, efficiency, distribution, revenue, welfare impact, social welfare, welfare distribution, welfare function, household welfare,

This paper uses a partial equilibrium framework to evaluate the relative efficiency, distributional and revenue implications of rice tariffs and targeted transfers in Madagascar, especially in the context of identi...

Senegal
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Senegal : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2007/316

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834031.002

ISBN: 9781451834031

Keywords: social protection, social services, living conditions, vulnerable groups, food security

This paper focuses on Senegal's second poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP-II). It summarizes the results of the participatory PRSP review process prior to final validation and adoption by the government. As an...