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Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net

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Source: Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net

Volume/Issue: 2016/059

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

ISBN: 9781498345880

Keywords: Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic integration, Emerging markets, Financial safety nets, Fund role, International financial system, Liquidity, Reserves adequacy, Trade integration

The Global Financial Safety Net (GFSN) is comprised mainly of countries' own reserves and external public sources of insurance and financing. The main external official arrangements are central bank bilateral swap...

Emerging from the Global Crisis
			: Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Emerging from the Global Crisis : Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350734.087

ISBN: 9781616350734

Keywords: Economic growth, Low-income developing countries, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, public debt, current account, fiscal policy, exchange rate, current account deficits

Although the impact of the global crisis has been severe, real per capita GDP growth stayed positive in two-thirds of low-income countries (LICs), unlike in previous global downturns, and in contrast to richer coun...

FDI, Global Value Chains, and Local Sourcing in Developing Countries1

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Source: FDI, Global Value Chains, and Local Sourcing in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2017/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Amendolagine , Andrea Presbitero , Roberta Rabellotti , Marco Sanfilippo , and Adnan Seric

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484335109

Keywords: Foreign direct investment, Spillovers, International trade, Econometric models, Developing countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, Vietnam, Foreign Direct Investment, Global Value Chains, Local Sourcing

The local sourcing of intermediate products is one the main channels for foreign direct investment (FDI) spillovers. This paper investigates whether and how participation and positioning in the global value chains...

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net »

Volume/Issue: 2016/059

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498345880.007

ISBN: 9781498345880

Keywords: Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic integration, Emerging markets, Financial safety nets, Fund role, International financial system, Liquidity, Reserves adequacy, Trade integration

The Global Financial Safety Net (GFSN) is comprised mainly of countries' own reserves and external public sources of insurance and financing. The main external official arrangements are central bank bilateral swap...

Modification of Access Policies for the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and the Exogenous Shocks Facility

Modification of Access Policies for the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and the Exogenous Shocks Facility »

Volume/Issue: 2009/077

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498336093.007

ISBN: 9781498336093

Keywords: Access limits, Access to Fund general resources, Executive Board decisions, Exogenous Shocks Facility, Fund approval proposed, Low-income developing countries, Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Safeguards, Economic conditions, Balance of payments

The paper proposes a doubling of access limits on concessional lending to ensure that the Fund can respond effectively to the needs of low-income countries (LICs) severely affected by the current world economic dow...

Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust?2017 Borrowing Agreements with the National Bank Of Belgium and the Swiss National Bank

Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust?2017 Borrowing Agreements with the National Bank Of Belgium and the Swiss National Bank »

Volume/Issue: 2017/053

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498346382.007

ISBN: 9781498346382

Keywords: Debt relief, IMF Lending, Low income countries, Low-income developing countries, Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, Central banks, SDR interest rates, Interest rates, Bank accounting, Basket of currencies

The Fund, as Trustee of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT or Trust), has entered into new borrowing agreements with the National Bank of Belgium (Belgium) and the Swiss National Bank (Switzerland), effec...

Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust?2017 Borrowing Agreements with the National Bank Of Belgium and the Swiss National Bank

Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust?2017 Borrowing Agreements with the National Bank Of Belgium and the Swiss National Bank »

Volume/Issue: 2017/053

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498346382.007

ISBN: 9781498346382

Keywords: Debt relief, IMF Lending, Low income countries, Low-income developing countries, Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, Central banks, SDR interest rates, Interest rates, Bank accounting, Basket of currencies

The Fund, as Trustee of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT or Trust), has entered into new borrowing agreements with the National Bank of Belgium (Belgium) and the Swiss National Bank (Switzerland), effec...

Preserving Debt Sustainability in Low-Income Countries in the Wake of the Global Crisis

Preserving Debt Sustainability in Low-Income Countries in the Wake of the Global Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2010/032

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department;International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498337564.007

ISBN: 9781498337564

Keywords: Financial stability, Flexible Credit Line, Fund, Fund role, Governance, International financial system, International Monetary and Financial Committee, Low-income developing countries, Managing Director reports, Multilateral surveillance

We cannot allow the return of economic stability to signify a return to "business as usual" for the IMF. The crisis exposed huge cracks in the international financial architecture of which the Fund is a key part. W...

Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust Interest Rate Mechanism - Extension of Temporary Interest Rate Waiver

Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust Interest Rate Mechanism - Extension of Temporary Interest Rate Waiver »

Volume/Issue: 2012/103

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498339575.007

ISBN: 9781498339575

Keywords: Concessional aid, Executive Board decisions, Interest rate structures, Lapse of time approval, Low-income developing countries, Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, SDR interest rates, Interest rate increases, Interest rates, Economic recovery

In recent months, a number of Directors have expressed support in the Executive Board for a further extension of the temporary exceptional interest waiver on concessional lending. An extension would send a signal o...

Inequality and Unsustainable Growth
			: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Inequality and Unsustainable Growth : Two Sides of the Same Coin? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/8

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463926564.006

ISBN: 9781463926564

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Developed countries, Economic growth, Emerging markets, Income distribution, Poverty reduction, sustainable growth, per capita income, external debt, external shocks

This note raises the IMF's profile on a number of issues related to inequality, unemployment, governance, etc. It builds on earlier empirical work that examined correlations between growth downbreaks/duration of gr...