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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Seychelles
			: Climate Change Policy Assessment

Seychelles : Climate Change Policy Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2017/162

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304808.002

ISBN: 9781484304808

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This paper takes stock of Seychelles' plans to manage climate change, from the perspective of its macroeconomic implications. It suggests macro-relevant reforms that could strengthen the plans' likelihood of succes...

Picture This: Fueling Reform - Energy subsidy reforms are challenging, but many countries are making progress

Picture This: Fueling Reform - Energy subsidy reforms are challenging, but many countries are making progress »

Source: Finance and Development, June 2017

Volume/Issue: 54/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2017

ISBN: 9781475580310

Keywords: Finance and Development

Finance and Development, June 2017...

Conduct of Monetary Policy with Financial Stability Issues and a Challenging Environment: The Case of Serbia

Conduct of Monetary Policy with Financial Stability Issues and a Challenging Environment: The Case of Serbia »

Source: Negative Euro Area Interest Rates and Spillovers on Western Balkan Central Bank Policies and Instruments

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2017

ISBN: 9789928445391

1. Introduction I will cover the conduct of monetary policy in Serbia, with regard to our main financial stability concerns. First, I will explain the inflation targeting...

FX Reserve Management in a Negative Interest Rates Environment: The Macedonian Experience

FX Reserve Management in a Negative Interest Rates Environment: The Macedonian Experience »

Source: Negative Euro Area Interest Rates and Spillovers on Western Balkan Central Bank Policies and Instruments

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2017

ISBN: 9789928445391

First of all, I would like to thank the organizers, the Bank of Albania, the International Monetary Fund, and the Swiss Government for giving me the opportunity to represent the National Bank of the Republic...

Non-standard Monetary Policy in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Non-standard Monetary Policy in a Low Interest Rate Environment »

Source: Negative Euro Area Interest Rates and Spillovers on Western Balkan Central Bank Policies and Instruments

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2017

ISBN: 9789928445391

Thank you very much for the opportunity to talk about the Hungarian experience. It comes with the usual disclaimer about the views expressed here. Let’s phrase it in the way that I am analyzing and advising...

Chapter 7. Energy Subsidies and Public Social Spending: Theory and Evidence

Chapter 7. Energy Subsidies and Public Social Spending: Theory and Evidence »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

Introduction Many studies have stressed the fiscal cost and environmental impact of energy subsidies (see, for example, IEA 2011; IMF 2013a; Parry and others 2014; and World Bank 201...

Forests for Growth: Forests are a key asset for climate stability; Brazil has shown protecting them is compatible with development

Forests for Growth: Forests are a key asset for climate stability; Brazil has shown protecting them is compatible with development »

Source: Finance and Development, March 2017

Volume/Issue: 54/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475577150

Keywords: Finance and Development

Finance and Development, March 2017...

Unburnable Wealth of Nations: Successful action to address climate change would diminish the value of fossil fuel resources in many of the world’s poorest countries

Unburnable Wealth of Nations: Successful action to address climate change would diminish the value of fossil fuel resources in many of the world’s poorest countries »

Source: Finance and Development, March 2017

Volume/Issue: 54/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475577150

Keywords: Finance and Development

Finance and Development, March 2017...

Gone with the Wind
			: Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean

Gone with the Wind : Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475544763.001

ISBN: 9781475544763

Keywords: Hurricane, tropical cyclone, climate change, climate impact, Caribbean.

This paper studies the economic costs of hurricanes in the Caribbean by constructing a novel dataset that combines a detailed record of tropical cyclones' characteristics with reported damages. I estimate the relat...

Chapter 5. Strengthening Macro-Fiscal Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific

Chapter 5. Strengthening Macro-Fiscal Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

The Pacific island countries (PICs) are among the most susceptible to natural disasters in the world. The combination of location and small size heightens their vulnerability to earthquakes and weather-relat...