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CHAPTER 15 Evaluating IMF-Supported Programs in the 1990s: The Importance of Taking Explicit Account of Stoppages

CHAPTER 15 Evaluating IMF-Supported Programs in the 1990s: The Importance of Taking Explicit Account of Stoppages »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction During the past two decades, a number of studies have explored whether IMF programs are effective in improving participating countries’ current account, inflation, and g...

Chapter 1 Demystifying Sovereign Wealth Funds

Chapter 1 Demystifying Sovereign Wealth Funds »

Source: Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Adnan Mazarei , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781589069275

Keywords: investors, bonds, investment strategies, principals, financial markets

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have grown rapidly in recent years in both number and assets, emerging as significant and sometimes controversial players in global capital markets. Before 2000, almost two doze...

DOCUMENTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

DOCUMENTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS »

Source: Summary Proceedings of the Fifty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors

Series: Summary Proceedings

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589065123

Keywords: debt, debt relief, debt cancellation, oil prices, world economy

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS Saturday September 24...

Chapter 5. GLOBALIZATION, COMMODITY PRICES, AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Chapter 5. GLOBALIZATION, COMMODITY PRICES, AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2008 : Housing and the Business Cycle

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067196

Keywords: commodity prices, emission, monetary policy, mortgage, domestic demand

Over the past couple of decades, and in particular over the past few years, many developing and emerging economies have become steadily more integrated into the world economy. International trade, in both ma...

Chapter 4 Sovereign Wealth Funds and Economic Policy at Home

Chapter 4 Sovereign Wealth Funds and Economic Policy at Home »

Source: Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Adnan Mazarei , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781589069275

Keywords: investors, bonds, investment strategies, principals, financial markets

This chapter explores the macroeconomic objectives and consequences of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). It looks at what governments should ask SWFs to achieve, and at what might result if they are not properl...

CHAPTER 13 Keeping Capital Flowing: The Role of the IMF

CHAPTER 13 Keeping Capital Flowing: The Role of the IMF »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction Recent research on the role of the International Monetary Fund can, broadly speaking, be divided into two strands. Studies focusing on the immediate response of the IMF...

1 Growth, Poverty Reduction, and Environmental Sustainability

1 Growth, Poverty Reduction, and Environmental Sustainability »

Source: Global Monitoring Report, 2007 : Confronting the Challenges of Gender Equality and Fragile States

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2007

ISBN: 9780821369753

Keywords: debt, girls, child mortality, maternal mortality

Under the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG1), the international community aims to halve the global rate of extreme income poverty—as measured by the share of the population living on less than $1 per d...

CHAPTER 11 International Bailouts, Moral Hazard, and Conditionality

CHAPTER 11 International Bailouts, Moral Hazard, and Conditionality »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction The 1990s have seen international official crisis lending of unprecedented size (Table 1). Advocates justified these bailouts as a form of international financial safety...

3 Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

3 Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment »

Source: Global Monitoring Report, 2007 : Confronting the Challenges of Gender Equality and Fragile States

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2007

ISBN: 9780821369753

Keywords: debt, girls, child mortality, maternal mortality

The 2006 World Development Report acknowledges the importance of ensuring equal opportunities across population groups as an intrinsic aspect of development and as an instrument for achieving poverty reducti...

7 Strengthening Global Checks and Balances

7 Strengthening Global Checks and Balances »

Source: Global Monitoring Report, 2006 : Strengthening Mutual Accountability: Aid, Trade, and Governance

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2006

ISBN: 9780821364772

Keywords: debt, anticorruption, budget management, primary education

The worldwide scale of embezzled funds and corruption proceeds is difficult to judge. One estimate puts it at a staggering $1 trillion a year (Kaufmann 2005). Nigeria’s President Abacha embezzled between $2...