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The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066359.017

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

This independent evaluation of the IMF's role and performance in the determination and use of aid to low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa is presented at a ground-level view. Country performance has improved...

Evaluation of the IMF's Role in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Evaluation of the IMF's Role in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): David Goldsbrough , Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Martin Kaufman , Daouda Sembene , Tsidi Tsikata , Steve Mugerwa , Alex Segura-Ubiergo , and Jeff Chelsky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063679.017

ISBN: 9781589063679

Keywords: expenditure, conditionality, poverty reduction strategy, expenditures, macroeconomic framework

In 1999, the IMF and the World Bank adopted a new frame work for supporting economic reform in low-income member countries to achieve the objectives of poverty reduction and economic growth. The frame work consists...

Le FMI et l'aide à l'Afrique subsaharienne

Le FMI et l'aide à l'Afrique subsaharienne »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2007

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066595.017

ISBN: 9781589066595

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure, fiscal deficit, survey, inflation, payments, interest

In the context of continuing debate about the role of the IMF in aid to low-income countries, the IEO evaluated what, and how well, the IMF has done regarding aid to sub-Saharan Africa. This report focuses on IMF p...

ANNEX 3 Country Desk Reviews: Methodology and Summary Findings

ANNEX 3 Country Desk Reviews: Methodology and Summary Findings »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

This annex presents evidence gathered during desk review work on 14 SSA countries with PRGF-supported programs. It also outlines the methodology used by the evaluation team to collect and analyze the informa...

ANNEX 4 Country Case Studies: Program Change in Major Aid Recipients

ANNEX 4 Country Case Studies: Program Change in Major Aid Recipients »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

This annex describes the context and evolution of program design in five major aid recipients: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Tanzania. 1 It complements the desk rev...

Chapter 2 Country Policies and Programs

Chapter 2 Country Policies and Programs »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

This chapter reports on the evaluation’s findings about aid-related issues in the design of PRGF-supported programs. It covers (1) the links between aid and current account and fiscal adjustment in PRGFs; (2...

Chapter 3 IMF Relationship Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 3 IMF Relationship Management in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

This chapter sets out relevant findings about Fund relationships with the authorities, donors, multi-lateral partners, and local civil society groups. It draws on face-to-face interviews and the evaluation s...

Annex 5 Modalities of Participatory Processes: How Broad-Based Has Participation Been?

Annex 5 Modalities of Participatory Processes: How Broad-Based Has Participation Been? »

Source: Evaluation of the IMF's Role in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): David Goldsbrough , Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Martin Kaufman , Daouda Sembene , Tsidi Tsikata , Steve Mugerwa , Alex Segura-Ubiergo , and Jeff Chelsky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063679

Keywords: expenditure, conditionality, poverty reduction strategy, expenditures, macroeconomic framework

Many of the countries concerned had no tradition of participatory policy formulation (e.g., Albania, Cambodia, and Tajikistan). Others did have a partici-patory tradition or experience, but a separate partic...

Annex 9 Changes in Domestic Policy Processes and Institutions: Evidence from Case Studies

Annex 9 Changes in Domestic Policy Processes and Institutions: Evidence from Case Studies »

Source: Evaluation of the IMF's Role in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): David Goldsbrough , Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Martin Kaufman , Daouda Sembene , Tsidi Tsikata , Steve Mugerwa , Alex Segura-Ubiergo , and Jeff Chelsky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063679

Keywords: expenditure, conditionality, poverty reduction strategy, expenditures, macroeconomic framework

Table A9.1. What Happened to Domestic Policy Formation Under the PRSP Approach? Some Examples from the Case Studies...

Chapter 2 Implementation of the PRS Approach in Areas Relevant to the IMF Mandate

Chapter 2 Implementation of the PRS Approach in Areas Relevant to the IMF Mandate »

Source: Evaluation of the IMF's Role in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): David Goldsbrough , Isabelle Mateos y Lago , Martin Kaufman , Daouda Sembene , Tsidi Tsikata , Steve Mugerwa , Alex Segura-Ubiergo , and Jeff Chelsky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063679

Keywords: expenditure, conditionality, poverty reduction strategy, expenditures, macroeconomic framework

Key Messages The design of the PRSP approach incorporates critical but largely unrecognized internal tensions: the PRS is to be country owned, but BWI policy assessme...