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The Acting Chair’s Summing Up Independent Evaluation Office—The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

The Acting Chair’s Summing Up Independent Evaluation Office—The IMF and Aid to 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

Executive Directors welcomed the evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa, which they regarded as especially timely in view of its relevance for the planned Bo...

Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on the IMF and Aid to 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

We welcome the IEO report on the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as an important contribution to making the Fund’s engagement with low-income countries more effective. The report’s candid assessments...

Staff Response to the Independent Evaluation Office Report on the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Staff Response to the Independent Evaluation Office Report on the IMF and Aid to 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

The IEO report underscores the challenges and complexities of the Fund’s work related to both the availability of aid for countries in Africa and its effective use. The report conta...

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...

Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on the Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on the Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

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

The Independent Evaluation Office is to be com-mended for its wide-ranging and informative report on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) approach and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facil-ity (PRGF)...

Staff Response to the Independent Evaluation Office Report on the Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Staff Response to the Independent Evaluation Office Report on the Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers and the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

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

I. Introduction 1. The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) report offers a trenchant analysis of the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) approach. The report con-cludes that the PRS app...

Chapter 5 The IMF’s Way of Doing Business

Chapter 5 The IMF’s Way of Doing Business »

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 1999 policy papers launching the PRSP/PRGF called for far-reaching changes in the nature of the IMF’s involvement in low-income countries. These expe...

Chapter 4 PRGF-Supported Program Design

Chapter 4 PRGF-Supported Program Design »

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 In most PRGFs, key strategic priorities and policy choices in both macroeconomic and structural areas in program design are still not guided by the PRSP....

Chapter 6 Is the New Approach Making a Difference?

Chapter 6 Is the New Approach Making a Difference? »

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 most significant improvements in domestic policy processes include a better diagnosis of the nature of poverty and greater inclusion of various group...

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...