Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa

A modest recovery in growth of about 2.6 percent is expected in 2017, but this falls short of past trends and is too low to put sub-Saharan Africa back on a path of rising living standards.

Regional Economic Outlook, Asia and Pacific : Preparing for Choppy Seas

The Asia-Pacific region continues to be the world leader in growth, and recent data point to a pickup in momentum.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2017 : Getting the Policy Mix Right

Financial stability has continued to improve since the October 2016 issue. Economic activity has gained momentum, amid broadly accommodative monetary and financial conditions, spurring hopes for reflation.

World Economic Outlook, April 2017 : Gaining Momentum?

Global economic activity is picking up with a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade.

From Great Depression to Great Recession : The Elusive Quest for International Policy Cooperation

This volume discusses how history can inform current debates about the functioning and challenges of the international monetary system.

Challenges for Central Banking : Perspectives from Latin America

This book provides perspectives on critical challenges confronting central banks in Latin America.

Modernizing China : Investing in Soft Infrastructure

This book provides policymakers, academics, and the public with valuable information about policies and institutions in China today.

Excerpt: Fiscal Politics

Do elections influence budgetary policies? Is political fragmentation associated with the degree of fiscal discipline? What is the role of political ideology? If politics affects fiscal outcomes, can fiscal rules and institutions make a difference?

What's new

July 19, 2017

Women Are Key for Future Growth : Evidence from Canada

How important are female workers for economic growth? This IMF Working Paper presents empirical evidence that an increase in female labor force participation is positively associated with labor productivity growth. 

June 30, 2017

Finance and Development, June 2017

This issue of F&D examines the economic opportunities and challenges of millennials, who will try to earn a living in a work world decidedly different from the one their parents inhabited.