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Global Sustainability & Human Prosperity
			:  - contribution to the Post-2015 agenda and the development of Sustainable Development Goals

Global Sustainability & Human Prosperity : - contribution to the Post-2015 agenda and the development of Sustainable Development Goals »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Marcus C Öhman, Sarah Cornell, Tim Daw, Thomas Elmqvist, Victor Galaz, Ellika Hermansson Török, Claudia Ituarte-Lima, Fredrik Moberg, Albert Norström, Åsa Persson, Garry Peterson, Johan Rockström, and Maria Schultz

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327701

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, SDG, Social Needs, Environmental Challenges, Stockholm Resilience Centre, MDG, International Agreements

The development of a Post-2015 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, provide a global window of opportunity to address both social needs and environmental challenges together. This discussion paper by the Stockholm...

Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513507521.071

ISBN: 9781513507521

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

Pacific island countries face unique challenges to realizing their growth potential and raising living standards. This book discusses ongoing challenges facing Pacific island countries and policy options to address them. Reg...

Spring Forward or Fall Back? The Post-Crisis Recovery of Firms

Spring Forward or Fall Back? The Post-Crisis Recovery of Firms »

Source: Spring Forward or Fall Back? The Post-Crisis Recovery of Firms

Volume/Issue: 2012/292

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leandro Medina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2012

ISBN: 9781475524734

Keywords: firm resilience, recovery, leverage, corporate performance, short-term debt, pre-crisis, competitiveness, recessions, Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis, General

This paper studies corporate performance in the aftermath of the global crisis by examining 6,581 manufacturing firms in 48 developed and developing countries in 2010, identifying factors of resilience as well as vulnerabili...

Corporate Vulnerabilities in India and Banks' Loan Performance

Corporate Vulnerabilities in India and Banks' Loan Performance »

Source: Corporate Vulnerabilities in India and Banks' Loan Performance

Volume/Issue: 2014/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Lindner, and Sung Eun Jung

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498334235

Keywords: firm resilience, bank-corporate dependencies, leverage, corporate performance, debt, share, loan, market, Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis, General

The financial performance of India's corporate sector has been under pressure since the Global Financial Crisis. Balance-sheet data on a large cross-section of Indian non-financial corporates show that the growth in their le...

Why Was Asia Resilient? Lessons from the Past and for the Future

Why Was Asia Resilient? Lessons from the Past and for the Future »

Source: Why Was Asia Resilient? Lessons from the Past and for the Future

Volume/Issue: 2014/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Phakawa Jeasakul, Cheng Lim, and Erik Lundback

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475540284

Keywords: Global financial crisis, resilience, financial and external vulnerabilities, banking, banking crisis, banking system, bank capital, loan classification, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Asia including Middle East,

Asia proved to be remarkably resilient in the face of the global financial crisis, but why was its output performance stronger than that of other regions? The paper shows that better initial conditions-in the form of lower e...

Resilience in Latin America: Lessons from Macroeconomic Management and Financial Policies1

Resilience in Latin America: Lessons from Macroeconomic Management and Financial Policies1 »

Source: Resilience in Latin America : Lessons from Macroeconomic Management and Financial Policies

Volume/Issue: 2013/259

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jose De Gregorio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2013

ISBN: 9781475550214

Keywords: macroeconomic management, financial policies, resilience, financial system, financial stability, international reserves, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), General

This paper analyzes the unprecedented resilience of Latin American countries to the global financial crisis. It argues that sound macroeconomic conditions, which allowed an unusual monetary and fiscal expansion, exchange rat...

Exiting From Fragility in sub-Saharan Africa

Exiting From Fragility in sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Exiting From Fragility in sub-Saharan Africa : The Role of Fiscal Policies and Fiscal Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2015/268

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Deléchat, Ejona Fuli, Dafina Glaser, Gustavo Ramirez, and Rui Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513591315

Keywords: fragility, resilience, fiscal institutions, CPIA, revenue, taxes, tax, budget, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development

This paper studies the role of fiscal policies and institutions in building resilience in sub-Saharan African countries during 1990-2013, with specific emphasis on a group of twenty-six countries that were deemed fragile in...

Chapter 17. Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in the Solomon Islands

Chapter 17. Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in the Solomon Islands »

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

Deposit-lending rate spreads are large in the Solomon Islands compared with the rest of the Pacific island countries, despite their recent decline. Several studies have looked at the causes and implications...

Chapter 18. Interest Rates, Bank Profitability, and Capital Adequacy in the South Pacific

Chapter 18. Interest Rates, Bank Profitability, and Capital Adequacy in the South 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 structure of the banking sector in the South Pacific remained relatively stable over the last decade. The banking sector in most countries in the region is limited to about three to five commercial banks...

Appendix 1. Fiji

Appendix 1. Fiji »

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

Fiji, located in the South Pacific, has a territory of 18,274 square kilometers spread over 332 islands, of which about one-third are inhabited. Most of Fiji’s p...