Inequality and Fiscal Policy

The sizeable increase in income inequality experienced in advanced economies and many parts of the world since the 1990s and the severe consequences of the global economic and financial crisis have brought distributional issues to the top of the policy agenda.

Inequality and Labor Market Institutions

This paper studies the causes of the rise in inequality and focus on the role played by labor market institutions in 20 advanced economies during 1980–2010.

Senegal: Achieving High and Inclusive Growth While Preserving Fiscal Sustainability

Senegal’s recent growth performance from the perspective of its poverty-reducing and distributional characteristics has been mixed. Poverty has fallen in the last two decades, although poverty reduction has slowed significantly in recent years.

Finance & Development: Millennials and the Future of Work

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.

Making Growth Inclusive in Peru

The government recently created the Ministry of Social Development and Inclusion with an ambitious agenda to accelerate poverty reduction and achieve inclusive growth.

Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Despite its vast oil wealth, central Africa still struggles to sustain strong, inclusive economic growth or to generate sufficient employment opportunities, particularly for its fast-growing youth population.

IMF Annual Report 2016: Finding Solutions Together

This past fiscal year, the IMF approved $9.2 billion in new loans to 16 countries and increased spending on capacity development for the sixth straight year, to $256 million.

Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

This book looks at inclusive growth policies to address inequality in commodity-exporting countries, particularly natural resource rich countries.

August 21, 2017

IMF Publications at FILUNI 2017 in Mexico City

IMF will be exhibiting as part of the AAUP Booth at the FILUNI conference August 21-27 in Mexico City. Stop by to pick up a recommended reading list or to see some of our key titles on Latin America.

August 8, 2017

Stabilizing the System of Mortgage Finance

This IMF Working paper argues that broader changes need to be made across the entire mortgage landscape to stabilize the system and it lists a set of proposals to stabilize the mortgage market. These proposals do not constitute a full set of reform suggestions that will ultimately be required to efficiently provide mortgages.