Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff members and are published to elicit comment and to encourage debate. These papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and so are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues. This Web-only series replaced Staff Position Notes in January 2011
Stefania Fabrizio, Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu, Catherine Pattillo, Adrian Peralta-Alva, Andrea Presbitero, Baoping Shang, Genevieve Verdier, Marie-Therese Camilleri, Kazuaki Washimi, Lisa Kolovich, Monique Newiak, Martin Cihak, Inci Otker, Luis-Felipe Zanna, and Carol Baker
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
The formal launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sets the global development agenda through 2030, placing significant emphasis on promoting social and environmental sustainability alongside economic growth and poverty reduction. Meeting the SDGs will require actions across a wide range of areas by both national governments and the international community. This paper examines the types of policies that developing countries will need to implement to foster economic transformation, to promote economic and social inclusion, and to meet key environmental objectives. Reducing inequality, achieving gender equity, and pricing energy and water resources appropriately receive particular attention.