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Author(s):
Shari Boyce, Sergei Dodzin, Xuefei Bai, Ezequiel Cabezon, Fazurin Jamaludin, Yiqun Wu, and Rosanne Heller
Published Date:
April 2014
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    Asia & Pacific

    SMALL STATES MONITOR

    Quarterly Bulletin | Issue 01/2014

    April 2014

    Introducing the Asia & Pacific Small States Monitor

    The work on the small states is an important component of the IMF’s global policy agenda. Among the 36 member countries covered by the IMF Asia and Pacific Department (APD), 13 countries are developing small states—most of which are Pacific islands. As part of APD’s ongoing effort to increase its engagement with regional small states and their development partners and enhance information sharing within the IMF, this issue marks the launch of the APD Small States Monitor, a quarterly bulletin featuring the latest economic developments, country notes from the most recent Article IV staff reports, special topics, past and upcoming events, and forthcoming IMF research on small states. In future issues, we will also host contributions from the authorities of small states and their development partners on key policy topics. Our goal is to exchange knowledge and deepen our understanding of the policy challenges these economies face to better tailor our policy advice.

    Patrizia Tumbarello, Chief of Pacific Islands Unit, Asia and Pacific Department

    Our goal is to exchange knowledge and deepen our understanding of the policy challenges these economies face to better tailor our policy advice.

    Prepared by: Shari Boyce (coordinator),

    Sergei Dodzin, Xuefei Bai, Ezequiel

    Cabezon, Fazurin Jamaludin, and Yiqun Wu

    (all Pacific Islands Unit), and Rosanne Heller

    (editorial officer)

    Please send comments and contributions to APDsmallstates@imf.org and ptumbarello@imf.org.

    Reef in Chuuk State, Micronesia

    (Selection and editing of photo by Michael Spilotro, Media Officer)

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