- Charalambos Christofides, Atish Ghosh, Uma Ramakrishnan, Alun Thomas, Laura Papi, Juan Zalduendo, and Jun Kim
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- September 2005
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The design of IMF-supported programs/Atish Ghosh … [et al.]—Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund, 2005.
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The term “country,” as used in this paper, does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is a state as understood by international law and practice; the term also covers some territorial entities that are not states, but for which statistical data are maintained and provided internationally on a separate and independent basis.
The past 15 years have seen important developments in the challenges facing IMF member countries, and therefore in the objectives of the economic programs for which national authorities have sought the IMF’s support. Yet the very responsiveness of the IMF to these evolving needs has inevitably complicated program design and the evaluation of program success. In this occasional paper, IMF staff take a detailed look at the experience with IMF-supported programs during 1995–2000.
The Design of IMF-Supported Programs was prepared by a staff team headed by Atish Ghosh and comprising Charis Christofides, Jun Kim, Laura Papi, Uma Ramakrishnan, Alun Thomas, and Juan Zalduendo, assisted by Barbara Dabrowska, Siba Das, Olivia Carolin, and Neri Gomes, under the overall supervision of G. Russell Kincaid and Mark Allen. Esha Ray of the External Relations Department edited and coordinated production of the publication.
An earlier draft of this occasional paper was discussed by the IMF’s Executive Board. The opinions expressed in the paper are those of the authors, however, and do not necessarily reflect the views of national authorities, the IMF, or IMF Executive Directors.
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