Fiscal Policies and Gender Equality

This book is based on a joint research project between the IMF and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development on gender budgeting around the world.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department

The world economy and global trade are experiencing a broad-based cyclical upswing. Since October 2017, global growth outcomes and the outlook for 2018-19 have improved across all regions, reinforced by the expected positive near-term spillovers from tax policy changes in the United States.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific

Asia is expected to grow by about 51/2 percent this year, accounting for nearly two-thirds of global growth, and the region remains the world's most dynamic by a considerable margin.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa

The region is seeing a modest growth uptick, but this is not uniform and the medium-term outlook remains subdued.

World Economic Outlook, April 2018: Cyclical Upswing, Structural Change

The upswing in global investment and trade continued in the second half of 2017. At 3.8 percent, global growth in 2017 was the fastest since 2011. With financial conditions still supportive, global growth is expected to tick up to a 3.9 percent rate in both 2018 and 2019.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2018: A Bumpy Road Ahead

The April 2018 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) finds that short-term risks to financial stability remain low and broadly unchanged in recent months. Medium-term risks continue to be elevated as financial vulnerabilities, which have built up during the years of accommodative policies, could make the road ahead bumpy and put growth at risk.

Fiscal Monitor, April 2018 : Capitalizing on Good Times

The April 2018 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: the burden of high global debt and the opportunities and challenges of digital government.

Nepal: Defending Against Money Laundering

A story about Nepal's journey to address money laundering--how it navigated the various obstacles it faced over the years to meet international standards on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism.


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May 14, 2018

Nepal: Defending Against Money Laundering: Into and Out of the Grey

This comic is based on actual events in Nepal. It demonstrates the vital role of economic institutions in the development of a country. 

March 14, 2018

IMF Publications at the London Book Fair in April 10-12.

Visit the IMF stand at the London Book Fair (Stand 7G10a) to preview new books and learn more about the IMF eLibrary.