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Global Debt Database: Methodology and Sources

Global Debt Database: Methodology and Sources »

Source: Global Debt Database: Methodology and Sources

Volume/Issue: 2018/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Samba Mbaye , Marialuz Moreno Badia , and Kyungla Chae

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353592

Keywords: Public debt, historical debt, private debt, debt-to-GDP, debt database, General, General, International, or Comparative

This paper describes the compilation of the Global Debt Database (GDD), a cutting-edge dataset covering private and public debt for virtually the entire world (190 countries) dating back to the 1950s. The GDD is th...

Modernizing the Framework for Fiscal Policy and Public Debt Sustainability Analysis

Modernizing the Framework for Fiscal Policy and Public Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Modernizing the Framework for Fiscal Policy and Public Debt Sustainability Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/034

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2011

ISBN: 9781498338639

Keywords: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, External sector, Financial crises, Fiscal policy, Sovereign debt, WEO, debt-to-GDP ratio, debt-to-GDP, debt level, primary balance

Modernizing the framework for fiscal policy and public debt sustainability analysis (DSA) has become necessary, particularly in light of the recent crisis and rising sustainability concerns in some advanced economi...

The Gambia: Request For a Staff–Monitored Program— Press Release and Staff Report

The Gambia: Request For a Staff–Monitored Program— Press Release and Staff Report »

Source: The Gambia : Request for a Staff-Monitored Program; Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/128

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498313919

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Public debt, Debt sustainability, Debt management, Debt relief, SOEs, primary balance, domestic revenue, debt-to-GDP, DSA

The Gambia is enjoying a strong economic recovery, with good prospects of sustained growth over the medium term. In the two years since the government of President Barrow took office, The Gambia's economy has rebou...

The Gambia: Request for a Staff-monitored Program—Debt Sustainability Analysis

The Gambia: Request for a Staff-monitored Program—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: The Gambia : Request for a Staff-Monitored Program; Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/128

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498313919

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Public debt, Debt sustainability, Debt management, Debt relief, SOEs, primary balance, domestic revenue, debt-to-GDP, DSA

The Gambia is enjoying a strong economic recovery, with good prospects of sustained growth over the medium term. In the two years since the government of President Barrow took office, The Gambia's economy has rebou...

IMF Management Approves a Staff-Monitored Program with The Gambia

IMF Management Approves a Staff-Monitored Program with The Gambia »

Source: The Gambia : Request for a Staff-Monitored Program; Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/128

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498313919

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Public debt, Debt sustainability, Debt management, Debt relief, SOEs, primary balance, domestic revenue, debt-to-GDP, DSA

The Gambia is enjoying a strong economic recovery, with good prospects of sustained growth over the medium term. In the two years since the government of President Barrow took office, The Gambia's economy has rebou...

Staff Guidance Note for Public Debt Sustainability Analysis in Market-Access Countries

Staff Guidance Note for Public Debt Sustainability Analysis in Market-Access Countries »

Source: Staff Guidance Note for Public Debt Sustainability Analysis in Market-Access Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/040

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2013

ISBN: 9781498341844

Keywords: Debt burden, Debt management, Debt sustainability analysis, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Fiscal risk, Public debt, Economic conditions, Fiscal sector, Financial crises

The framework for fiscal policy and public debt sustainability analysis (DSA) in market-access countries (MACs) was reviewed by the Executive Board in August 2011.1 The review responded to shortcomings in identifyi...

Are Fund Staff Projections of Debt More Optimistic Under Program Contexts?

Are Fund Staff Projections of Debt More Optimistic Under Program Contexts? »

Source: Are Fund Staff Projections of Debt More Optimistic Under Program Contexts?

Volume/Issue: 2005/065

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2005

ISBN: 9781498330831

Keywords: Debt sustainability analysis, Exchange rate policy surveillance, External debt, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Public debt, Debt sustainability, Real exchange rates, Exchange rate depreciation, general government expenditure, debt-to-GDP

This note examines whether projections made in the context of a Fund-supported program are systematically more optimistic than those done for surveillance cases. Of particular interest in this regard is the assessm...

The Motives to Borrow

The Motives to Borrow »

Source: The Motives to Borrow

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio Fatás , Atish Ghosh , Ugo Panizza , and Andrea Presbitero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498312103

Keywords: Domestic debt, Economic growth, Economic recovery, Real interest rates, Domestic currency debt, Sovereign Debt, Political Economy, Fiscal Policy, Growth, debt-to-GDP ratio

Governments issue debt for good and bad reasons. While the good reasons-intertemporal tax-smoothing, fiscal stimulus, and asset management-can explain some of the increases in public debt in recent years, they cann...

Debt Build-up in Frontier Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs) since 2012: Global or Country-specific Factors and Way Forward?

Debt Build-up in Frontier Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs) since 2012: Global or Country-specific Factors and Way Forward? »

Source: Debt Build-up in Frontier Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs) since 2012: Global or Country-specific Factors and Way Forward?

Volume/Issue: 2019/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Constance de Soyres , Anna Rogantini Picco , and Randa Sab

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484396247

Keywords: Domestic debt, Real interest rates, Economic growth, Heavily indebted poor countries, Interest rate increases, Debt build-up;Frontier LIDCs;global and country-specific factors;debt-to-GDP ratio;debt-to-GDP;country-specific;federal fund rate;fund rate

This paper focuses on the debt build-up that frontier low-income developing countries (LIDCs) have faced since 2012. First, it documents a 20-percentage point increase in the external and government debt-to-GDP ra...

A Historical Public Debt Database

A Historical Public Debt Database »

Source: A Historical Public Debt Database

Volume/Issue: 2010/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209453

Keywords: Historical Debt, Gross Debt, Debt-to-GDP, Debt Database, government debt, debt data, debt ratios, debt ratio, National Budget, Deficit

This paper describes the compilation of the first truly comprehensive database on gross government debt-to-GDP ratios, covering nearly the entire IMF membership (174 countries) and spanning an exceptionally long ti...