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Weathering the Storm So Far

Weathering the Storm So Far »

Source: Weathering the Storm So Far : The Impact of the 2003-05 Oil Shock on Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2006/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helaway Tadesse , Mark Lewis , Jörg Zeuner , James John , Luzmaria Monasi , and Paolo Dudine

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864311

Keywords: adjustment, fiscal, quasi-fiscal, pass-through, low-income country, IMF financing, oil imports, oil importers, National Deficit Surplus, Energy and the Macroeconomy

This paper examines the impact of the 2003-05 oil price increase on the balance of payments positions and IMF financing needs of low-income country oil importers. It finds that stronger exports reflecting favorable...

Growth, Governance, and Fiscal Policy Transmission Channels in Low-Income Countries

Growth, Governance, and Fiscal Policy Transmission Channels in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Growth, Governance, and Fiscal Policy Transmission Channels in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2003/237

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Naoko Kojo , Arye Hillman , and Emanuele Baldacci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875737

Keywords: Growth, low-income countries, public spending, fiscal deficit, fiscal contractions, expansionary fiscal, National Deficit Surplus, low-income countries and Finance, Taxation, Deficit

Private investment is the principal transmission channel through which fiscal policy affects growth in high-income countries. In low-income countries, governance and also other considerations suggest that the prima...

Evolution of Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries

Evolution of Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Evolution of Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries : Some Aggregate Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2012/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedicte Baduel , and Robert Price

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475505153

Keywords: low-income countries, debt service, debt ratios, debt dynamics, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: Other, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance,

The Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) for low-income countries (LICs) is a standardized analytical tool to monitor debt sustainability. This paper uses DSAs from three periods around the time of the global economi...

Monetary Policy in Low Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis

Monetary Policy in Low Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis »

Source: Monetary Policy in Low Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis : The Case of Zambia

Volume/Issue: 2012/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaromir Benes , Andrew Berg , Rafael Portillo , Mai Dao , and Alfredo Baldini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475502848

Keywords: Global Financial Crisis, Low-Income Countries, inflation, terms of trade, aggregate demand, money growth, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

We develop a DSGE model with a banking sector to analyze the impact of the financial crisis on Zambia and the role of the monetary policy response. We view the crisis as a combination of three related shocks: a wor...

Global Rebalancing

Global Rebalancing »

Source: Global Rebalancing : Implications for Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2011/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463922610

Keywords: Global Rebalancing, low-income countries, terms of trade, commodity exporters, manufactured exports, exporters, export expansion, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Economywide Country Studies,

While global rebalancing will mainly involve structural realignment among major advanced and emerging market economies, it could have significant impact on low-income countries (LICs). Simulations using a global ge...

FDI from BRICs to LICs

FDI from BRICs to LICs »

Source: FDI from BRICs to LICs : Emerging Growth Driver?

Volume/Issue: 2011/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462311309

Keywords: FDI, BRICs, low-income countries, direct investment, foreign direct investment, investors, investment climate, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Other, Economywide Country Studies: Africa, Comparative Studies of Countries

Despite the rapid increase in FDI flows to LICs, there have been relatively few studies that have specifically examined these flows. This paper attempts to partially fill the void by throwing light on one particula...

Proposal to Enhance Fund Support for Low Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters

Proposal to Enhance Fund Support for Low Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters »

Source: Proposal to Enhance Fund Support for Low-Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters

Volume/Issue: 2015/007

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2015

ISBN: 9781498344937

Keywords: Debt relief, Emergency assistance, Emergency financing mechanism, External shocks, Fund facilities, Low-income developing countries, Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, Balance of payments, Public health, Low income countries

The Fund's existing facilities for low-income countries (LICs) provide a vehicle for the speedy provision of financial assistance to member countries hit by natural disasters, either through the Rapid Credit Facili...

Proposal to Enhance Fund Support for Low-Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters—Proposed Modifications

Proposal to Enhance Fund Support for Low-Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters—Proposed Modifications »

Source: Proposal to Enhance Fund Support for Low-Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters

Volume/Issue: 2015/007

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2015

ISBN: 9781498344937

Keywords: Debt relief, Emergency assistance, Emergency financing mechanism, External shocks, Fund facilities, Low-income developing countries, Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, Balance of payments, Public health, Low income countries

The Fund's existing facilities for low-income countries (LICs) provide a vehicle for the speedy provision of financial assistance to member countries hit by natural disasters, either through the Rapid Credit Facili...

IMF Establishes a Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Enhance Support for Eligible Low Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters

IMF Establishes a Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Enhance Support for Eligible Low Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters »

Source: Proposal to Enhance Fund Support for Low-Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters

Volume/Issue: 2015/007

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2015

ISBN: 9781498344937

Keywords: Debt relief, Emergency assistance, Emergency financing mechanism, External shocks, Fund facilities, Low-income developing countries, Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, Balance of payments, Public health, Low income countries

The Fund's existing facilities for low-income countries (LICs) provide a vehicle for the speedy provision of financial assistance to member countries hit by natural disasters, either through the Rapid Credit Facili...

Predicting Fiscal Crises

Predicting Fiscal Crises »

Source: Predicting Fiscal Crises

Volume/Issue: 2018/181

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Svetlana Cerovic , Kerstin Gerling , Andrew Hodge , and Paulo Medas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484372555

Keywords: Taxation, Low income countries, Debt, Debt management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal crises, Early Warning System, Public Expenditures, Investment, and Finance

This paper identifies leading indicators of fiscal crises based on a large sample of countries at different stages of development over 1970-2015. Our results are robust to different methodologies and sample periods...