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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department

An Uneven Recovery

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in LAC has both moderated and become more uneven

Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs »

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757074.083

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

This study asseses trade liberalization in programs supported by the IMF by reviewing multiyear arrangements in the 1990s and six detailed case studies. It also discusses the main economic factors affecting trade p...

Sweden's Welfare State
			: Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying? »

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061583.071

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

Sweden has long been viewed as epitomizing a particular approach to economic and social policy. To its advocates, the Swedish welfare state builds on a strong social consensus favoring extensive state intervention...

Financial Reform
			: What Shakes It? What Shapes It?

Financial Reform : What Shakes It? What Shapes It? »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Abdul Abiad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063556.051

ISBN: 9781589063556

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial sector, financial liberalization, financial reform, financial systems, banking crises

Financial sector liberalization was high on the agenda of policymakers during the last quarter of the twentieth century. But there were significant differences in the pace and scale of reform. This pamphlet examine...

Évaluation de la conditionnalité structurelle des programmes appuyés par le FMI

Évaluation de la conditionnalité structurelle des programmes appuyés par le FMI »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 2008

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067332.017

ISBN: 9781589067332

Keywords: conditionality, structural conditionality, privatization, depth case studies, country ownership, implementation capacity, reform agenda, structural adjustment, reform program, financial sector reform

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) was established by the IMF's Executive Board in 2001. It provides objective and independent evaluation of issues related to the IMF. The IEO operates independently of IMF man...

Independent Evaluation Office, Annual Report 2003

Independent Evaluation Office, Annual Report 2003 »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063198.017

ISBN: 9781589063198

Keywords: fiscal adjustment, fiscal reform, fiscal policy, work program, fiscal stance

This first Annual Report describes the activities of the IEO through the first full year of operation. The report provides a summary of the main findings and recommendations of the first three evaluation projects o...

Réforme financière
			: Une construction délicate

Réforme financière : Une construction délicate »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Abdul Abiad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 2005

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064829.051

ISBN: 9781589064829

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial reform, financial systems, banking crises

Financial sector liberalization was high on the agenda of policymakers during the last quarter of the twentieth century. But there were significant differences in the pace and scale of reform. This pamphlet examine...

Cambodia
			: Rebuilding for a Challenging Future

Cambodia : Rebuilding for a Challenging Future »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Sumio Ishikawa , Sibel Beadle , Damien Eastman , Srobona Mitra , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , Wafa Abdelati , Koji Nakamura , Il Lee , Sònia Muñoz , Robert Hagemann , David Coe , and Nadia Rendak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064447.058

ISBN: 9781589064447

Keywords: Development, court, law, exchange rate, dollarization, judicial reform

Cambodia's reconstruction and reform efforts have spanned almost 25 years following the Khmer Rouge period, which ended in 1979. Economic reforms began in earnest in the early 1990s, but reform efforts were beset b...

Good Governance
			: The IMF's Role

Good Governance : The IMF's Role »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756909.052

ISBN: 9781557756909

Keywords: governance issues, good governance, civil service, institutional reforms, administrative systems

Good governance is important for countries at all stages of development... Our approach is to concentrate on those aspects of good governance that are most closely related to our surveillance over macroeconomic pol...

Financial Reform
			: What Shakes It? What Shapes It?

Financial Reform : What Shakes It? What Shapes It? »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Abdul Abiad , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 March 2007

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064843.051

ISBN: 9781589064843

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial reform, financial systems, banking crises

Financial sector liberalization was high on the agenda of policymakers during the last quarter of the twentieth century. But there were significant differences in the pace and scale of reform. This pamphlet examine...

Financial Reform
			: What Shakes It? What Shapes It?

Financial Reform : What Shakes It? What Shapes It? »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Abdul Abiad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 2005

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064850.051

ISBN: 9781589064850

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial reform, financial systems, banking crises

Financial sector liberalization was high on the agenda of policymakers during the last quarter of the twentieth century. But there were significant differences in the pace and scale of reform. This pamphlet examine...