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Aid and Growth at the Regional Level*

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Source: Aid and Growth at the Regional Level

Volume/Issue: 2015/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Axel Dreher , and Steffen Lohmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513514437

Keywords: Aid Effectiveness, Geo-coding, aid, regions, region, projects, regional level,

This paper brings the aid effectiveness debate to the sub-national level. We hypothesize the nonrobust results regarding the effects of aid on development in the previous literature to arise due to the effects of a...

SME Financial Inclusion for Sustained Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

SME Financial Inclusion for Sustained Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: SME Financial Inclusion for Sustained Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2019/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mishel Ghassibe , Maximiliano Appendino , and Samir Elsadek Mahmoudi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

ISBN: 9781513509112

Keywords: Financial crises, Real sector, Financial inclusion, Labor productivity, Economic growth, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Economic Grow, WP, central Asia region, SMEs

This paper offers empirical evidence that greater financial inclusion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can promote higher economic growth and employment, especially in the Middle East and Central Asia regions...

Banks in The Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model

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Source: Banks in The Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model

Volume/Issue: 2015/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michal Andrle , Michael Kumhof , Douglas Laxton , and Dirk Muir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513532967

Keywords: Multi-Region DSGE Models, Financial Accelerator, Macro-Financial Linkages, banks, bank, capital, lending, interest, Other,

The Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal model (GIMF) is a multi-region DSGE model developed by the Economic Modeling Division of the IMF for policy and scenario analysis. This paper compares two versions of GIMF,...

People’s Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

People’s Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Oversight and Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures-Technical Note

Volume/Issue: 2014/208

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498300315

Keywords: Capital markets, Financial Sector Assessment Program, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, Securities regulations, Securities markets, Payment systems, rtgs, clearing houses, financial market

This Technical Note on Oversight and Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures has been prepared in the context of the Financial Sector Assessment Program for the People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special...

Harnessing Digital Technologies to Promote SMEs in the MENAP Region

Harnessing Digital Technologies to Promote SMEs in the MENAP Region »

Source: Harnessing Digital Technologies to Promote SMEs in the MENAP Region

Volume/Issue: 2020/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Inutu Lukonga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2020

ISBN: 9781513550770

Keywords: Economic conditions, Supply and demand, Financial systems, Financial institutions, Financial services, Digitalization, Digital Technologies, Inclusive Growth, MENAP Region., WP

Policy makers in the MENAP region have been formulating policies and designing programs to develop small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with a view to create jobs and achieve inclusive growth. But while the pr...

Enhancing the Role of SMEs in the Arab World-Some Key Considerations

Enhancing the Role of SMEs in the Arab World-Some Key Considerations »

Source: Enhancing the Role of SMEs in the Arab World-Some Key Considerations

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): Vahram Stepanyan , Gohar Abajyan , Anta Ndoye , and Marwa Alnasaa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513522760

Keywords: Financial crises, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Financial statistics, Bank credit, Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), PP, SMEs, SME, Arab economy

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a cornerstone of Arab economies, accounting for over 90 percent of all businesses and providing a major source of new job creation. Governments across the Arab World re...

The Great Divide: Regional Inequality and Fiscal Policy

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Source: The Great Divide: Regional Inequality and Fiscal Policy

Volume/Issue: 2019/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Gbohoui , W. Raphael Lam , and Victor Lledo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498311625

Keywords: Cost of living, National income, Social security, Development, Social indicators, Regional inequality, fiscal redistribution, mobility, intergovernmental relations, regional disparity

Growing regional inequality within countries has raised the perception that 'some places and people' are left behind. This has prompted a shift toward inward-looking policies and away from pro-growth reforms. This...

Inflation Dynamics in the CEMAC Region1

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Source: Inflation Dynamics in the CEMAC Region

Volume/Issue: 2011/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , Darlena Tartari Schwegler , and Carlos Caceres

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463921965

Keywords: pass-through, CEMAC region, monetary fund, monetary policy, inflation dynamics, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: General (includes Measurement and Data), Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

This paper analyses inflation dynamics in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) using a constructed dataset for country-specific commodity price indices and panel cointegrated vector autoregre...

Policies and Prospects in Japan and the Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region

Policies and Prospects in Japan and the Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region »

Source: Policies and Prospects in Japan and the Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region

Volume/Issue: 2001/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tim Callen , and Warwick McKibbin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855289

Keywords: Asia-Pacific region, macroeconomic model, fiscal consolidation, equity prices, government expenditure, government bonds, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper uses the G-Cubed (Asia-Pacific) model-a macroeconomic model with rich cross-country links-to explore the implications for Japan and Asia of several shocks to the Japanese economy. The results suggest tha...

Asia and Pacific Small States - Raising Potential Growth and Enhancing Resilience to Shocks

Asia and Pacific Small States - Raising Potential Growth and Enhancing Resilience to Shocks »

Source: Asia and Pacific Small States - Raising Potential Growth and Enhancing Resilience to Shocks

Volume/Issue: 2013/009

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2013

ISBN: 9781498342285

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Economic indicators, External shocks, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Relationships with Fund, Small states, Surveillance

The small states of the Asia and Pacific region face unique challenges in raising their growth potential and living standards. These countries are particularly vulnerable because of their small populations, geograp...