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Social Dimensions of the IMF'S Policy Di Alogue (Reprinted 1998) P047

Social Dimensions of the IMF'S Policy Di Alogue (Reprinted 1998) P047 »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754790.054

ISBN: 9781557754790

Keywords: expenditure, expenditures, safety nets, social safety nets, subsidies

This pamphlet focuses on the IMF's role in social policy advice. First,the evolution of the IMF's involvement in social issues is traced,and the lessons that can be drawn from this experience, includingpolicy impli...

Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies
			: A Guide for Policymakers

Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557759733.069

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

This text provides guidance to policymakers on how to design and implement sound price-subsidy reforms. It draws on the experience of price-subsidy reform in 28 countries. The authors discuss economic and political...

Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758736.084

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

As part of its mandate, the IMF seeks to create the conditions necessary for sustained high-quality growth, which encompasses a broad range of elements. These include sound macroeconomic policies, growth-enhancing...

Social Dimensions of the IMF’s Policy Dialogue

Social Dimensions of the IMF’s Policy Dialogue »

Source: Social Dimensions of the IMF'S Policy Di Alogue (Reprinted 1998) P047

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

ISBN: 9781557754790

Keywords: expenditure, expenditures, safety nets, social safety nets, subsidies

Summary The IMF’s mandate is to promote international monetary cooperation, balanced growth of international trade, and a stable system of exchange rates; fulfilling this mandate is...

Mitigating the Social Costs of the Economic Crisis and the Reform Programs in Asia

Mitigating the Social Costs of the Economic Crisis and the Reform Programs in Asia »

Source: Mitigating the Social Costs of the Economic Crisis and the Reform Programs in Asia

Volume/Issue: 1998/7

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Marijn Verhoeven , Sanjeev Gupta , Gerd Schwartz , Calvin McDonald , Željko Bogetic , and Christian Schiller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451971408

Keywords: Asia, Financial crisis, Social policy, Poverty, social safety nets, social impact, unemployment, disability, price increases, safety nets

This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the likely social impact of the economic crisis and the reform programs in three Asian countries—Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand. The focus is on likely changes i...

Appendix 1 List of Examined Countries14

Appendix 1 List of Examined Countries14 »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

Sub-Saharan Africa: Mauritius (1992–95)*...

Appendix 2 The Nature of Price Subsidies

Appendix 2 The Nature of Price Subsidies »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

36. A price subsidy reduces the consumer price of a good or service below what it would be in the absence of the subsidy (consumer subsidy) or increases the price received by a prod...

Appendix 3 Examining the Short-Term Impact of Reducing Price Subsidies on Real Household Incomes: An Illustration

Appendix 3 Examining the Short-Term Impact of Reducing Price Subsidies on Real Household Incomes: An Illustration »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

42. This appendix provides two competing pragmatic approaches to estimating the impact of price-subsidy reform on households in the short term....

1. Overview

1. Overview »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

1. The reform of price subsidies has been a key element of IMF-supported programs in many countries. These reforms have brought prices of subsidized items closer to their market-clearing levels and have soug...

2. Economic Issues in the Reform of Price Subsidies

2. Economic Issues in the Reform of Price Subsidies »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

4. Subsidy reform entails price liberalization or adjusting controlled prices of subsidized goods and services, often during macroeconomic adjustment. The economic goals are to correct fiscal imbalances and...