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IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

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Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068674.017

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

Trade policy occupies an unusual and at times problematic place in the work of the IMF. Though trade policies of IMF members have strong influences on macroeconomic stability, they are often seen as peripheral to t...

IEO Annual Report 2009

IEO Annual Report 2009 »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068759.017

ISBN: 9781589068759

Keywords: conditionality, trade policy issues, structural conditionality, trade policies, international trade policy

This sixth Annual Report describes the activities of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) during the year to April 30, 2009. The report summarized the findings of IEO's most recent evaluations, lists cross-cutti...

IEO Annual Report 2010

IEO Annual Report 2010 »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069992.017

ISBN: 9781589069992

Keywords: international trade, trade policy issues, international trade policy, work program, multilateral surveillance

The Independent Evaluation Office's (IEO) Annual Report 2010 highlights that in FY2010, the IEO expended approximately 95 percent of its budgetary resources. The corresponding underspending (about 5 percent of the...

IEO Annual Report, 2008

IEO Annual Report, 2008 »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067790.017

ISBN: 9781589067790

Keywords: conditionality, structural conditionality, exchange rate policy, trade policy issues, international trade

This fifth Annual Report describes the activities of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) during the year to April 30, 2008. This period saw the completion of two evaluations, "Structural Conditionality in IMF-S...

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

1. The IMF’s involvement in trade policy issues has been a source of controversy. In contrast to exchange rate, fiscal, or monetary policies, trade policy lies within the IMF’s doma...

Chapter 2 What Is the Nature of the IMF’s Mandate to Cover Trade Policy?

Chapter 2 What Is the Nature of the IMF’s Mandate to Cover Trade Policy? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

5. The IMF’s mandate on trade policy issues is broad, but not precise. 2 The root of the mandate lies in Article I(ii) which specifies that a purpo...

Chapter 3 Institutional Architecture for Trade Policy: How Well Has Cooperation Worked?

Chapter 3 Institutional Architecture for Trade Policy: How Well Has Cooperation Worked? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

9. Interinstitutional cooperation is essential for the IMF to be effective on trade policy issues. Two aspects of the institutional landscape reinforce this point. First, since the...

Chapter 4 The IMF’s Evolving Role in Trade Policy: How Was the Process Guided?

Chapter 4 The IMF’s Evolving Role in Trade Policy: How Was the Process Guided? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

20. Executive Board guidance on trade policy since the mid-1990s pushed staff both to broaden the range of issues they covered and to be more selective. 5...

Chapter 5 IMF Advice on Trade Policy: How Well Was the Approach Carried Out?

Chapter 5 IMF Advice on Trade Policy: How Well Was the Approach Carried Out? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

23. IMF coverage of trade policy varied widely in range and depth across countries and over time. The basic tenets of the IMF’s approach to trade policy issues are generally well su...

Chapter 6 How Effective Was the IMF’s Work on Trade Policy Issues?

Chapter 6 How Effective Was the IMF’s Work on Trade Policy Issues? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

48. There are no straightforward metrics for assessing the effectiveness of the IMF’s involvement in trade policy issues. Three approaches are therefore taken in this evaluation. At...