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The HIPC Initiative

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Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

The traditional mechanisms for dealing with the debt problems of low-income countries are sufficiently robust to deal with the debt burden of many HIPCs and to reduce their external debts to sustainable leve...

How Global Financial Markets Affect Sub-Saharan Africa

How Global Financial Markets Affect Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 57, No. 1

Volume: 57

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069114

Keywords: debt overhang, debt relief, indebted countries, external debt, highly indebted countries

Do highly indebted countries suffer from a debt overhang? Can debt relief foster their growth rates? To answer these important questions, this article looks at how the debt-growth relation varies with indebtedness...

The IMF and the Latin American Debt Crisis: Seven Common Criticisms

The IMF and the Latin American Debt Crisis: Seven Common Criticisms »

Source: The IMF and the Latin American Debt Crisis : Seven Common Criticisms

Volume/Issue: 1994/23

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 1994

ISBN: 9781451962154

Keywords: Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Guyana, Suriname

The IMF played a key role in developing and implementing the debt strategy throughout the 1980s. That strategy not only overcame the crisis but also produced successful transformationsof several major economiesin L...

IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics
			: Annual Report 2004

IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics : Annual Report 2004 »

Series: Balance of Payments Statistics

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064713.044

ISBN: 9781589064713

Keywords: statistics, payments, survey, liabilities, debt, external debt, financial statistics, surveys, interest, creditor

The IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics was established in 1992 to oversee the implementation of the recommendations contained in the reports of two IMF working parties that investigated the principal s...

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Malawi’s Three-Year PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$7.3 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Malawi’s Three-Year PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$7.3 Million Disbursement »

Source: Malawi : Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2006/445

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451828146

Keywords: debt, budget, debt relief, balance of payments, interest

The objective for net foreign assets was discussed in this paper. Macroeconomic performance under the PRGF arrangement was broadly discussed. Several developments during the second half of 2005/2006 required the au...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Haiti

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Haiti »

Source: Haiti : 2012 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility

Volume/Issue: 2013/90

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2013

ISBN: 9781484312766

Keywords: central bank, public debt, current account, debt relief, debt unit

Significant progress has been made in Haiti to safeguard macroeconomic stability after the January 2010 earthquake. However, the pace of the reconstruction has been slow and the business environment remains unattra...

IMF Management Approves a Staff-Monitored Program with The Gambia

IMF Management Approves a Staff-Monitored Program with The Gambia »

Source: The Gambia : Request for a Staff-Monitored Program; Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/128

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498313919

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Public debt, Debt sustainability, Debt management, Debt relief, SOEs, primary balance, domestic revenue, debt-to-GDP, DSA

The Gambia is enjoying a strong economic recovery, with good prospects of sustained growth over the medium term. In the two years since the government of President Barrow took office, The Gambia's economy has rebou...

The IMF and the Latin American Debt Crisis
			: Seven Common Criticisms

The IMF and the Latin American Debt Crisis : Seven Common Criticisms »

Volume/Issue: 1994/23

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451962154.003

ISBN: 9781451962154

Keywords: Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Guyana, Suriname

The IMF played a key role in developing and implementing the debt strategy throughout the 1980s. That strategy not only overcame the crisis but also produced successful transformationsof several major economiesin L...

Update on the Financing of the Fund's Concessional Assistance and Debt Relief to Low-Income Countries

Update on the Financing of the Fund's Concessional Assistance and Debt Relief to Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/023

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498308403.007

ISBN: 9781498308403

Keywords: Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, Debt relief, HIPC Initiative, Low income countries, Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, Rapid Credit Facility, SDR interest rates, Market interest rates, Interest rates, Multilateral debt

"The Fund is adapting its framework for providing support to low-income countries (LICs) amid rising vulnerabilities. Despite a global economic upswing, many LICs continue to face difficult fiscal and external posi...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
			: Request for the Rapid-Access Component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility and Report on the 2008 Staff Monitored Program

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Request for the Rapid-Access Component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility and Report on the 2008 Staff Monitored Program »

Volume/Issue: 2009/317

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451808469.002

ISBN: 9781451808469

Keywords: debt, debt relief, fiscal balance, interest, budget

This paper discusses a request from Congo for the Rapid-Access Component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility. Performance on the 2008 staff-monitored program was mixed, complicated by the effects of the exogenous shoc...