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Source: External Debt and Capital Flight in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2000

ISBN: 9781557757913

Keywords: debt, external debt, interest, capital flight, payments

Mounting external debt and large-scale capital flight have been at the forefront of Africa's economic problems since the 1980s. External Debt and Capital Flight in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by S. Ibi Ajayi and Moh...

3 External Debt and Finance for Low-Income Countries—An Overview

3 External Debt and Finance for Low-Income Countries—An Overview »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

During the 1980s, a revitalized debt strategy encompassing concerted lending, debt reduction, and comprehensive macroeconomic adjustment supported by arrangements with the International Monetary Fund and the...

External Debt Histories of Ten Low-Income Developing Countries

External Debt Histories of Ten Low-Income Developing Countries »

Source: External Debt Histories of Ten Low-Income Developing Countries : Lessons from Their Experience

Volume/Issue: 1998/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kevin Ross , R. Brooks , Robert Powell , Ydahlia Metzgen Quemarez , Doris Ross , Mariano Cortes , Saqib Rizavi , Benoit Ketchekmen , and Francesca Fornasari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

ISBN: 9781451849318

Keywords: External Debt, HIPCs, Low-Income Countries, debt, creditors, debt burden, debt stock

The external debt burden of many low-income developing countries has increased significantly since the 1970s. Developments in a sample of ten countries show that the main factors behind the buildup of debt were (1)...

External Finance for Low-Income Countries

External Finance for Low-Income Countries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451957198.071

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

Edited by Zubair Iqbal and Ravi Kanbur, this volume consists of papers presented at a joint IMF and World Bank conference on external financing for low-income countries. The primary focus was on the impact of exter...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

Edited by Zubair Iqbal and Ravi Kanbur, this volume consists of papers presented at a joint IMF and World Bank conference on external financing for low-income countries. The primary focus was on the impact of exter...

3 Ghana: The Burden of Debt-Service Payment Under Structural Adjustment

3 Ghana: The Burden of Debt-Service Payment Under Structural Adjustment »

Source: External Debt and Capital Flight in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2000

ISBN: 9781557757913

Keywords: debt, external debt, interest, capital flight, payments

Many sub-Saharan African countries face a serious external debt problem. The severity of the problem is seen from the size of the current debt relative to income, and from the high debt-service payments. Fro...

4 Growth and Foreign Debt: The Ugandan Experience

4 Growth and Foreign Debt: The Ugandan Experience »

Source: External Debt and Capital Flight in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2000

ISBN: 9781557757913

Keywords: debt, external debt, interest, capital flight, payments

During the last years of the 1980s, the external debt facing the sub-Saharan African countries received increasing attention. The immediate causes of the region’s debt crisis during the decade were the econo...

IMF Approves US$252,75 Million PRGF Arrangement for Kenya

IMF Approves US$252,75 Million PRGF Arrangement for Kenya »

Source: Kenya : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Volume/Issue: 2003/399

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2004

ISBN: 9781451821109

Keywords: expenditure, external debt, public expenditure, domestic debt, central bank

Kenya showed poor implementation of policies and weak economic performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement. The government formulated a new Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth a...

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year, US$508.7 Million Arrangement Under Extended Credit Facility for Kenya

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year, US$508.7 Million Arrangement Under Extended Credit Facility for Kenya »

Source: Kenya : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2011/38

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455217762

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, public debt, external debt

Kenya's economy is bouncing back following multiple shocks between 2008 and 2009. The program targets a gradual reduction in the central government primary balance through tax reform and strict control of current s...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under the ECF Arrangement for Kenya and Approves US$108.5 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under the ECF Arrangement for Kenya and Approves US$108.5 Million Disbursement »

Source: Kenya : Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Request for a Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Press Release

Volume/Issue: 2013/107

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2013

ISBN: 9781484390474

Keywords: external debt, public debt, central bank, payment arrears, external payment

Economic activity in Kenya has remained resilient to uncertainty surrounding the elections, the impact of the European crisis, and security-related concerns. Fiscal policy is in line with the program despite diffic...