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Can Debt Relief Boost Growth in Poor Countries?

Can Debt Relief Boost Growth in Poor Countries? »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Toan Nguyen , Benedict Clements , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063549.051

ISBN: 9781589063549

Keywords: debt service, external debt, debt relief, foreign debt, budget deficits

The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, launched in 1999 by the IMF and the World Bank, was the first coordinated effort by the international financial community to reduce the foreign debt of the wor...

Can Debt Relief Boost Growth in Poor Countries?

Can Debt Relief Boost Growth in Poor Countries? »

Source: Can Debt Relief Boost Growth in Poor Countries?

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Toan Nguyen , Benedict Clements , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2006

ISBN: 9781589063549

Keywords: debt service, external debt, debt relief, foreign debt, budget deficits

The 1996 launch of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative by the IMF and the World Bank revived a long-standing debate over the relationship between foreignborrowing and economic growth. The g...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Can Debt Relief Boost Growth in Poor Countries?

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Toan Nguyen , Benedict Clements , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2006

ISBN: 9781589063549

Keywords: debt service, external debt, debt relief, foreign debt, budget deficits

The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, launched in 1999 by the IMF and the World Bank, was the first coordinated effort by the international financial community to reduce the foreign debt of the wor...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Can Debt Relief Boost Growth in Poor Countries?

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Toan Nguyen , Benedict Clements , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2006

ISBN: 9781589063549

Keywords: debt service, external debt, debt relief, foreign debt, budget deficits

The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, launched in 1999 by the IMF and the World Bank, was the first coordinated effort by the international financial community to reduce the foreign debt of the wor...

Can They Do It All? Fiscal Space in Low-Income Countries

Can They Do It All? Fiscal Space in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Can They Do It All? Fiscal Space in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2017/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anja Baum , Andrew Hodge , Aiko Mineshima , Marialuz Moreno Badia , and Rene Tapsoba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475599046

Keywords: Public debt, Fiscal space, sustainability, SDGs, low-income countries, Deficit

According to U.N. estimates, low-income countries will have to increase their annual public spending by up to 30 percent of GDP to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), raising the question of whether t...

Chapter 2: A Daunting Fiscal Challenge

Chapter 2: A Daunting Fiscal Challenge »

Source: Strategies for Fiscal Consolidation in the Post-Crisis World

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Villafuerte , Cemile Sancak , Jan Gottschalk , S. M. Ali Abbas , Olivier Basdevant , Ricardo Velloso , Fuad Hasanov , Greetje Everaert , Stephanie Eble , and Junhyung Park

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2010

ISBN: 9781589069374

Keywords: Developed countries, Fiscal consolidation, Emerging markets, Government expenditures, Public debt, government debt, debt ratios, debt ratio, domestic debt

The crisis has resulted in a major increase in fiscal deficits and government debt in advanced economies. Under current projections, which already assume some tightening mainly through the removal of fiscal...

Chapter 3. A Review of Senegal’s Industrial Framework

Chapter 3. A Review of Senegal’s Industrial Framework »

Source: Race to the Next Income Frontier : How Senegal and Other Low-Income Countries Can Reach the Finish Line

Series: Books

Author(s): Ali Mansoor , Salifou Issoufou , and Daouda Sembene

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484303139

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Economic growth, Economic reforms, Poverty reduction, Senegal, Gross domestric product growth, Inclusive growth, Output growth, Plan Senegal Emergent, growth rate

Introduction There is no single best emerging market model. In the course of its development, each country follows its own path based on its human, economic, and natural resources an...

Chapter 2. Can Plan Sénégal Émergent Growth Rates Be Achieved—and If So, How?

Chapter 2. Can Plan Sénégal Émergent Growth Rates Be Achieved—and If So, How? »

Source: Race to the Next Income Frontier : How Senegal and Other Low-Income Countries Can Reach the Finish Line

Series: Books

Author(s): Ali Mansoor , Salifou Issoufou , and Daouda Sembene

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484303139

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Economic growth, Economic reforms, Poverty reduction, Senegal, Gross domestric product growth, Inclusive growth, Output growth, Plan Senegal Emergent, growth rate

Introduction The Plan Sénégal Émergent calls for Senegal to be an emerging market economy by 2035 and aims to make the country a logistics and industrial hub for the region. This vis...

Chapter 7. Composition and Rationalization of Public Consumption for Emergence

Chapter 7. Composition and Rationalization of Public Consumption for Emergence »

Source: Race to the Next Income Frontier : How Senegal and Other Low-Income Countries Can Reach the Finish Line

Series: Books

Author(s): Ali Mansoor , Salifou Issoufou , and Daouda Sembene

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484303139

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Economic growth, Economic reforms, Poverty reduction, Senegal, Gross domestric product growth, Inclusive growth, Output growth, Plan Senegal Emergent, growth rate

Introduction During the period 1960–2010, Senegal’s potential growth rate in real GDP was approximately 3 percent (Sène and Thiaw 2011). This rate, adjusted to reflect demographic gr...

CHAPTER 5: Conclusions

CHAPTER 5: Conclusions »

Source: Fiscal Risks : Sources, Disclosure, and Management

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Lusine Lusinyan , Aliona Cebotari , Ricardo Velloso , Jeffrey Davis , Amine Mati , Murray Petrie , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2009

ISBN: 9781589067905

Keywords: Budgets, Debt sustainability, Government expenditures, Fiscal sustainability, Public debt, Risk management, fiscal risks, contingent liabilities, fiscal risk, fiscal transparency

Various types of shocks cause fiscal outcomes to deviate from budgets and expectations—often by large amounts. Evidence presented in this paper has shown that macroeconomic shocks and calls on contingent lia...