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6 Absorptive Capacity and Achieving the MDGs: The Case of Ethiopia

6 Absorptive Capacity and Achieving the MDGs: The Case of Ethiopia »

Source: The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Aid : Opportunities and Pitfalls

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Boriana Yontcheva , Peter Isard , Leslie Lipschitz , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065208

Keywords: debt, exchange rate, real exchange rate, loans, political institutions

I. Introduction The issues of effectiveness and absorptive capacity have attracted increasing attention in view of growing efforts to raise new and large-scale financial resources—be...

Adjustment for Growth
			: The African Experience

Adjustment for Growth : The African Experience »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Amor Tahari , M. Nowak , Michael Hadjimichael , and Robert Sharer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755667.084

ISBN: 9781557755667

Keywords: debt, interest, terms of trade, external debt, payments

Over the past two decades, sub-Saharan Africa has lagged behind other regions in economic performance. The important overall indicators of performance, however, mask wide differences among countries. On the whole,...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Adjustment for Growth : The African Experience

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Amor Tahari , M. Nowak , Michael Hadjimichael , and Robert Sharer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 1996

ISBN: 9781557755667

Keywords: debt, interest, terms of trade, external debt, payments

Over the past two decades, sub-Saharan Africa has lagged behind other regions in economic performance. The important overall indicators of performance, however, mask wide differences among countries. On the whole,...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Adjustment for Growth : The African Experience

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Amor Tahari , M. Nowak , Michael Hadjimichael , and Robert Sharer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 1996

ISBN: 9781557755667

Keywords: debt, interest, terms of trade, external debt, payments

Over the past two decades, sub-Saharan Africa has lagged behind other regions in economic performance. The important overall indicators of performance, however, mask wide differences among countries. On the whole,...

Agenda for Growth & Prosperity

Agenda for Growth & Prosperity »

Source: Ghana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Volume/Issue: 2003/56

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451814798

Keywords: budget, debt, public sector, interest, domestic debt

This report highlights Ghana's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). The Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS) represents comprehensive policies, strategies, programs, and projects to support growth and povert...

2 Aid and Growth: The Current Debate and Some New Evidence

2 Aid and Growth: The Current Debate and Some New Evidence »

Source: The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Aid : Opportunities and Pitfalls

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Boriana Yontcheva , Peter Isard , Leslie Lipschitz , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065208

Keywords: debt, exchange rate, real exchange rate, loans, political institutions

Controversies about the effectiveness of foreign aid go back decades. Milton Friedman (1958), Peter Bauer (1972), William Easterly (2001), and other economists have leveled stinging critiques at aid, chargin...

4 Aid, Debt Relief, and Trade: Making Commitments Work

4 Aid, Debt Relief, and Trade: Making Commitments Work »

Source: Global Monitoring Report, 2007 : Confronting the Challenges of Gender Equality and Fragile States

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2007

ISBN: 9780821369753

Keywords: debt, girls, child mortality, maternal mortality

Developed countries can help developing countries’ progress toward the MDGs by delivering on commitments of more (and more effective) assistance and by improving market access for these countries. The chapte...

10 Aid, Governance, and the Political Economy: Growth and Institutions

10 Aid, Governance, and the Political Economy: Growth and Institutions »

Source: The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Aid : Opportunities and Pitfalls

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Boriana Yontcheva , Peter Isard , Leslie Lipschitz , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065208

Keywords: debt, exchange rate, real exchange rate, loans, political institutions

I. Introduction Among the top priorities of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is the eradication of “extreme poverty and hunger.” Achieving this goal will no doubt require acti...

3 Aid, Growth, and Poverty

3 Aid, Growth, and Poverty »

Source: The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Aid : Opportunities and Pitfalls

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Boriana Yontcheva , Peter Isard , Leslie Lipschitz , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065208

Keywords: debt, exchange rate, real exchange rate, loans, political institutions

The organizers of this conference have asked me to speak about aid and poverty alleviation. We have already heard Steven Radelet provide a very thorough review of the state of the evidence on the effects of...

6 An Analysis of External Debt and Capital Flight in the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa

6 An Analysis of External Debt and Capital Flight in the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa »

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

The African debt crisis, like its Latin American counterpart, started in the early 1980s and still continues. Debt was a big issue in the 1980s when the international financial system appeared threatened by...