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Beauty Queens and Wallflowers

Beauty Queens and Wallflowers »

Source: Beauty Queens and Wallflowers : Currency Unions in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2006/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Katrin Elborgh-Woytek , and Julian Berengaut

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864861

Keywords: Currency Union, Optimum Currency Areas, inflation, monetary union, monetary fund, central bank, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

Against the background of the theory of optimum currency areas, the paper analyzes possible sequences for establishing a currency union (CU) in the Middle East and Central Asia region. Between the corner solutions...

The Composition and Distribution of Financial Assistance From Arab Countries and Arab Regional Institutions

The Composition and Distribution of Financial Assistance From Arab Countries and Arab Regional Institutions »

Source: The Composition and Distribution of Financial Assistance From Arab Countries and Arab Regional Institutions

Volume/Issue: 1990/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1990

ISBN: 9781451961447

Keywords: opec, balance of payments, oil prices, multilateral institutions, multilateral organizations, The Composition and Distribution of Financial Assistance,

This paper examines the volume and distribution of concessional and nonconcessional financial flows from Arab countries, and aid agencies, and regional institutions to developing countries. Arab financial assistanc...

Financial Sector Conditionality

Financial Sector Conditionality »

Source: Financial Sector Conditionality : Is Tougher Better?

Volume/Issue: 2005/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roger Kronenberg , and Alessandro Giustiniani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862492

Keywords: financial sectors, banking, banking sector, structural conditionality, banking sector reform, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Economics,

The aim of this paper is to take a closer look at IMF conditionality in the banking sector. Our analysis shows that while such conditionality became more stringent following the Asian crisis, compliance has remaine...

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451874389

Keywords: Financial development, index, measurement, Middle East and North Africa, banking, financial sector, banking sector, bank assets, bank credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Based on data collected on a wide range of financial sector indicators, new indices of financial development for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are constructed, encompassing six themes: develo...

Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries1

Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries1 »

Source: Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Sole , Gabriel Sensenbrenner , Amor Tahari , J. E. J. De Vrijer , Marina Moretti , Patricia Brenner , and Abdelhak Senhadji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451866896

Keywords: Maghreb Countries, banking, financial sector, foreign exchange, financial markets, financial system,

A healthy and dynamic financial sector is essential to achieving high and sustainable economic growth in the Maghreb region-Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. Financial integration within the Maghreb...

Beauty Queens and Wallflowers
			: Currency Unions in the Middle East and Central Asia

Beauty Queens and Wallflowers : Currency Unions in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2006/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Katrin Elborgh-Woytek , and Julian Berengaut

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864861.001

ISBN: 9781451864861

Keywords: Currency Union, Optimum Currency Areas, inflation, monetary union, monetary fund, central bank, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

Against the background of the theory of optimum currency areas, the paper analyzes possible sequences for establishing a currency union (CU) in the Middle East and Central Asia region. Between the corner solutions...

Financial Sector Conditionality
			: Is Tougher Better?

Financial Sector Conditionality : Is Tougher Better? »

Volume/Issue: 2005/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roger Kronenberg , and Alessandro Giustiniani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862492.001

ISBN: 9781451862492

Keywords: financial sectors, banking, banking sector, structural conditionality, banking sector reform, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Economics,

The aim of this paper is to take a closer look at IMF conditionality in the banking sector. Our analysis shows that while such conditionality became more stringent following the Asian crisis, compliance has remaine...

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2004/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874389.001

ISBN: 9781451874389

Keywords: Financial development, index, measurement, Middle East and North Africa, banking, financial sector, banking sector, bank assets, bank credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Based on data collected on a wide range of financial sector indicators, new indices of financial development for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are constructed, encompassing six themes: develo...

Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries

Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2007/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Sole , Gabriel Sensenbrenner , Amor Tahari , J. E. J. De Vrijer , Marina Moretti , Patricia Brenner , and Abdelhak Senhadji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866896.001

ISBN: 9781451866896

Keywords: Maghreb Countries, banking, financial sector, foreign exchange, financial markets, financial system,

A healthy and dynamic financial sector is essential to achieving high and sustainable economic growth in the Maghreb region-Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. Financial integration within the Maghreb...

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2017/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Allen , Taz Chaponda , Lesley Fisher , and Rohini Ray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314203.001

ISBN: 9781484314203

Keywords: Zambia, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland, Sub-Saharan Africa

More than 15 years ago, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa embarked on a program of budgetary reform, an important element of which was a medium-term budget framework (MTBF). This working paper focuses on the per...