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Chapter 3. Assessing Competitiveness and External Sustainability in Zimbabwe18

Chapter 3. Assessing Competitiveness and External Sustainability in Zimbabwe18 »

Source: Zimbabwe : Challenges and Policy Options after Hyperinflation

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 June 2010

ISBN: 9781462309184

Keywords: Dollarization, Economic models, Economic recovery, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Global competitiveness, Tax administration, inflation, present value, central bank

Introduction After many years of falling output and hyperinflation, Zimbabwe has been experiencing a fragile recovery since early 2009. During its dec...

Chapter 2 Background

Chapter 2 Background »

Source: Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Dudine , Sibabrata Das , Pritha Mitra , Yongzheng Yang , Eteri Kvintradze , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069305

Keywords: Financial assistance, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, conditionality, structural conditionality, current account, balance of payments, debt sustainability

The IMF has been at the forefront in helping low-income countries (LICs) address the macroeconomic impact of the global food, fuel, and financial crises. LICs were hard hit by massive increases in food and f...

Chapter 2. Choosing a Monetary Regime1

Chapter 2. Choosing a Monetary Regime1 »

Source: Zimbabwe : Challenges and Policy Options after Hyperinflation

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 June 2010

ISBN: 9781462309184

Keywords: Dollarization, Economic models, Economic recovery, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Global competitiveness, Tax administration, inflation, present value, central bank

Backģround In late 2008, hyperinflation led to abandonment of the Zimbabwe dollar in transactions and de facto widespread dollariza...

Chapter 5 Conclusions

Chapter 5 Conclusions »

Source: Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Dudine , Sibabrata Das , Pritha Mitra , Yongzheng Yang , Eteri Kvintradze , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069305

Keywords: Financial assistance, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, conditionality, structural conditionality, current account, balance of payments, debt sustainability

Over the past decade, since the advent of the PRGF, the Fund has sought to refocus its programs with LIC members. Macroeconomic policies, though still geared toward ensuring sustainability, were intended to...

Chapter 4. Creatinģ Fiscal Space for Growth and Development in Zimbabwe28

Chapter 4. Creatinģ Fiscal Space for Growth and Development in Zimbabwe28 »

Source: Zimbabwe : Challenges and Policy Options after Hyperinflation

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 June 2010

ISBN: 9781462309184

Keywords: Dollarization, Economic models, Economic recovery, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Global competitiveness, Tax administration, inflation, present value, central bank

Introduction Between 2000 and 2008, spiraling inflation, brought on by quasi-fiscal activities of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, and...

CHAPTER 2 Emerging from the Crisis—Prospects and Macroeconomic Challenges

CHAPTER 2 Emerging from the Crisis—Prospects and Macroeconomic Challenges »

Source: Emerging from the Global Crisis : Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2011

ISBN: 9781616350734

Keywords: Economic growth, Low-income developing countries, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, public debt, current account, fiscal policy, exchange rate, current account deficits

LICs’ economic recovery is projected to be faster and more aligned with the rest of the world than in previous crises, although the pace of recovery will vary...

CHAPTER 1 How Have LICs Coped with the Crisis?

CHAPTER 1 How Have LICs Coped with the Crisis? »

Source: Emerging from the Global Crisis : Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2011

ISBN: 9781616350734

Keywords: Economic growth, Low-income developing countries, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, public debt, current account, fiscal policy, exchange rate, current account deficits

Unlike in previous downturns, when terms-of-trade shocks and high interest rates played a key role, this crisis affected LICs mainly through a sharp contractio...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: Zimbabwe : Challenges and Policy Options after Hyperinflation

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 June 2010

ISBN: 9781462309184

Keywords: Dollarization, Economic models, Economic recovery, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Global competitiveness, Tax administration, inflation, present value, central bank

Following a decade of economic decline and hyperinflation during 2007—08, Zimbabwe’s economy has started to grow. The nascent economic recovery has been supported by a significant improvement in economic pol...

Chapter 1 Overview

Chapter 1 Overview »

Source: Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Dudine , Sibabrata Das , Pritha Mitra , Yongzheng Yang , Eteri Kvintradze , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069305

Keywords: Financial assistance, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, conditionality, structural conditionality, current account, balance of payments, debt sustainability

The IMF has been at the forefront in helping low-income countries (LICs) address the macroeconomic impact of the global food, fuel, and financial crises. LICs have been hard hit by massive increases in world...

Chapter 3 Responsiveness in Macroeconomic Policy Design

Chapter 3 Responsiveness in Macroeconomic Policy Design »

Source: Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Dudine , Sibabrata Das , Pritha Mitra , Yongzheng Yang , Eteri Kvintradze , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069305

Keywords: Financial assistance, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, conditionality, structural conditionality, current account, balance of payments, debt sustainability

Addressing Shocks: The Strategic Approach IMF-supported programs are aimed at resolving balance of payments problems encountered by its member countries. Restoring external balance i...