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An Application of the "Fan-Chart Approach" to Debt Sustainability in Post-HIPC Low-Income Countries

An Application of the "Fan-Chart Approach" to Debt Sustainability in Post-HIPC Low-Income Countries »

Source: An Application of the "Fan-Chart Approach" to Debt Sustainability in Post-HIPC Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maximilien Kaffo Melou , Mariusz Sumlinski , and Chris Geiregat

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498345033

Keywords: HIPC, MDRI, fan chart, debt sustainablity, debt relief, debt sustainability, debt accumulation, debt dynamics, Deficit, International Lending and Debt Problems

We analyse the debt dynamics in countries that benefited from the HIPC/MDRI debt relief initiatives with a view to applying a probabilistic approach to estimating future debt paths for those countries. We extend t...

5 Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes

5 Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes »

Source: The Macroeconomy of Central America

Series: Books

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , and Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2004

ISBN: 9781403936523

Keywords: exchange rate, public debt, dollarization, exchange rate regime, debt service

Introduction The 20 economies in the Central America and Caribbean region (CAC) 1 share a number of common structural features. Compared with other...

Debt Relief, Additionality, and Aid Allocation in Low Income Countries

Debt Relief, Additionality, and Aid Allocation in Low Income Countries »

Source: Debt Relief, Additionality, and Aid Allocation in Low Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2003/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Powell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451858778

Keywords: low-income countries, HIPCs, additionality, debt, debt reduction, creditors, debt service payments, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper models the resource implications of debt relief provided to low-income countries (LICs). Obtaining debt relief does not necessarily lead to individual aid-dependent countries receiving more overall resou...

Does Lower Debt Buy Higher Growth? The Impact of Debt Relief Initiatives on Growth

Does Lower Debt Buy Higher Growth? The Impact of Debt Relief Initiatives on Growth »

Source: Does Lower Debt Buy Higher Growth? The Impact of Debt Relief Initiatives on Growth

Volume/Issue: 2014/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sandra Marcelino , and Ivetta Hakobyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498369671

Keywords: Growth, debt, debt burden, debt sustainability, external debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

In 1996, the IMF and the World Bank introduced the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative-a comprehensive debt relief program aimed at reducing the external debt burden of eligible countries to sustainable leve...

6 Financial Dollarization: What to Do About It?

6 Financial Dollarization: What to Do About It? »

Source: The Macroeconomy of Central America

Series: Books

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , and Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2004

ISBN: 9781403936523

Keywords: exchange rate, public debt, dollarization, exchange rate regime, debt service

Financial dollarization in Central America Partial dollarization affects a wide set of countries across the world and has generally gained ground in recent years. The ratio of on-sho...

1 Fiscal Sustainability

1 Fiscal Sustainability »

Source: The Macroeconomy of Central America

Series: Books

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , and Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2004

ISBN: 9781403936523

Keywords: exchange rate, public debt, dollarization, exchange rate regime, debt service

Introduction The overall theme of this chapter is: How concerned should policy-makers in Central America be about current levels of public sector debt? 1...

IMF Approves In Principle a Three-Year, US$129 Million PRGF and US$2.5 Million in Interim HIPC Assistance for Nicaragua

IMF Approves In Principle a Three-Year, US$129 Million PRGF and US$2.5 Million in Interim HIPC Assistance for Nicaragua »

Source: Nicaragua : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation and Requests for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and for Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Volume/Issue: 2003/24

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451829150

Keywords: debt, public sector, central bank, interest, deficit

This paper assesses Nicaragua's 2002 Article IV Consultation and Requests for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) and for Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative...

IMF Completes First and Second Reviews of Nicaragua’s PRGF-Supported Program, Approves US$19.8 Million Disbursement

IMF Completes First and Second Reviews of Nicaragua’s PRGF-Supported Program, Approves US$19.8 Million Disbursement »

Source: Nicaragua : First and Second Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2003/349

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451829198

Keywords: debt, central bank, public sector, interest, budget

The Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) program has been brought back on track, after some difficulties, in early 2003 (which led to a delay in completing the first review). Although a start has been made in...

IMF Completes Fourth Review of Nicaragua’s PRGF-S up ported Program, Completes Financing Assurances Review, and Grants Waivers

IMF Completes Fourth Review of Nicaragua’s PRGF-S up ported Program, Completes Financing Assurances Review, and Grants Waivers »

Source: Statement by the IMF Staff Representative

Volume/Issue: 2004/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451829211

Keywords: debt, public sector, interest, central bank, debt service

The draft 2004 budget passed by the assembly is consistent with the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). Achieving the programmed strengthening of the tax effort remains a challenge. On the expenditure side,...

IMF Concludes 2001 Article IV Consultation with Nicaragua

IMF Concludes 2001 Article IV Consultation with Nicaragua »

Source: Nicaragua : Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation and the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) for July-December 2001

Volume/Issue: 2001/171

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451829174

Keywords: debt, central bank, public sector, interest, deficit

Nicaragua showed weak economic performance owing to trade shocks, a decline in investment, and slippages in the fiscal and monetary areas, under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement. Executive Dire...