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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...

The Acting Chair’s Summing Up Independent Evaluation Office—The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

The Acting Chair’s Summing Up Independent Evaluation Office—The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

Executive Directors welcomed the evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa, which they regarded as especially timely in view of its relevance for the planned Bo...

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...

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...

4 An Analytical Overview of Aid Absorption: Recognizing and Avoiding Macroeconomic Hazards

4 An Analytical Overview of Aid Absorption: Recognizing and Avoiding Macroeconomic Hazards »

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

Introduction In recent years, aid flows have tended to become more concentrated on a subset of developing countries. 1 In consequence, they have so...

ANNEX 4 Country Case Studies: Program Change in Major Aid Recipients

ANNEX 4 Country Case Studies: Program Change in Major Aid Recipients »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

This annex describes the context and evolution of program design in five major aid recipients: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Tanzania. 1 It complements the desk rev...

ANNEX 3 Country Desk Reviews: Methodology and Summary Findings

ANNEX 3 Country Desk Reviews: Methodology and Summary Findings »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

This annex presents evidence gathered during desk review work on 14 SSA countries with PRGF-supported programs. It also outlines the methodology used by the evaluation team to collect and analyze the informa...

ANNEX 5 Evaluation Survey

ANNEX 5 Evaluation Survey »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

This annex provides background on the evaluation survey. It first provides an overview of the approach followed in preparing the questionnaire and in identifying recipients. The following two sections, respe...

ANNEX 1 Executive Board Perspective on Relevant Issues

ANNEX 1 Executive Board Perspective on Relevant Issues »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

This annex provides background on Executive Board discussions of topics covered in the main text. For the most part, it quotes from relevant Chairman’s Summings Up and Concluding Remarks. It follows the orde...