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The Acting Chair’s Summing Up Independent Evaluation Office—An Evaluation of IMF Support to Jordan, 1989–2004

The Acting Chair’s Summing Up Independent Evaluation Office—An Evaluation of IMF Support to Jordan, 1989–2004 »

Source: IEO Report on the Evaluation of IMF Support to Jordan

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589064959

Keywords: current account, public debt, fiscal adjustment, external debt, current account balance

Executive Directors commended the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) for preparing a thorough and valuable assessment of the Fund’s support to Jordan during 1989–2004. They noted that the report addresses i...

Chapter 4: Characteristics of Prolonged Users

Chapter 4: Characteristics of Prolonged Users »

Source: Evaluation of Prolonged Use of IMF Resources

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062054

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, tax administration, external debt

1. This chapter describes some of the main characteristics of the prolonged users in terms of performance and key economic indicators and compares them with the characteristics of “temporary” users. Further...

Chapter 8: Conclusions and Recommendations

Chapter 8: Conclusions and Recommendations »

Source: Evaluation of Prolonged Use of IMF Resources

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062054

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, tax administration, external debt

1. This chapter summarizes the main conclusions of this study on the extent of prolonged use, on the factors underlying it, and on its effects. We then make a number of specific recommendations designed to c...

Chapter 3 Effectiveness of the Programs: What Was Achieved and How

Chapter 3 Effectiveness of the Programs: What Was Achieved and How »

Source: IEO Report on the Evaluation of IMF Support to Jordan

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589064959

Keywords: current account, public debt, fiscal adjustment, external debt, current account balance

This chapter examines the extent to which the objectives of programs were achieved, and what factors contributed to success or lack thereof. The objectives focused on are the same ones highlighted in Chapter...

Chapter 12: Evidence from Two Countries That “Graduated” from Prolonged Use

Chapter 12: Evidence from Two Countries That “Graduated” from Prolonged Use »

Source: Evaluation of Prolonged Use of IMF Resources

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062054

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, tax administration, external debt

Morocco 1. Morocco is one of the few recent prolonged users of IMF resources to have “graduated.” It had a series of nine arrangements between 1980 and 1993, 1...

Chapter 6: Influence of IMF Governance and Other Institutional Factors on Prolonged Use

Chapter 6: Influence of IMF Governance and Other Institutional Factors on Prolonged Use »

Source: Evaluation of Prolonged Use of IMF Resources

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062054

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, tax administration, external debt

1. In this chapter, we examine governance issues that are relevant to the phenomenon of prolonged use. These include institutional biases that can affect program design and contribute to prolonged use, inclu...

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction »

Source: Evaluation of Prolonged Use of IMF Resources

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062054

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, tax administration, external debt

1. In recent years, the IMF has been at the center of an array of criticism concerning the adverse side effects of its interventions in the countries that it supports financially, the effectiveness of the ec...

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction »

Source: IEO Report on the Evaluation of IMF Support to Jordan

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589064959

Keywords: current account, public debt, fiscal adjustment, external debt, current account balance

After 15 years of almost continuous involvement in IMF-supported programs (see Table 1.1, and Annex 1), Jordan “graduated” from reliance on such programs in July 2004. This evaluation assesses how well IMF s...

Chapter 5 Issues Related to IMF Internal Processes and Policies

Chapter 5 Issues Related to IMF Internal Processes and Policies »

Source: IEO Report on the Evaluation of IMF Support to Jordan

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589064959

Keywords: current account, public debt, fiscal adjustment, external debt, current account balance

In this chapter, IMF-Jordan relations are examined from the perspective of IMF internal processes and policies, focusing on the following aspects: The interaction betwee...

Chapter 9: Pakistan

Chapter 9: Pakistan »

Source: Evaluation of Prolonged Use of IMF Resources

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062054

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, tax administration, external debt

1. Pakistan is one of the most prolonged users of IMF resources and has been under IMF-supported programs almost continuously since the late 1980s. 2. This report aims to cast light on what successi...