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Altruism and Workers' Remittances

Altruism and Workers' Remittances »

Source: Altruism and Workers' Remittances : Evidence from Selected Countries in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2006/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863901

Keywords: altruism, co-integration, cointegration, equation, workers ? remittances, equations, Household Behavior: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

Workers' remittances have been playing an increasingly important role in the balance of payments of many countries and can significantly contribute to the strength of their external positions. Assessing the likely...

Annex I. Medium-Term Economic Prospects in the MENAP and CCA Regions

Annex I. Medium-Term Economic Prospects in the MENAP and CCA Regions »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: oil, oil importers, oil exporters, public investment

Economic growth potential in the Middle East and Central Asia is slowing faster than in other emerging market and developing regions, dampening hopes of reducing persistent unemp...

Annex II. Public Infrastructure Investment in the MENAP and CCA Regions

Annex II. Public Infrastructure Investment in the MENAP and CCA Regions »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: oil, oil importers, oil exporters, public investment

Infrastructure investment is an important precondition for economic growth. The GCC countries already invest massively in infrastructure, but non-GCC oil exporters and MENA oil i...

Annex III. Access to Finance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the MENAP and CCA Regions

Annex III. Access to Finance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the MENAP and CCA Regions »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: oil, oil importers, oil exporters, public investment

The growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is critical to raising and diversifying economic growth and generating employment in the MENAP and CCA regions. However, d...

Annex IV. Measuring Inclusiveness in the MENAP and CCA Regions

Annex IV. Measuring Inclusiveness in the MENAP and CCA Regions »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: oil, oil importers, oil exporters, public investment

Poverty rates and income inequality have declined in the MENAP and CCA regions over the past two decades. The size of the middle class has remained significant in both regions bu...

Annex V. Economic Cooperation and Integration in the CCA

Annex V. Economic Cooperation and Integration in the CCA »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: oil, oil importers, oil exporters, public investment

Economic cooperation and integration, within the CCA and with other regions, can help CCA countries leverage their comparative advantages, gain access to larger and faster growing markets, and r...

Caucasus and Central Asia

Caucasus and Central Asia »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: oil, oil importers, oil exporters, public investment

Population, millions (2013) GDP per capita, U.S. dollars (2013) Sources: IMF, Regional Economic Outlook database; and Microso...

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Increased Risks Highlight Need for Reform

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Increased Risks Highlight Need for Reform »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: oil, oil importers, oil exporters, public investment

Economic growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is expected to decline from 6.6 percent in 2013 to about 5.5 percent in 2014–15. The forecast is ¾ percentage point weaker...

CCA Region Highlights

CCA Region Highlights »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: oil, oil importers, oil exporters, public investment

Economic activity in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region is weakening, mainly because of the near-term slowdown and rising regional tensions affecting Russia, a key trading partner and source of remit...

3 Efficiency of Public Investment: Lessons from World Bank Experience

3 Efficiency of Public Investment: Lessons from World Bank Experience »

Source: Investment Policies in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Kuwait, December 11-13, 1989

Series: Books

Author(s): Saíd El-Naggar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1990

ISBN: 9781557751409

Keywords: direct investment, law, investors, investment policies

The efficiency of public investment is quite a relevant and timely subject in Arab countries, because the public sector invests heavily, and because all resources for development ar...