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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...

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...

3. Banking Challenges in the Western Balkans: Prospects and Challenges

3. Banking Challenges in the Western Balkans: Prospects and Challenges »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2017, Europe : Europe Hitting Its Stride

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484319611

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Europe, growth, European recovery, nonperforming loans, European Union, Western Balkans

Income convergence in the Western Balkans has stalled at low levels. 1 Measured in purchasing-power-parity (PPP) terms, income levels in the region today are less than 30 percent...

Cameroon - 2010: Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Report Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon

Cameroon - 2010: Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Report Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon »

Source: Cameroon : 2010: Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Report Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon

Volume/Issue: 2010/259

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2011

Language: French

ISBN: 9781455294626

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Bank supervision, Banking sector, Budgets, Debt sustainability analysis, Economic indicators, External borrowing, Financial management, Staff Reports, banking

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

9 Debt and New Financing in Low-Income Countries: Looking Back, Thinking Ahead

9 Debt and New Financing in Low-Income Countries: Looking Back, Thinking Ahead »

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 If financing for development is to be effective, it must reconcile the objective of meeting the large needs of poor countries with that of maintaining their debt at s...

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area »

Volume/Issue: 2018/3

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Helge Berger , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484340424.087

ISBN: 9781484340424

Keywords: Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Monetary unions, Spain, Italy, Fiscal policy, France, Germany, Greece

The paper makes an analytical contribution to the revived discussion about the euro area's institutional setup. After significant progress during the euro crisis, the drive to complete Europe's Economic and Monetar...

1. Europe’s Economy Hitting Its Stride

1. Europe’s Economy Hitting Its Stride »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2017, Europe : Europe Hitting Its Stride

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484319611

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Europe, growth, European recovery, nonperforming loans, European Union, Western Balkans

Growth Is Moving into a Higher Gear Growth is strengthening and broadening across Europe, driven by buoyant domestic demand (Figure 1.1). Following a pickup in economic activity in t...