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Access Policy in Capital Account Crises

Access Policy in Capital Account Crises »

Source: Access Policy in Capital Account Crises

Volume/Issue: 2002/032

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 July 2002

ISBN: 9781498328418

Keywords: Access limits, Access policy, Capital account, Enlarged access policy, Financial crisis, Quotas, Use of Fund resources, Balance of payments, Economic conditions, Financial crises

The Fund's decisions to lend to member countries in amounts well above the access limits for Mexico (1995), and since then, have raised important questions about the role of the Fund in crisis resolution and the ap...

Are Fund Staff Projections of Debt More Optimistic Under Program Contexts?

Are Fund Staff Projections of Debt More Optimistic Under Program Contexts? »

Source: Are Fund Staff Projections of Debt More Optimistic Under Program Contexts?

Volume/Issue: 2005/065

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2005

ISBN: 9781498330831

Keywords: Debt sustainability analysis, Exchange rate policy surveillance, External debt, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Public debt, Debt sustainability, Real exchange rates, Exchange rate depreciation, general government expenditure, debt-to-GDP

This note examines whether projections made in the context of a Fund-supported program are systematically more optimistic than those done for surveillance cases. Of particular interest in this regard is the assessm...

Assessing Sustainability

Assessing Sustainability »

Source: Assessing Sustainability

Volume/Issue: 2002/026

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 May 2002

ISBN: 9781498328517

Keywords: Balance of payments, Current account, External debt, Public debt, External sector, Domestic debt, Economic stabilization, Fiscal indicators, PP, debt ratio

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Benin - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Benin - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative »

Source: Benin - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Volume/Issue: 2005/058

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498330763

Keywords: Multilateral debt relief initiative, External sector, Economic growth, External debt, Social indicators, Public expenditure management, completion point, PRSP, HIPC, enhanced HIPC initiative

Benin reached the completion point under the enhanced HIPC Initiative on March 24, 2003. Staff is of the view that all criteria have been met, and recommends that the Board determine that Benin qualifies for immedi...

Bolivia - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Bolivia - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative »

Source: Bolivia - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Volume/Issue: 2005/054

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498330787

Keywords: Multilateral debt relief initiative, Domestic debt, Economic policy, Poverty reduction strategy, External debt, Real effective exchange rates, HIPC, completion point, PRSP, Proj

Staff is of the view that all criteria have been met, and recommends that the Board determine that Bolivia qualifies for immediate debt relief under the MDRI....

Burkina Faso - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Burkina Faso - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative »

Source: Burkina Faso - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Volume/Issue: 2005/056

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498330749

Keywords: Multilateral debt relief initiative, Real effective exchange rates, External debt, Poverty reduction strategy, Foreign exchange reserves, Public investment programs, completion point, macroeconomic performance, PRSP, PRGF

Burkina Faso reached the completion point under the enhanced HIPC Initiative on April 12, 2002. Staff is of the view that all criteria have been met and recommends that the Board determine that Burkina Faso qualifi...

Cambodia - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Cambodia - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative »

Source: Cambodia - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Volume/Issue: 2005/057

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498330756

Keywords: Multilateral debt relief initiative, Public financial management, Economic reforms, Poverty reduction strategy, Real effective exchange rates, External debt, PRGF, PPG, overall fiscal deficit, PEM

Cambodia is not a HIPC country because its debt levels were below the relevant thresholds. It is, however, eligible under the MDRI because it had per capita annual GDP of below $380 as of 2004. No IDA relief is cur...

The Challenge of Maintaining Long-Term External Debt Sustainability

The Challenge of Maintaining Long-Term External Debt Sustainability »

Source: The Challenge of Maintaining Long-Term External Debt Sustainability

Volume/Issue: 2001/007

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2001

ISBN: 9781498328012

Keywords: Debt relief, Economic growth, External debt, External financing, HIPC Initiative, Balance of payments, Domestic debt, Public sector external debt, Financial statistics, Economic reforms

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Changing Patterns in Low-Income Country Financing and Implications for Fund Policies on External Financing and Debt

Changing Patterns in Low-Income Country Financing and Implications for Fund Policies on External Financing and Debt »

Source: Changing Patterns in Low-Income Country Financing and Implications for Fund Policies on External Financing and Debt

Volume/Issue: 2009/015

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2009

ISBN: 9781498336253

Keywords: Debt, Debt management, Debt sustainability, External debt, External financing, Fund policies, Low-income developing countries, Domestic debt, External debt limits, Access to international capital markets

Low-income countries (LICs) face significant challenges in meeting their development objectives while maintaining a sustainable debt position. The international community's main answer to this dilemma has been to p...

Classification of Low-Income Countries for the Purpose of Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - 2011 Update

Classification of Low-Income Countries for the Purpose of Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - 2011 Update »

Source: Classification of Low-Income Countries for the Purpose of Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - 2011 Update

Volume/Issue: 2011/060

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2011

ISBN: 9781498338165

Keywords: Access limits, Access to Fund general resources, Classification of countries, Concessional aid, External borrowing, External debt, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Low-income developing countries, Medium-term debt strategy, Public financial management

This short paper informs the Executive Board of staff's assessment of macroeconomic and public financial management capacity (henceforth 'capacity') in PRGT-eligible countries (henceforth 'low-income countries') wi...