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Albania:Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions—Press Release and Staff Report

Albania:Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions—Press Release and Staff Report »

Source: Albania : Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/207

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498324069

Keywords: Real sector, External sector, Fiscal sector, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, arrears, medium-term, general government debt, PPPs, Proj

Growth was strong in 2018, backed by high electricity production. Inflation remains subdued, notwithstanding very accommodative monetary conditions. The fiscal stance in 2018 was somewhat tighter than expected, sup...

Asia and Pacific Small States - Raising Potential Growth and Enhancing Resilience to Shocks

Asia and Pacific Small States - Raising Potential Growth and Enhancing Resilience to Shocks »

Source: Asia and Pacific Small States - Raising Potential Growth and Enhancing Resilience to Shocks

Volume/Issue: 2013/009

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2013

ISBN: 9781498342285

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Economic indicators, External shocks, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Relationships with Fund, Small states, Surveillance

The small states of the Asia and Pacific region face unique challenges in raising their growth potential and living standards. These countries are particularly vulnerable because of their small populations, geograp...

Attaining Selected Sustainable Development Goals in Guatemala: Spending, Provision, and Financing Needs

Attaining Selected Sustainable Development Goals in Guatemala: Spending, Provision, and Financing Needs »

Source: Attaining Selected Sustainable Development Goals in Guatemala: Spending, Provision, and Financing Needs

Volume/Issue: 2019/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esther Perez Ruiz , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484398005

Keywords: Economic growth, Poverty, Capital expenditure, Development, Social security, Sustainable Devleopment Goals, Fiscal Policy., SDG, MDGs, private sector participation

Raising living standards continues to be the main challenge facing Guatemala, as a matter of economic success and social cohesion. This paper discusses the spending, financing, and delivery capacity aspects of a vi...

Australia

Australia »

Source: Australia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/56

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484399033

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Real effective exchange rates, Fiscal space, Economic growth, net debt;PBO;economic cycle;GFC;output gap

This Selected Issues paper on Australia was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with the member country. It is based on the informat...

Benin - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Benin - Assessment Letter for the World Bank »

Source: Benin - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Volume/Issue: 2010/087

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781498337441

Keywords: Assessment letters, Budgets, Economic growth, Extended Credit Facility, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Resource mobilization, Tax collection, Wage policy, World Bank

Technical Assistance (TA) is one of the IMF's core activities whose purpose is to help member countries improve the design and implementation of their macroeconomic policies. To ensure that the Fund's TA meets the...

Bhutan - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Bhutan - Assessment Letter for the World Bank »

Source: Bhutan - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Volume/Issue: 2012/097

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2012

ISBN: 9781498339865

Keywords: Assessment letters, Banking sector, Bhutan, Current account deficits, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, World Bank, External sector, Real sector

Bhutan's growth has remained robust, but the current account deficit has widened. Bhutan's economy has expanded at a robust pace driven by the hydropower sector developments. GDP growth is estimated at nearly 8...

Brazil

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Source: Brazil : Technical Assistance Report-Strengthening the Framework for Subnational Borrowing

Volume/Issue: 2019/302

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2019

ISBN: 9781513514710

Keywords: Economic conditions, Fiscal indicators, Economic growth, Financial indicators, Fiscal policy, ISCR, CR, subnational, FRL, FRR

Brazil's states have been facing severe fiscal pressures over the last years. As the economy went through a deep economic recession in 2014-16, Brazilian subnational governments had to adjust to much weaker revenue...

Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth?

Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth? »

Source: Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2005/044

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498331319

Keywords: Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Agriculture, Capital, Capital goods, Central banking, Central banks, Corruption, Currencies, Developing countries, Development

Broad economic institutions are of fundamental importance for sustained economic growth. Changing these institutions is difficult, particularly for outsiders. But this does not mean that there is no role for the Fu...

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Unlocking the Region’s Growth Potential

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Unlocking the Region’s Growth Potential »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, 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: 24 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375389

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

After a recovery in 2017, GDP growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region is expected to stabilize in 2018 and in the medium term. However, at forecast growth rates, it will take nearly...

Central African Republic: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Central African Republic: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Central African Republic : Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic

Volume/Issue: 2019/216

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498324793

Keywords: Public financial management, Fiscal policy, Economic growth, External sector, Domestic debt, ISCR, CR, arrears, C.A.R., percent of GDP

President Touadéra signed a new peace agreement on February 6, 2019 with 14 armed groups. This agreement calls for the establishment of an inclusive government, the deployment of joint brigades, an acceleration of...