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Adjustment Policies and Development Strategies in the Arab World
			: Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 16-18, 1987

Adjustment Policies and Development Strategies in the Arab World : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 16-18, 1987 »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1987

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780939934966.071

ISBN: 9780939934966

Keywords: debt, payments, balance of payments, interest, external debt

This Selected Issues paper discusses the assessment of economic activity in Togo in absence of quarterly GDP series. Togo collects about 40 macroeconomic indicators monthly that span a wide range of sectors of the...

Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries
			: Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988 »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750426.071

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

This seminar volume, edited by Said El-Naggar, examines the challenge that Arab countries with large public sectors face in placing the privatization process within the wider context of structural change....

Economic Development of the Arab Countries
			: Selected Issues

Economic Development of the Arab Countries : Selected Issues »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557753328.071

ISBN: 9781557753328

Keywords: fdi, balance of payments, foreign investors, natural resources

This volume, edited by Said El-Naggar, is the fifth in a series of seminars dealing with economic issues of particular importance to the Arab countries. Held in Manama, Bahrain, in February 1993, it covered topics...

Jordan
			: Strategy for Adjustment and Growth

Jordan : Strategy for Adjustment and Growth »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ahsan Mansur , and Edouard Maciejewski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755582.084

ISBN: 9781557755582

Keywords: debt, interest, central bank, public debt, external debt

The paper analyzes the major progress Jordan has made in recent years in macroeconomic stabilization and the transformation of its economic structure. It discusses recent economic developments, macroeconomic polici...

Building on Progress
			: Reform and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Building on Progress : Reform and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756251.071

ISBN: 9781557756251

Keywords: trade liberalization, financial sector, uruguay round, banking, oil countries

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa region have unprecedented opportunities for transforming their economies through accelerated economic growth, but the countries themselves must ensure the necessary con...

Currency Convertibility in the Middle East and North Africa

Currency Convertibility in the Middle East and North Africa »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755643.071

ISBN: 9781557755643

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, currency convertibility, exchange controls, exchange rates

Currency convertibility is a far-reaching instrument to facilitate integration into the global economy. With it a country can gain the benefits of increased freedom in capital movements and of fostering trade and f...

The Social Effects of Economic Adjustment on Arab Countries

The Social Effects of Economic Adjustment on Arab Countries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756053.071

ISBN: 9781557756053

Keywords: unemployment, privatization, employment, income distribution, social insurance

The papers presented in this volume edited by Taher H. Kanaan - the eighth in a series of seminars sponsored by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Arab Monetary Fund, the IMF, and the World Bank...

Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies
			: A Guide for Policymakers

Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557759733.069

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

This text provides guidance to policymakers on how to design and implement sound price-subsidy reforms. It draws on the experience of price-subsidy reform in 28 countries. The authors discuss economic and political...

Creating Employment in the Middle East and North Africa

Creating Employment in the Middle East and North Africa »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): E. Gardner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062320.073

ISBN: 9781589062320

Keywords: employment, unemployment, job creation, labor force, labor market

The population of the Middle East and North Africa is one of the fastest growing in the world, but jobs have not grown as fast as the region's workforce. This paper addresses questions such as"Can current GDP growt...

Financial Development and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Financial Development and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Susan Creane , Ahmed Mobarak , Randa Sab , and Rishi Goyal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062313.073

ISBN: 9781589062313

Keywords: financial sector, banking, financial system, banking sector, financial sector development

In this study, the authors assess financial sector development in the MENA regionand propose several policy measures, which include reinforcing the institutional environment and promoting nonbank financial sector d...