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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...

Can the Poor Influence Policy? Participatory Poverty Assessments in the Developing World

Can the Poor Influence Policy? Participatory Poverty Assessments in the Developing World »

Series: Books

Author(s): Caroline Kende-Robb

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780821350003.071

ISBN: 9780821350003

Keywords: ppa, household surveys, surveys, survey, poverty assessments

The second edition of this book outline show to include the poor using the Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPA) method. This method was developed by the World Bank in partnerships with NGOs, governments, and acad...

Stress Testing Financial Systems

Stress Testing Financial Systems »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Matthew Jones , and Paul Hilbers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064027.073

ISBN: 9781589064027

Keywords: financial system, financial institutions, financial sector, financial systems, macroeconomic framework

Stress testing is becoming a widely used tool to assess potential vulnerabilities in a financial system. This booklet is intended to answer some of the basic questions that may arise as part of the process of stres...

The General Data Dissemination System
			: Guide for Participants and Users

The General Data Dissemination System : Guide for Participants and Users »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064171.069

ISBN: 9781589064171

Keywords: statistics, metadata, national accounts, website, surveys

The IMF's work on data dissemination standards consists of two tiers: the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), which applies to all IMF member countries, and the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), for...

Promoting Fiscal Discipline

Promoting Fiscal Discipline »

Series: Books

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Teresa Ter-Minassian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066090.071

ISBN: 9781589066090

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal performance, fiscal rules, fiscal discipline

Fiscal discipline is essential to improve and sustain economic performance, maintain macroeconomic stability, and reduce vulnerabilities. Discipline is especially important if countries, industrial as well as devel...