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Designing Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Low-Income Countries

Designing Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jan Martijn , Gabriel Di Bella , Shamsuddin Tareq , Benedict Clements , and Abebe Aemro Selassie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064966.084

ISBN: 9781589064966

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, money growth, monetary policy

Macroeconomic outcomes in low-income countries (LICs) have improved markedly in recent years, but important questions remain regarding possible adjustments in the design of IMF-supported programs in such countries....

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Designing Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jan Martijn , Gabriel Di Bella , Shamsuddin Tareq , Benedict Clements , and Abebe Aemro Selassie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064966

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, money growth, monetary policy

Macroeconomic outcomes in low-income countries (LICs) have improved markedly in recent years, but important questions remain regarding possible adjustments in the design of IMF-supported programs in such countries....

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Designing Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jan Martijn , Gabriel Di Bella , Shamsuddin Tareq , Benedict Clements , and Abebe Aemro Selassie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064966

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, money growth, monetary policy

Macroeconomic outcomes in low-income countries (LICs) have improved markedly in recent years, but important questions remain regarding possible adjustments in the design of IMF-supported programs in such countries....

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Designing Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jan Martijn , Gabriel Di Bella , Shamsuddin Tareq , Benedict Clements , and Abebe Aemro Selassie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064966

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, money growth, monetary policy

Macroeconomic outcomes in low-income countries have improved markedly in recent years. Reflecting improvements in policy implementation, increased official financial support, and a relatively benign internat...

II Stylized Facts of PRGF-Supported Programs in Mature Stabilizers

II Stylized Facts of PRGF-Supported Programs in Mature Stabilizers »

Source: Designing Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jan Martijn , Gabriel Di Bella , Shamsuddin Tareq , Benedict Clements , and Abebe Aemro Selassie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064966

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, money growth, monetary policy

PRGF-supported programs in the 15 mature stabilizers during 2000–03 have generally sought to consolidate macroeconomic stability and foster growth. By and large, growth outcomes have been in line with progra...

III Monetary Policy Issues in PRGF-Supported Programs

III Monetary Policy Issues in PRGF-Supported Programs »

Source: Designing Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jan Martijn , Gabriel Di Bella , Shamsuddin Tareq , Benedict Clements , and Abebe Aemro Selassie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064966

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, money growth, monetary policy

As noted above, maintaining inflation in the low single digits is an important feature of PRGF-supported programs in the mature stabilizers. In general, programs sought to keep inflation in the 4–6 percent r...

IV Fiscal Policy Issues in PRGF-Supported Programs

IV Fiscal Policy Issues in PRGF-Supported Programs »

Source: Designing Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jan Martijn , Gabriel Di Bella , Shamsuddin Tareq , Benedict Clements , and Abebe Aemro Selassie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064966

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, money growth, monetary policy

This section assesses whether program design in the fiscal area is consistent with the best practices suggested in the literature. It begins with a discussion of the links between fiscal policy and growth, i...

V Conclusions

V Conclusions »

Source: Designing Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jan Martijn , Gabriel Di Bella , Shamsuddin Tareq , Benedict Clements , and Abebe Aemro Selassie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064966

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, money growth, monetary policy

In sum, macroeconomic outcomes in the low-income countries reviewed in this paper have been robust in recent years, with inflation reduced to single digits, the highest per capita income growth rates for man...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

The IMF’s mandate is, among other things, “to facilitate the expansion and balanced growth of international trade, and to contribute thereby to the promotion and maintenance of high levels of em...

II Evolution of the IMF’s Social Policy Advice

II Evolution of the IMF’s Social Policy Advice »

Source: Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

Sound economic policies favor both growth and the poor. The contribution of macroeconomic and structural reforms to long-run economic growth and poverty reduction is now well established. Resear...