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19 A Comparison Between Two Public Expenditure Management Systems in Africa

19 A Comparison Between Two Public Expenditure Management Systems in Africa »

Source: Helping Countries Develop : The Role of Fiscal Policy

Series: Books

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Sanjeev Gupta , and Gabriela Inchauste

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063181

Keywords: food aid, expenditure, fiscal policy, public spending, per

One important objective of the enhanced HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Country) debt reduction initiative is to redirect the budgetary resources released from servicing...

6 A Framework for Fiscal Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries

6 A Framework for Fiscal Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Helping Countries Develop : The Role of Fiscal Policy

Series: Books

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Sanjeev Gupta , and Gabriela Inchauste

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063181

Keywords: food aid, expenditure, fiscal policy, public spending, per

Assessing fiscal debt sustainability is an important element of fiscal policy analysis. It aids in evaluating the appropriateness of a country’s macroeconomic policies in both the s...

5 A Game Theoretic Analysis of Corruption in Bureaucracies

5 A Game Theoretic Analysis of Corruption in Bureaucracies »

Source: Governance, Corruption, and Economic Performance

Series: Books

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and George Abed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589061163

Keywords: decentralization, military spending, military, tax revenue, government expenditure

I. Introduction A fundamental role of the state lies in its provision of a legal order and in its ability to implement and enforce property rights and other formal rules in an econom...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: A Study Guide to The Fabric of Reform

Series: Other Statistical Electronic Products

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451947984

Keywords: mortality rate, life expectancy, infant mortality, balance of payments, international trade

This guide is designed to facilitate classroom use of The Fabric of Reform, a 30-minute educational video created by the International Monetary Fund. It is intended for use with students in economics and internatio...

Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Issues and Reform Strategies

Volume/Issue: 2005/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861853

Keywords: Banking systems, bank credit, banking, banking system, financial system, working capital, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study discusses issues of access to bank credit in Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines measures that could help facilitate access by the private sector to bank credit. It reviews in particular obstacles to credit...

Actualité: FMI: la modernisation à l’ordre du jour

Actualité: FMI: la modernisation à l’ordre du jour »

Source: FMI Bulletin Vol.36, No.10 Juin 2007

Volume/Issue: 36/10

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2007

Language: French

ISBN: 9781451946468

Keywords: web content, survey, website

IMF work agenda; IMF exchange rate advice; Asia's trade pacts; Central Asia: economic cooperation; Cameroon after debt relief; spread of Austrian banks; conference on financial soundness indicators; Caruana on shif...

Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing

Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing »

Source: Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing

Volume/Issue: 1999/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arne Bigsten

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451852257

Keywords: African manufacturing, adjustment costs, duration dependence, nonparametric methods, unobserved heterogeneity, fixed costs, investment rate, probability, probabilities, survey

This paper examines dynamic patterns of investment in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe, assessing the consistency of those patterns with different adjustment cost structures. Using survey data on manufac...

Adjustment to the changing international structure of production: Implications for national and international policy

Adjustment to the changing international structure of production: Implications for national and international policy »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1980

Volume/Issue: 17/2

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1980

ISBN: 9781616353414

Keywords: bank, finance, banking, development banking, projects

This paper highlights that in a shift of policy, the World Bank decided to finance directly health projects in developing countries. Under its old policy, formulated in 1974, health components providing basic healt...

Africa's Oil Abundance and External Competitiveness

Africa's Oil Abundance and External Competitiveness »

Source: Africa's Oil Abundance and External Competitiveness : Do Institutions Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2008/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mahvash Qureshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870305

Keywords: oil abundance, competitiveness, institutions, gravity model, oil exports, export performance, export structure, world exports, oil exporters,

This paper examines the structural competitiveness of oil-rich economies in sub-Saharan Africa relative to other major oil-exporting developing countries, and investigates reasons for systematic differences in the...

Africa’s Quest for Prosperity: Has Adjustment Helped?

Africa’s Quest for Prosperity: Has Adjustment Helped? »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1994

Volume/Issue: 31/2

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451952599

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rates, overvalued exchange rates, terms of trade, nontariff barriers

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...