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Guyana
			: 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guyana

Guyana : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guyana »

Volume/Issue: 2019/296

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513514093.002

ISBN: 9781513514093

Keywords: Economic growth, Financial and Monetary Sector, External sector, Economic sectors, Expenditures, ISCR, CR, non-oil, percent of GDP, medium-term

Economic activity strengthened in 2018 with broad-based expansion across all major sectors. Inflation remains relatively low, and monetary stance accommodative. Oil production is expected to commence in early 2020,...

Guyana
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Guyana : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/220

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367957.002

ISBN: 9781484367957

Keywords: Guyana, Western Hemisphere

Economic growth slowed down, but became more broad-based. In 2017, real GDP growth was 2.1 percent, with the non-mining GDP rebounding from its contraction in 2016. The external balance turned negative due to weake...

Guyana
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guyana

Guyana : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guyana »

Volume/Issue: 2017/175

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484305768.002

ISBN: 9781484305768

Keywords: Guyana, Western Hemisphere

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights the expansion of Guyana's real economic activity by 3.3 percent in 2016. Subdued agricultural commodity prices, bad weather, and delays in public investment weighed down...

Cluster Report
			: Trade Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Cluster Report : Trade Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/66

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475586015.002

ISBN: 9781475586015

Keywords: Puerto Rico, Suriname, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica

This Cluster Report explores opportunities for trade integration in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. It finds that the region can reap significant growth benefits from further trade integration. With tra...

Guyana
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guyana

Guyana : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guyana »

Volume/Issue: 2016/216

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475536126.002

ISBN: 9781475536126

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Oil prices, Public investment, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Banks, Bank supervision, Reserves, Economic indicators

This paper discusses recent economic developments, the outlook, and risks for the Czech Republic. The economy has been growing at an exceptionally strong pace. Driven by robust domestic demand, output expanded by 4...

Perspectivas económicas regionales, octubre de 2015: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental
			: Ajustando bajo presión

Perspectivas económicas regionales, octubre de 2015: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental : Ajustando bajo presión »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2015

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513540610.086

ISBN: 9781513540610

Keywords: intereses, comercio, intercambio, tasa de interés, desarrollo financiero

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Perspectivas económicas, abril de 2015: Las Américas,
			: El Norte se recupera, el Sur aún espera

Perspectivas económicas, abril de 2015: Las Américas, : El Norte se recupera, el Sur aún espera »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2015

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484318768.086

ISBN: 9781484318768

Keywords: América Latina; exportadores de materias primas; economías que dependen del turismo; América Central y la República Dominicana; economía finacieramente integradas

Perspectivas económicas: Las Américas, abril de 2015...

Guyana
			: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Guyana : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2014/294

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498355001.002

ISBN: 9781498355001

Keywords: current account, current account deficit, public debt, debt sustainability, balance of payments

The economy has experienced seven consecutive years of robust growth, buoyed by high commodity prices, foreign direct investment and expansion of private sector credit. As part of a strategy to sustain growth, redu...

An Application of the "Fan-Chart Approach" to Debt Sustainability in Post-HIPC Low-Income Countries

An Application of the "Fan-Chart Approach" to Debt Sustainability in Post-HIPC Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2014/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maximilien Kaffo Melou , Mariusz Sumlinski , and Chris Geiregat

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498345033.001

ISBN: 9781498345033

Keywords: HIPC, MDRI, fan chart, debt sustainablity, debt relief, debt sustainability, debt accumulation, debt dynamics, Deficit, International Lending and Debt Problems

We analyse the debt dynamics in countries that benefited from the HIPC/MDRI debt relief initiatives with a view to applying a probabilistic approach to estimating future debt paths for those countries. We extend t...

Perspectivas económicas regionales, abril de 2014: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental

Perspectivas económicas regionales, abril de 2014: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484346129.086

ISBN: 9781484346129

Los cinco informes sobre las perspectivas económicas regionales (informes REO) que el FMI publica semestralmente abarcan Asia y el Pacífico, Europa, Oriente Medio y Asia Central, África sub-sahariana y las Américas...

Guyana
			: 2010 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report, Supplement, Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion and Statement by the Executive Director for Guyana

Guyana : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report, Supplement, Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion and Statement by the Executive Director for Guyana »

Volume/Issue: 2011/152

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455283583.002

ISBN: 9781455283583

Keywords: debt, debt sustainability, public debt, payments, current account

Despite external and domestic shocks, the Guyanese economy demonstrated resilience and registered a fifth consecutive year of robust growth in 2010. The authorities started making payouts to Colonial Life Insurance...

Guyana
			: Selected Issues

Guyana : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2010/293

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455208487.002

ISBN: 9781455208487

Keywords: structural fiscal, fiscal balance, fiscal stance, fiscal impulse, Global Financial Crisis,

The aim is to analyze the main channels of transmission for shocks from the global economy to Guyana and assess their specific spillover magnitudes. The paper documents the transmission channels of external shocks...

Guyana
			: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation

Guyana : Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2010/292

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455208470.002

ISBN: 9781455208470

Keywords: debt, public sector, public debt, deficit, article

Guyana has weathered the impact of the global crisis well by regional and global standards. The current account deficit declined by 5 percent of GDP (to 8.5 percent of GDP), largely led by a reduction in imports, p...

Macro-Hedging for Commodity Exporters

Macro-Hedging for Commodity Exporters »

Volume/Issue: 2009/229

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Borensztein , Damiano Sandri , and Olivier Jeanne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873764.001

ISBN: 9781451873764

Keywords: commodity exports, hedging instruments, forward contracts, open interest, commodity prices,

This paper uses a dynamic optimization model to estimate the welfare gains of hedging against commodity price risk for commodity-exporting countries. The introduction of hedging instruments such as futures and opti...

Le cadre de viabilité de la dette appliqué aux pays à faible revenu

Le cadre de viabilité de la dette appliqué aux pays à faible revenu »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Christian Beddies , Marie-Helene Le Manchec , and Bergljot Barkbu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2009

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068117.084

ISBN: 9781589068117

Keywords: debt sustainability, public debt, debt service, debt relief, domestic debt, debt-service, current account, debt burden, debt dynamics, debt ratio

Low-income countries continue to face significant challenges in meeting their vast development needs while maintaining a sustainable debt position, even after many of these countries have benefited from substantial...

International Financial Statistics, December 2008

International Financial Statistics, December 2008 »

Series: International Financial Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451964387.041

ISBN: 9781451964387

Keywords: claims, financial derivatives, portfolio investment, equity securities, money market, deposit rate, deposit money, deposit money banks, commercial banks, money market instruments

International Financial Statistics provides a complete library of continuously updated international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. The monthly print edition contains over 1,000 pa...

The Caribbean
			: Enhancing Economic Integration

The Caribbean : Enhancing Economic Integration »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Sanjaya Panth , Paul Cashin , and W. Bauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067936.087

ISBN: 9781589067936

Keywords: tax incentives, fdi, preference erosion, trade preferences, exporting countries

The Caribbean has made substantial progress in recent years in implementing economic reforms, both at the national and regional level. The Caribbean: Enhancing Economic Integration examines the product of the effor...

Foreign Aid and Real Exchange Rate Adjustments in a Financially Constrained Dependent Economy

Foreign Aid and Real Exchange Rate Adjustments in a Financially Constrained Dependent Economy »

Volume/Issue: 2008/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephen Turnovsky , Serpil Tekin , and Valerie Cerra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870626.001

ISBN: 9781451870626

Keywords: real exchange rate, welfare analysis, exchange rate, capital stock, capital markets, capital intensity,

A dynamic dependent-economy model is developed to investigate the role of the real exchange rate in determining the effects of foreign aid. If capital is perfectly mobile between sectors, untied aid has no longrun...

External Tariff Liberalization in CARICOM
			: A Commodity-Level Analysis

External Tariff Liberalization in CARICOM : A Commodity-Level Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2008/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Azim Sadikov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868951.001

ISBN: 9781451868951

Keywords: external tariff, CARICOM, tariff rate, tariff rates, member imports,

This paper estimates the impact of the tariff liberalization in four largest CARICOM countries (Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago) on their trade flows. I trace changes in the product-line imports...

IFS Supplement on Monetary and Financial Statistics

IFS Supplement on Monetary and Financial Statistics »

Series: International Financial Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451937107.041

ISBN: 9781451937107

Keywords: claims, financial derivatives, commercial banks, deposit rate, money market, financial corporations, foreign currency, money market rate, discount rate, financial assets

International Financial Statistics provides a complete library of continuously updated international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. The monthly print edition contains over 1,000 pa...

IFS Supplement on Monetary and Financial Statistics, March 2007 Quarterly

IFS Supplement on Monetary and Financial Statistics, March 2007 Quarterly »

Series: International Financial Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451937039.041

ISBN: 9781451937039

Keywords: claims, financial derivatives, commercial banks, deposit rate, money market, financial corporations, foreign currency, money market rate, discount rate, financial assets

International Financial Statistics provides a complete library of continuously updated international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. The monthly print edition contains over 1,000 pa...

Guyana
			: Why Has Growth Stopped? An Empirical Study on the Stagnation of Economic Growth

Guyana : Why Has Growth Stopped? An Empirical Study on the Stagnation of Economic Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2007/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Judith Gold , Ruben Atoyan , and Cornelia Staritz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866506.001

ISBN: 9781451866506

Keywords: institutions, growth rates, growth accounting, private investment, capital formation, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Comparative Studies of Countries,

After a period of exceptionally strong economic performance, Guyana's growth has stagnated since 1998. The paper tries to identify the factors that can explain this dramatic deterioration in economic performance. T...

Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean
			: Guyana and Barbados

Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean : Guyana and Barbados »

Volume/Issue: 2007/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael DaCosta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866070.001

ISBN: 9781451866070

Keywords: Caribbean, Guyana, Barbados, Institutions, Economic History, elections, labour, political parties, election, labor force

The countries that were once British colonies in the Caribbean share a common language and a colonial history of slavery, dominance of a plantation-based sugar industry, and broadly similar government and administr...

Guyana
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report 2005

Guyana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report 2005 »

Volume/Issue: 2006/364

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451816778.002

ISBN: 9781451816778

Keywords: primary schools, primary school, hiv/aids, health care, teacher training

Despite the continued vulnerability of the economy to exogenous shocks, the inadequacy of infrastructure, and the weakness of existing institutional capacity, there has been considerable progress in actions and ref...

Guyana
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Second Annual Progress Report:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

Guyana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Second Annual Progress Report: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2006/365

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451816785.002

ISBN: 9781451816785

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, macroeconomic framework, external debt, data collection

Guyana continues to make progress in laying the foundation for poverty reduction, but at a slow pace. Critical issues remain to be addressed. Establishing an environment for sustained growth remains the main challe...

International Financial Statistics + Supplement, September 2006

International Financial Statistics + Supplement, September 2006 »

Series: International Financial Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451964417.041

ISBN: 9781451964417

Keywords: claims, financial derivatives, deposit rate, money market, financial corporations, money market rate, financial assets, discount rate, bond, bond yield

International Financial Statistics provides a complete library of continuously updated international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. The monthly print edition contains over 1,000 pa...

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....

Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures?

Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864403.001

ISBN: 9781451864403

Keywords: social expenditures, expenditures, debt-service, budget balance, expenditure, International Lending and Debt Problems, National Government Expenditures and Health, National Government Expenditures and Education,

This paper evaluates whether debt relief and grants can boost social expenditures in lowincome countries. It finds that declines in debt-service help raise social expenditures, but no relationship between grants an...

Beware of Emigrants Bearing Gifts
			: Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Presence of Remittances

Beware of Emigrants Bearing Gifts : Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Presence of Remittances »

Volume/Issue: 2006/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Gapen , Thomas Cosimano , and Ralph Chami

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863215.001

ISBN: 9781451863215

Keywords: Ramsey policies, optimal monetary policy, remittance, money growth, inflation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Factor Movements And International Business,

This paper uses a stochastic dynamic general equilibrium model to investigate the influence of countercyclical remittances on the conduct of fiscal and monetary policy and trace their effects on real and nominal va...

Guyana
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report 2004

Guyana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report 2004 »

Volume/Issue: 2004/407

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451816761.002

ISBN: 9781451816761

Keywords: hiv/aids, maternal mortality, poverty reduction strategy, social safety net, capacity constraints

This paper reviews Guyana's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Progress Report 2004. In spite of many challenges, the government made progress in implementing its Poverty Reduction Program. In particular, it p...

External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries

External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2004/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857771.001

ISBN: 9781451857771

Keywords: External debt sustainability, HIPC, debt sustainability, debt management, debt management capacity, export diversification, external debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, HIPCs,

This paper examines a number of structural factors affecting the external debt sustainability of HIPC completion point countries. It shows that (i) while comparing favorably with other lowincome countries, the poli...

Guyana
			: Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Completion Point Document

Guyana : Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Completion Point Document »

Volume/Issue: 2004/123

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451816754.002

ISBN: 9781451816754

Keywords: debt, debt relief, debt service, external debt, creditors

This paper reviews Guyana's progress under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC). The staff of the IMF and IDA considers that Guyana's performance with respect to the conditions for rea...

Trade Liberalization and Real Exchange Rate Movement

Trade Liberalization and Real Exchange Rate Movement »

Volume/Issue: 2003/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xiangming Li

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854749.001

ISBN: 9781451854749

Keywords: real exchange rate, exchange rate, average tariff, exchange rates, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

Although theory suggests that the real exchange rate should depreciate after a credible trade liberalization but could appreciate temporarily with a noncredible one, little empirical evidence exists. Unlike existin...

Budget Support Versus Project Aid

Budget Support Versus Project Aid »

Volume/Issue: 2003/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tito Cordella , and Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851182.001

ISBN: 9781451851182

Keywords: aid policy, asymmetric information, empirical growth models, budget support, budget surplus, capital expenditures, budget constraint, capital expenditure, Asymmetric and Private Information, Welfare and Poverty: General

Should donors who are interested in the effectiveness of developmental programs rely on conditional budget support or on project aid? To answer this question, we present a model in which only a subset of the develo...

Currency Demand, the Underground Economy, and, Tax Evasion-The Case of Guyana

Currency Demand, the Underground Economy, and, Tax Evasion-The Case of Guyana »

Volume/Issue: 2003/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ebrima Faal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842432.001

ISBN: 9781451842432

Keywords: tax evasion, statistics, tax rates, tax base, equation, Econometric Modeling, Macroeconomic - Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy,

The persistence in Guyana of a substantial underground economy is an important consequence of economic and social policy over 1964-2000. The paper attempts to estimate the magnitude of, and changes to the undergrou...

Trade and Integration in the Caribbean

Trade and Integration in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2002/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , and Chandima Mendis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856835.001

ISBN: 9781451856835

Keywords: integration, gravity model, dummy variable, equation, trade liberalization, bilateral trade, average trade, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Bahamas,

This paper analyzes trade in the Caribbean community (CARICOM) using a gravity model framework. The paper seeks to shed light on the dynamics of trade among CARICOM member countries, as well with the rest of world...

Limits of Conditionality in Poverty Reduction Programs

Limits of Conditionality in Poverty Reduction Programs »

Volume/Issue: 2002/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Tito Cordella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853872.001

ISBN: 9781451853872

Keywords: Asymmetric Information, social spending, poverty alleviation, Information And Uncertainty, Welfare And Poverty,

When donors and recipients have different preferences over budgetary allocations, conditionality helps the implementation of donor-financed poverty reduction programs. However, if donors cannot perfectly monitor al...

Guyana
			: Statistical Annex

Guyana : Statistical Annex »

Volume/Issue: 2001/1

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451816747.002

ISBN: 9781451816747

Keywords: liabilities, interest, debt, treasury bills, taxes

The statistical data on value added by sector at current prices, value added by sector at constant prices, GDP by expenditure at current prices, consumer prices, population estimates, employment in the public secto...

Money Demand in Guyana

Money Demand in Guyana »

Volume/Issue: 2000/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854169.001

ISBN: 9781451854169

Keywords: money demand, cointegration, error-correction model, inflation, statistics

This paper analyzes broad money demand (M2) in Guyana from January 1990 to September 1999; a period marked by deep transformations aimed at shifting Guyana from a centralized to a market economy. The paper develops...

Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization

Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization »

Volume/Issue: 2000/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alvin Hilaire

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849455.001

ISBN: 9781451849455

Keywords: stabilization, exchange rate, debt, interest, taxes, payments

In the late 1980s Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago found themselves in severe economic difficulties. Their ensuing economic strategies were all market-based, featured fiscal contraction and trade...

Flight Capital as a Portfolio Choice

Flight Capital as a Portfolio Choice »

Volume/Issue: 1999/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anke Hoeffler , Catherine Pattillo , and Paul Collier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858488.001

ISBN: 9781451858488

Keywords: Capital flight, portfolio choice, debt, domestic investment, foreign debt, interest

This paper sets flight capital in the context of portfolio choice, focusing upon the proportion of private wealth that is held abroad. There are large regional differences in this proportion, ranging from 5 percent...

Guyana
			: Recent Economic Developments

Guyana : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1999/52

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451816730.002

ISBN: 9781451816730

Keywords: debt, interest, liabilities, payments, central bank

This paper focuses on economic developments in Guyana during the 1990s. By 1991, economic performance had turned around in response to the shift in economic policies and the improved incentive framework. Following...

Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries
			: Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99)

Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99) »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758804.054

ISBN: 9781557758804

Keywords: debt relief, hipc initiative, debt service, external debt, debt sustainability

This paper analyzes the IMF's Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, which provides debt relief for low-income countries. The paper highlights that countries affected by the debt crisis of the 198...

The ESAF at Ten Years
			: Economic Adjustment and Reform in Low-Income Countries

The ESAF at Ten Years : Economic Adjustment and Reform in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756930.051

ISBN: 9781557756930

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, transition economies, structural adjustment, terms of trade

For over 10 years, the IMF has supported adjustment and reform programs in many of its low-income members through two facilities established specifically for that purpose - the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facili...

Guyana
			: Statistical Appendix

Guyana : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 1998/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451816723.002

ISBN: 9781451816723

Keywords: expenditure, capital expenditure, central bank, expenditures, public debt

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Guyana
			: Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues

Guyana : Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 1996/123

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451816716.002

ISBN: 9781451816716

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, banking system, exchange rates, current expenditure

This Selected Issues paper describes economic developments in Guyana during the 1990s. Real GDP recovered with an average growth rate of 71/2 percent a year during 1991-94 as economic activity responded to a shift...

Guyana
			: Statistical Appendix

Guyana : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 1995/68

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451816709.002

ISBN: 9781451816709

Keywords: financial institutions, savings deposits, public debt, current account, central bank

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Public Education Expenditure and Other Determinants of Private Investment in the Caribbean

Public Education Expenditure and Other Determinants of Private Investment in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 1994/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joaquim Levy , and Benedict Clements

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854428.001

ISBN: 9781451854428

Keywords: private investment, public investment, real interest rates, private capital

This paper presents an analysis of the determinants of private investment in the Caribbean region, using data for the 1977-91 time period. Drawing on the endogenous growth literature, a model is developed to captur...

Economic Adjustment in Low-Income Countries
			: Experience Under the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility

Economic Adjustment in Low-Income Countries : Experience Under the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): F. Rozwadowski , Siddharth Tiwari , David Robinson , and Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557753366.084

ISBN: 9781557753366

Keywords: current account, export prices, export volume, external debt, terms of trade

This paper evaluates progress made under ESAF-supported programs in attaining external viability, restoring economic growth, and implementing structural reforms. Performance is evaluated for 19 countries that enter...