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Conclusions of the Task Force on IMF Technical Assistance

Conclusions of the Task Force on IMF Technical Assistance »

Source: Conclusions of the Task Force on IMF Technical Assistance

Volume/Issue: 2005/037

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 July 2005

ISBN: 9781498331395

Keywords: Fund role, Technical Assistance, Technical assistance programs, Absorptive capacity, Budgetary process, Capital, Economic sectors, Economic indicators, PP, IEO

Task Force proposals include: (i) preparation, on a pilot basis, of five TA country strategy notes in FY 2006 and, based on a positive assessment of the pilot, extension of the country coverage to possibly 50 count...

Fiscal Policy Response to Scaled-Up Aid

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Source: Fiscal Policy Response to Scaled-Up Aid

Volume/Issue: 2007/020

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2007

ISBN: 9781498333542

Keywords: Development assistance, Fiscal policy, Use of Fund resources, Official development assistance, Heavily indebted poor countries, Absorptive capacity, Expenditure efficiency, PFM, medium-term, scaled-up

Sound fiscal policies are critical for handling aid volatility as well as for making effective use of scaled-up aid and other flows. By easing resource constraints, these flows allow low-income countries (LICs) to...

Challenges in Expanding Development Assistance

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Source: Challenges in Expanding Development Assistance

Volume/Issue: 2002/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451972788

Keywords: Absorptive capacity, Poverty, Foreign aid, ODA, international public goods, exchange rate, capita income, industrial countries, real exchange, public goods

This paper highlights the macro and microeconomic challenges associated with success of the effort to mobilize 0.7 percent of GNP for official development assistance (ODA). To promote achievement of the Millennium...

The Macroeconomics of Managing Increased Aid Inflows - Experiences of Low-Income Countries and Policy Implications

The Macroeconomics of Managing Increased Aid Inflows - Experiences of Low-Income Countries and Policy Implications »

Source: The Macroeconomics of Managing Increased Aid Inflows - Experiences of Low-Income Countries and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2005/043

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498331258

Keywords: Development assistance, Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Real exchange rate misalignment, Nominal effective exchange rate, Real interest rates, Real effective exchange rates, Absorptive capacity, Low Income Developing Countries, aid inflow, domestic finance

Investigates the macroeconomic challenges for low-income countries created by a surge in aid inflows. It develops an analytical framework for examining possible policy responses to increased aid, and then applies t...

The Role of the Fund in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process and Its Collaboration with Donors

The Role of the Fund in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process and Its Collaboration with Donors »

Source: The Role of the Fund in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process and Its Collaboration with Donors

Volume/Issue: 2007/036

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 September 2007

ISBN: 9781498333313

Keywords: Collaboration with other international organizations, Fund role, Poverty reduction, Resident Representatives, Heavily indebted poor countries, Absorptive capacity, Social indicators, Financial sector, Private sector, MDGs

This paper proposes an approach to making the MTS operational as it relates to the Fund's work in LICs that would define more precisely the Fund's responsibility and accountability in the PRSP and donor collaborati...

The Macroeconomics of Scaling-up Aid

The Macroeconomics of Scaling-up Aid »

Source: The Macroeconomics of Scaling-up Aid : the Cases of Benin, Niger, and Togo

Volume/Issue: 2008/059

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2008

ISBN: 9781498334112

Keywords: Absorptive capacity, Aid flows, Development assistance, Economic conditions, Exchange rates, Group of eight, Inflation, Millennium Development Goals, Economic reforms, Heavily indebted poor countries

In September 2007, the UN Secretary General launched the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Africa Steering and Working Groups. The Steering Group brings together the leaders of multilateral institutions to identif...

Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - Proposed New Guidelines

Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - Proposed New Guidelines »

Source: Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - Proposed New Guidelines

Volume/Issue: 2009/038

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2009

ISBN: 9781498335744

Keywords: Access limits, Access to Fund general resources, Concessional aid, Debt management, Debt sustainability, External debt, External financing, Financial management, Fund facilities, Fund policies

Low-income countries (LICs) face significant challenges in meeting their development objectives, while maintaining a sustainable debt position. To address this dilemma, the international community has largely advoc...

High Level Status Report to the IEO Evaluation of Fund's Recurring Issues

High Level Status Report to the IEO Evaluation of Fund's Recurring Issues »

Source: High Level Status Report to the IEO Evaluation of Fund's Recurring Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/012

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2017

ISBN: 9781498347044

Keywords: Absorptive capacity, Accounting, Accounting systems, Agricultural subsidies, Agriculture, Anti-money laundering, Arrears policy, Balance sheets, Budgeting, Budgets

This is a high-level report on progress in addressing recurring issues identified by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). The Board endorsed the proposal in the Chairman's Summing Up for the Independent Evaluat...

Conclusions of the Task Force on IMF Technical Assistance

Conclusions of the Task Force on IMF Technical Assistance »

Volume/Issue: 2005/037

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498331395.007

ISBN: 9781498331395

Keywords: Fund role, Technical Assistance, Technical assistance programs, Absorptive capacity, Budgetary process, Capital, Economic sectors, Economic indicators, PP, IEO

Task Force proposals include: (i) preparation, on a pilot basis, of five TA country strategy notes in FY 2006 and, based on a positive assessment of the pilot, extension of the country coverage to possibly 50 count...

Fiscal Policy Response to Scaled-Up Aid

Fiscal Policy Response to Scaled-Up Aid »

Volume/Issue: 2007/020

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498333542.007

ISBN: 9781498333542

Keywords: Development assistance, Fiscal policy, Use of Fund resources, Official development assistance, Heavily indebted poor countries, Absorptive capacity, Expenditure efficiency, PFM, medium-term, scaled-up

Sound fiscal policies are critical for handling aid volatility as well as for making effective use of scaled-up aid and other flows. By easing resource constraints, these flows allow low-income countries (LICs) to...