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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

Lifting the Small Boats

Lifting the Small Boats »

Series: IMF Speeches

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512976.076

ISBN: 9781513512976

Keywords: Inequality, global outlook, economic growth, economic policy, fiscal policy, reforms

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde's speech of June 17, 2015, proposes policies and reforms to deal with growing social and economic inequality....

Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Economic Growth and Integration in Central America »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066168.084

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

How to entrench hard-won gains, increase resilience to shocks, and improve growth performance to reduce poverty? As Central America moves forward in regaining macroeconomic stability, these are the challenges. This...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa : Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339862.086

ISBN: 9781484339862

Keywords: Economic situation, Economic growth, Africa, Oil exporting countries, Investment policy, Investment

The region is seeing a modest growth uptick, but this is not uniform and the medium-term outlook remains subdued. Growth is projected to rise to 3.4 percent in 2018, from 2.8 percent in 2017, on the back of improve...

U.S. Fiscal Policies and Priorities for Long-Run Sustainability

U.S. Fiscal Policies and Priorities for Long-Run Sustainability »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Martin Mühleisen , and Christopher Towe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062955.084

ISBN: 9781589062955

Keywords: Economic growth, medicare, tax cuts, health care, public debt, fiscal policy

This paper presents an overview of recent U.S. fiscal developments and discusses possible implications of the sharp turn around in the government's fiscal position. Against this back ground, it also reviews key pol...

Northern Star
			: Canada's Path to Economic Prosperity

Northern Star : Canada's Path to Economic Prosperity »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Vladimir Klyuev , Martin Mühleisen , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066144.084

ISBN: 9781589066144

Keywords: Economic growth, Energy, Banking, Inflation targeting, pension, inflation, retirement, monetary policy, ld

Robust GDP growth, declining unemployment, low and stable inflation, and a string of fiscal and current account surpluses -- it's a record to be envied. These outcomes in Canada owe much to sound macroeconomic poli...

Fiscal Adjustment for Stability and Growth

Fiscal Adjustment for Stability and Growth »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): James Daniel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065130.054

ISBN: 9781589065130

Keywords: Economic growth, fiscal policy, fiscal adjustment, expenditure, public expenditure, aggregate demand

The pamphlet (which updates the 1995 Guidelines for Fiscal Adjustment) presents the IMF's approach to fiscal adjustment, and focuses on the role that sound government finances play in promoting macroeconomic stabil...

Mauritius
			: Challenges of Sustained Growth

Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064164.058

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Mauritius has achieved remarkable success since its independence in 1968. It has one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa, the economy has diversified from complete dependence on the sugar crop, into textiles,...

Africa on the Move
			: Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States »

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513588605.071

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

This book describes the reforms needed to move small middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to advanced-economy status. The result of intense discussions with public officials in the countries covered, the b...

Lifting the Small Boats

Lifting the Small Boats »

Source: Lifting the Small Boats

Series: IMF Speeches

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513512976

Keywords: Inequality, global outlook, economic growth, economic policy, fiscal policy, reforms

Introduction Good evening! I am absolutely delighted to participate again in this prestigious conference, and I would like to thank Vice Premier Reynders for his kind introduction....

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department
			: Tale of Two Adjustments

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department : Tale of Two Adjustments »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475575224.086

ISBN: 9781475575224

Keywords: Economic integration, Economic growth, Development, Fiscal policy, Flexible exchange rates, Economic policy, Regional economics, emerge market economy, commodity price, emerge market

With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016. This gradual improvement can be understood as tale of two a...