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Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations for the IEO Evaluation of IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis

Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations for the IEO Evaluation of IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis »

Source: Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations for the IEO Evaluation of IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2012/008

Series: Policy Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2012

ISBN: 9781498340892

Keywords: Financial crisis, Financial sector, Fund role, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Surveillance, Financial sector surveillance, Regional economics, International financial markets, Financial crises, IEO

This paper presents a forward-looking management implementation plan (MIP) for the IEO evaluation. In addition to addressing the specific Board-endorsed IEO recommendations, the paper also tries to transcend a narr...

How Did Emerging Markets Cope in the Crisis?

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Source: How Did Emerging Markets Cope in the Crisis?

Volume/Issue: 2010/064

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 July 2010

ISBN: 9781498337250

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Economic recovery, Emerging markets, Financial crisis, Fiscal policy, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Monetary policy, External sector, Economic integration, Financial regulation and supervision

The IMF Executive Board has been considering reforms to strengthen the Fund's mandate to better equip the institution to safeguard global stability. Executive Directors have supported a range of reforms to moderniz...

The Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for Low-Income Countries-An Update

The Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for Low-Income Countries-An Update »

Source: The Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for Low-Income Countries-An Update

Volume/Issue: 2009/072

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2009

ISBN: 9781498335416

Keywords: Commodity prices, Debt sustainability, Economic growth, Exchange rate policy, External financing, Financial crisis, Fiscal policy, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, Monetary policy

Low-income countries are being hit hard by the global financial crisis. They are facing a sharp contraction in export growth, FDI inflows, and remittances, and lower-than-committed aid. But a marked recovery is in...

Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets

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Source: Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets

Volume/Issue: 2011/041

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2011

ISBN: 9781498338813

Keywords: Cross country analysis, External shocks, Financial crisis, Financial safety nets, Fund arrangements, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Liquidity management, Monetary policy, Risk management, Real sector

In response to the global crisis, the Fund overhauled its lending toolkit and boosted its resources, strengthening its ability to pre-empt financial crises. This paper-with the companion paper on Mapping Cross-Bord...

Emerging from the Global Crisis - Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Emerging from the Global Crisis - Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Source: Emerging from the Global Crisis - Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/040

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2010

ISBN: 9781498336734

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Economic recovery, Financial crisis, Fiscal policy, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, Economic integration, External debt, Financial crises

While the impact of the global crisis has been severe, real per capita GDP growth stayed positive in two-thirds of low-income countries (LICs), unlike in previous global downturns, and in contrast to richer countri...

Cross-Cutting Themes in Employment Experiences During the Crisis

Cross-Cutting Themes in Employment Experiences During the Crisis »

Source: Cross-Cutting Themes in Employment Experiences During the Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2010/067

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2010

ISBN: 9781498336635

Keywords: Cross country analysis, External shocks, Financial crisis, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Labor market policy, Labor markets, Unemployment, Labor market institutions, Labor market reforms, Human capital

The human cost of the recent global crisis is reflected in its impact on the labor market. Explaining why economies with similar downturns had very different employment trends can help design policies to reduce suc...

Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks - Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks - Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries »

Source: Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks - Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2011/076

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 September 2011

ISBN: 9781498338455

Keywords: Commodities, Commodity price fluctuations, Economic growth, External shocks, Fiscal policy, Fiscal risk, Low-income developing countries, Monetary policy, Risk management, Balance of payments

As part of its work to help low-income countries (LICs) manage volatility, the IMF has recently developed an analytical framework to assess vulnerabilities and emerging risks that arise from changes in the external...

Government Finance Statistics to Strengthen Fiscal Analysis

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Source: Government Finance Statistics to Strengthen Fiscal Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2010/012

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2010

ISBN: 9781498337847

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Data collection, Data quality assessment framework, Executive Board decisions, Financial crisis, Fiscal analysis, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Government finance statistics, Government Finance Statistics Manual, Lapse of time approval

This paper seeks Board approval of a phased migration strategy for implementing the GFSM 2001 as the standard for Fund fiscal data. The financial crisis has underscored the need for better and more comparable fisca...

Cross-Cutting Themes in Major Article IV Consultations

Cross-Cutting Themes in Major Article IV Consultations »

Source: Cross-Cutting Themes in Major Article IV Consultations

Volume/Issue: 2009/054

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 August 2009

ISBN: 9781498335690

Keywords: Article IV consultations, Background papers, Banking systems, Credit risk, Europe, Financial crisis, Fiscal policy, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Monetary policy, Risk management

This paper is part of a broader on-going effort to bring a more cross-country perspective to bilateral surveillance, taking advantage of a cluster of Article IV consultations with five systemically important econom...

Review of Recent Crisis Programs

Review of Recent Crisis Programs »

Source: Review of Recent Crisis Programs

Volume/Issue: 2009/067

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2009

ISBN: 9781498335485

Keywords: Access to Fund general resources, Burden sharing, Economic recovery, Emerging markets, Exchange rate policy, Financial crisis, Financial sector, Fund arrangements, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Monetary policy

This study concludes that recent Fund-supported programs in emerging market countries are delivering the kind of policy response and financing needed to cushion the blow from the worst global crisis since the 1930s...