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Managing Volatility in Low-Income Countries - The Role and Potential for Contingent Financial Instruments

Managing Volatility in Low-Income Countries - The Role and Potential for Contingent Financial Instruments »

Volume/Issue: 2011/089

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498338325.007

ISBN: 9781498338325

Keywords: External financing, External shocks, Financial instruments, Fund role, Low-income developing countries, Risk management, World Bank, Financial crises, Financial management, Economic stabilization

The paper examines the case for contingent financial instruments for low-income countries (LICs), from both the market and official sector. These include commodity price hedging instruments, contingent debt instrum...

Strengthening Country Ownership of Fund-Supported Programs

Strengthening Country Ownership of Fund-Supported Programs »

Volume/Issue: 2001/014

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498327541.007

ISBN: 9781498327541

Keywords: Conditionality, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Use of Fund resources, Financial crises, Economic policy, Economic reforms, Economic models, Balance of payments, PP, IFIs

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IMF Membership in the Financial Stability Board

IMF Membership in the Financial Stability Board »

Volume/Issue: 2010/101

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498337052.007

ISBN: 9781498337052

Keywords: Collaboration with other international organizations, Executive Board decisions, Financial stability, Fund, Fund approval proposed, Financial crises, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, Real sector, Financial institutions

This paper examines the implications of the Fund accepting membership in the Financial Stability Board ('FSB'). The FSB Charter (the ?Charter?) explicitly contemplates the possibility of the Fund and the other inte...

Review of the Adequacy of the Fund's Precautionary Balances

Review of the Adequacy of the Fund's Precautionary Balances »

Volume/Issue: 2010/077

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 August 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498336956.007

ISBN: 9781498336956

Keywords: Credit risk, Financial risk, Fund financial position, Fund reserves, General Resources Account, Precautionary Credit Line, Reserves accumulation, Risk management, Transparency, SDR interest rates

The paper reviews the adequacy of the Fund's precautionary balances and proposes a more transparent and rules-based framework for adjusting the precautionary balance target through time. The framework seeks to prov...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa : COVID-19: An Unprecedented Threat to Development

Volume/Issue: 2020/001

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513536835

Keywords: Economic growth, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional Economic Outlook, Health care, Health, Health care spending, Public expenditures and health, Public health, Government expenditures and health, Oil

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis that threatens to throw the region off its stride, reversing the encouraging development progress of recent years. Furthermore, by exacting a...

Staff Guidance Note on the Fund's Engagement with Countries in Fragile Situations

Staff Guidance Note on the Fund's Engagement with Countries in Fragile Situations »

Volume/Issue: 2012/033

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498340588.007

ISBN: 9781498340588

Keywords: External shocks, Fund role, Low-income developing countries, Political economy, Rapid Credit Facility, Staff Reports, Staff-monitored programs, Technical Assistance, Upper credit tranche arrangements, Development policy

This note aims to provide country teams with broad guidance on engagement with countries in fragile situations. The aim of the guidance note is to help staff maintain focus on issues specific to countries in fragil...