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Fiscal Sustainability in African HIPC Countries

Fiscal Sustainability in African HIPC Countries »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability in African HIPC Countries : A Policy Dilemma?

Volume/Issue: 2003/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino , and Alina Kudina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859539

Keywords: concessional financing, external debt, fiscal policies, domestic debt, debt relief, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper looks at the link between fiscal policy and debt sustainability in a number of African countries participating in the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative. The paper finds that, on the basis...

Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability

Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability »

Source: Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability : Putting together the Pieces

Volume/Issue: 2012/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Rafael Portillo , Edward Buffie , Catherine Pattillo , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504071

Keywords: Growth, public debt, private capital, commercial borrowing, International Lending and Debt Problems, Monetary Growth Models,

We develop a model to study the macroeconomic effects of public investment surges in low-income countries, making explicit: (i) the investment-growth linkages; (ii) public external and domestic debt accumulation; (...

Debt Relief Under the HIPC Initiative

Debt Relief Under the HIPC Initiative »

Source: Debt Relief Under the HIPC Initiative : Context and Outlook for Debt Sustainability and Resource Flow

Volume/Issue: 2001/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Doris Ross , and Lisandro Abrego

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856446

Keywords: external debt sustainability, debt, debt service, debt reduction, external debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper discusses the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative in the perspective of sizable historical debt relief and large positive net resource flows to HIPCs. It argues that, by substantially reduc...

The IMF's Role in Low-Income Countries

The IMF's Role in Low-Income Countries »

Source: The IMF's Role in Low-Income Countries : Issues and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2005/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Domenico Lombardi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451861969

Keywords: monetary fund, conditionality, concessional lending, structural conditionality, monetary approach, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Development: General,

Drawing on recent research, this study elaborates on the role of the IMF in support of its lowincome members, pointing to the global character of the institution and to its superior ability-given its multilateral n...

Robbing the Riches

Robbing the Riches »

Source: Robbing the Riches : Capital Flight, Institutions, and Instability

Volume/Issue: 2005/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sweta Saxena , Meenakshi Rishi , and Valerie Cerra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

ISBN: 9781451862188

Keywords: Institutions, external debt, debt accumulation, external borrowing, short-term debt, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Capital flight may undermine economic growth and the effectiveness of debt relief and foreign aid. This paper is the first attempt to test whether unsound macroeconomic policies or weak institutions lead to capital...

Does Lower Debt Buy Higher Growth? The Impact of Debt Relief Initiatives on Growth

Does Lower Debt Buy Higher Growth? The Impact of Debt Relief Initiatives on Growth »

Source: Does Lower Debt Buy Higher Growth? The Impact of Debt Relief Initiatives on Growth

Volume/Issue: 2014/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sandra Marcelino , and Ivetta Hakobyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498369671

Keywords: Growth, debt, debt burden, debt sustainability, external debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

In 1996, the IMF and the World Bank introduced the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative-a comprehensive debt relief program aimed at reducing the external debt burden of eligible countries to sustainable leve...

External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries

External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries »

Source: 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

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...

Debt Sustainability, Public Investment, and Natural Resources in Developing Countries: the DIGNAR Model*

Debt Sustainability, Public Investment, and Natural Resources in Developing Countries: the DIGNAR Model* »

Source: Debt Sustainability, Public Investment, and Natural Resources in Developing Countries : the DIGNAR Model

Volume/Issue: 2014/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Melina , Susan Yang , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475515459

Keywords: Small Open DSGE Models, DIGNAR, commercial borrowing, fiscal gap, domestic borrowing, commercial debt, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper presents the DIGNAR (Debt, Investment, Growth, and Natural Resources) model, which can be used to analyze the debt sustainability and macroeconomic effects of public investment plans in resource-abundant...

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates »

Source: Limits of Floating Exchange Rates : the Role of Foreign Currency Debt and Import Structure

Volume/Issue: 2011/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pascal Towbin , and Sebastian Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455219001

Keywords: Exchange rate regime, balance sheet effect, pass-through, interacted panel VAR, external shock, exchange rate, currency debt, foreign currency debt, exchange rate regimes, Prices

A traditional argument in favor of flexible exchange rates is that they insulate output better from real shocks, because the exchange rate can adjust and stabilize demand for domestic goods through expenditure swit...

Fiscal Sustainability in African HIPC Countries
			: A Policy Dilemma?

Fiscal Sustainability in African HIPC Countries : A Policy Dilemma? »

Volume/Issue: 2003/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino , and Alina Kudina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859539.001

ISBN: 9781451859539

Keywords: concessional financing, external debt, fiscal policies, domestic debt, debt relief, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper looks at the link between fiscal policy and debt sustainability in a number of African countries participating in the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative. The paper finds that, on the basis...