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Assessing Reserve Adequacy in Low-Income Countries

Assessing Reserve Adequacy in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Valerio Crispolti , Era Dabla-Norris , Jun Kim , Kazuko Shirono , and George Tsibouris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616354121.084

ISBN: 9781616354121

Keywords: External shocks, reserve holdings, consumption growth, terms of trade, current account

Low-income countries routinely experience exogenous disturbances—sharp swings in the terms of trade, export demand, natural disasters, and volatile financial flows—that contribute to higher volatility...

Helping the Poor
			: the IMF's New Facilities for Structural Adjustment

Helping the Poor : the IMF's New Facilities for Structural Adjustment »

Series: Other Statistical Electronic Products

Author(s): Joslin Landell-Mills

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750211.038

ISBN: 9781557750211

Keywords: balance of payments, domestic savings, current account deficit, debt service payments, agricultural exports

This paper discusses the IMF's New Facilities for Structural Adjustment (SAF) for helping the poor. The first arrangement supported by the SAF was approved by the IMF's Executive Board in August 1986. By the end of...

Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries

Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries »

Series: Books

Author(s): Douglas Scott , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750358.071

ISBN: 9781557750358

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, external debt, debt service, central bank

This book, by Christopher Browne with Douglas A. Scott, reviews the economic progress that Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa have made since independence. An overv...

The Macroeconomic Effects of Fund-Supported Adjustment Programs

The Macroeconomic Effects of Fund-Supported Adjustment Programs »

Source: The Macroeconomic Effects of Fund-Supported Adjustment Programs : An Empirical Assessment

Volume/Issue: 1988/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1988

ISBN: 9781451943825

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, current account balance, current account deficit, credit tranche

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises

Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises »

Source: Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises : Empirical Regularities

Volume/Issue: 1998/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Assaf Razin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451952421

Keywords: currency crisis, current account reversal, growth, real exchange rate, current account deficits, currency crises, current account balance, current account reversals

This paper studies large reductions in current account deficits and exchange rate depreciations in low- and middle-income countries. It examines which factors help predict the occurrence of a reversal or a currency...

Guinea

Guinea »

Source: Guinea : Statistical Annex

Volume/Issue: 1998/56

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 1998

ISBN: 9781451815122

Keywords: central bank, debt service, external debt, public debt, current account

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Perspectives économiques régionales, Mai 13
			: Afrique subsaharienne Créer une dynamique dans une économie mondiale à plusieurs vitesses

Perspectives économiques régionales, Mai 13 : Afrique subsaharienne Créer une dynamique dans une économie mondiale à plusieurs vitesses »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2013

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484345030.086

ISBN: 9781484345030

Keywords: bond, bonds, sovereign bonds, sovereign bond, exchange rate, public debt, inflation, exchange rate pegs, debt sustainability, debt relief

Growth remained strong in the region in 2012, with regional GDP rates increasing in most countries (excluding Nigeria and South Africa). Projections point to a moderate, broad-based acceleration in growth to around...

Guinea

Guinea »

Source: Guinea : Background Paper

Volume/Issue: 1996/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 1996

ISBN: 9781451815108

Keywords: debt service, central bank, public debt, current account, external debt

This Background Paper on Guinea highlights that Guinea's relatively strong macroeconomic performance during 1987-94 allowed for an annual increase in real per capita GDP of 1 percent. On the basis of national accou...

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea »

Source: Papua New Guinea : 2011 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Papua New Guinea

Volume/Issue: 2011/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455281589

Keywords: public debt, external debt, debt service, current account, debt sustainability

Papua New Guinea showed solid economic growth, supported by greater political stability, fiscal framework, and a healthy banking sector. Executive Directors encouraged the authorities to consider tighter macroecono...

Papua New Guinea: Staff Report For The 2011 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Papua New Guinea: Staff Report For The 2011 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Papua New Guinea : 2011 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Papua New Guinea

Volume/Issue: 2011/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455281589

Keywords: public debt, external debt, debt service, current account, debt sustainability

Papua New Guinea showed solid economic growth, supported by greater political stability, fiscal framework, and a healthy banking sector. Executive Directors encouraged the authorities to consider tighter macroecono...