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Financing the Response to Climate Change

Financing the Response to Climate Change »

Source: Financing the Response to Climate Change

Volume/Issue: 2010/06

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , and Hugh Bredenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 March 2010

ISBN: 9781462386864

Keywords: Climatic changes, Developing countries, Environment, External financing, Resource mobilization, Climate Change, Financing, mitigation, response to climate change, adaptation financing

This note outlines a scheme for mobilizing financing to help developing countries confront the challenges posed by climate change. The idea is to create a 'Green Fund' with the capacity to raise resources on a scal...

Reaching the MDGs

Reaching the MDGs »

Source: Reaching the MDGs : An Action Plan for Trade

Volume/Issue: 2010/14

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Brad McDonald , Rob Gregory , and Katrin Elborgh-Woytek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455265343

Keywords: Exports, Export competitiveness, Emerging markets, Developed countries, Low-income developing countries, International trade, Millennium Development Goals, Trade integration, Tax reforms, Trade policy

The actions proposed here focus on trade integration, substantially increasing exports of the poorest countries and helping them to meet the Millennium Development Goals. As the foundation for these ambitions, we e...

Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis1

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Source: Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Shamsuddin Tareq , Andrew Berg , Victor Lledo , Antonio Spilimbergo , Rolando Ossowski , Irene Yackovlev , Norbert Funke , Alejandro Hajdenberg , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2009

ISBN: 9781462335404

Keywords: Emerging markets, Financial crisis, Cross country analysis, Commodities, Commodity price fluctuations, Developing countries, Infrastructure, Government expenditures, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets

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Fiscal Space1

Fiscal Space1 »

Source: Fiscal Space

Volume/Issue: 2010/11

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , Jun Kim , and Mahvash Qureshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455228010

Keywords: Developed countries, Debt management, Public debt, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, debt dynamics, debt, interest, primary balance

In this note, the authors reexamine the issue of debt sustainability in a large group of advanced economies. Their hypothesis is that, when debt is in a moderate range, its dynamics are sustainable in the sense tha...

Default in Today's Advanced Economies

Default in Today's Advanced Economies »

Source: Default in Today's Advanced Economies : Unnecessary, Undesirable, and Unlikely

Volume/Issue: 2010/12

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , Paolo Mauro , Lorenzo Forni , and Jan Gottschalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455261307

Keywords: Debt restructuring, Developed countries, Budget deficits, Exchange rate adjustments, Public debt, Public finance, Sovereign debt, Interest rates, Fiscal adjustment, debt

This note summarizes the main arguments put forward by some market commentators who argue that default is inevitable, and presents a rebuttal for each argument in turn. Their main arguments focus on the size of the...

The Human Cost of Recessions

The Human Cost of Recessions »

Source: The Human Cost of Recessions : Assessing It, Reducing It

Volume/Issue: 2010/17

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Mai Dao , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 2010

ISBN: 9781462308163

Keywords: Developed countries, Cross country analysis, Economic recession, Emerging markets, Fiscal consolidation, Recessions, Human capital, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Labor markets

Recessions leave scars on the labor market. Over 200 million people across the globe are estimated to be unemployed at present resulting from the Great Recession of 2007-09. We assess the human cost of increased un...

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis1

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis1 »

Source: Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2009/13

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2009

ISBN: 9781462374755

Keywords: Asset management, Developed countries, Cross country analysis, Economic recession, Emerging markets, Financial risk, Financial sector, Financial crisis, Revenue measures, Public finance

This note reflects macroeconomic and fiscal forecasts presented with the April 2009 World Economic Outlook, as well as information on fiscal stimulus and financial and industrial sector support gathered through mid...

Long-Term Trends in Public Finances in the G-7 Economies

Long-Term Trends in Public Finances in the G-7 Economies »

Source: Long-Term Trends in Public Finances in the G-7 Economies

Volume/Issue: 2010/13

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , and Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455263325

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Aging, Developed countries, Public finance, Public debt, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Group of seven, Government expenditures, Tax revenues, Taxation

Today's record public debt levels in most advanced economies are not only a direct fall-out from the global crisis. Public debt had ratcheted up over many decades before, when it had been used, in most of the G-7 c...

Financing the Response to Climate Change

Financing the Response to Climate Change »

Volume/Issue: 2010/06

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , and Hugh Bredenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 March 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462386864.004

ISBN: 9781462386864

Keywords: Climatic changes, Developing countries, Environment, External financing, Resource mobilization, Climate Change, Financing, mitigation, response to climate change, adaptation financing

This note outlines a scheme for mobilizing financing to help developing countries confront the challenges posed by climate change. The idea is to create a 'Green Fund' with the capacity to raise resources on a scal...

Reaching the MDGs
			: An Action Plan for Trade

Reaching the MDGs : An Action Plan for Trade »

Volume/Issue: 2010/14

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Brad McDonald , Rob Gregory , and Katrin Elborgh-Woytek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455265343.004

ISBN: 9781455265343

Keywords: Exports, Export competitiveness, Emerging markets, Developed countries, Low-income developing countries, International trade, Millennium Development Goals, Trade integration, Tax reforms, Trade policy

The actions proposed here focus on trade integration, substantially increasing exports of the poorest countries and helping them to meet the Millennium Development Goals. As the foundation for these ambitions, we e...