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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...

Trade Issues in the Doha Round

Trade Issues in the Doha Round »

Source: Trade Issues in the Doha Round : Dispelling Some Misconceptions

Volume/Issue: 2006/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Stephen Tokarick

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451946161

Keywords: Developing countries, Agricultural production, Agricultural subsidies, Multilateral trade negotiations, Tariffs, Subsidies, Trade liberalization, Trade policy, preference erosion, tariff reductions

The current round of multilateral trade negotiations-the Doha Round-presents an opportunity for countries to reap the benefits of trade liberalization. Unfortunately, a number of misconceptions about the likely imp...

Survey of Private Sector Trade Credit Developments

Survey of Private Sector Trade Credit Developments »

Source: Survey of Private Sector Trade Credit Developments

Volume/Issue: 2009/017

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2009

ISBN: 9781498336239

Keywords: Banking sector, Credit risk, Cross country analysis, Data analysis, Developed countries, Emerging markets, International trade, Private sector, Risk management, Trade finance

In response to the dearth of information on trade finance, the Fund has undertaken a survey of major advanced country and emerging market banks. The results suggest that the cost of trade finance is rising globally...

Fund Assistance for Countries Facing Exogenous Shocks

Fund Assistance for Countries Facing Exogenous Shocks »

Source: Fund Assistance for Countries Facing Exogenous Shocks

Volume/Issue: 2003/038

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2003

ISBN: 9781498329170

Keywords: Developing countries, Development assistance, Fund role, Economic conditions, Economic policy, Balance of payments, Producer prices, Economic growth, PP, low-income country

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Sustaining Long-Run Growth and Macroeconomic Stability in Low Income Countries - The Role of Structural Transformation and Diversification - Background Notes

Sustaining Long-Run Growth and Macroeconomic Stability in Low Income Countries - The Role of Structural Transformation and Diversification - Background Notes »

Source: Sustaining Long-Run Growth and Macroeconomic Stability in Low Income Countries - The Role of Structural Transformation and Diversification - Background Notes

Volume/Issue: 2014/039

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498343664

Keywords: Background papers, Economic growth, Export diversification, Exports, Low-income developing countries, Productivity, External sector, Real sector, Economic theory, Economic reforms

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Export Competitiveness - Fuel Price Nexus in Developing Countries: Real or False Concern?1

Export Competitiveness - Fuel Price Nexus in Developing Countries: Real or False Concern?1 »

Source: Export Competitiveness - Fuel Price Nexus in Developing Countries: Real or False Concern?

Volume/Issue: 2019/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kangni Kpodar , Stefania Fabrizio , and Kodjovi Eklou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484387771

Keywords: Oil prices, Demand elasticity, Gasoline prices, Cost of living, Energy prices, Retail fuel prices;Fuel Subsidies;Export growth;Developing countries.;fuel price increase;non-fuel;fuel price;price shock;energy price

This paper investigates the impact of domestic fuel price increases on export growth in a sample of 77 developing countries over the period 2000-2014. Using a fixed-effect estimator and the local projection approac...

Market Access for Developing Country Exports - Selected Issues

Market Access for Developing Country Exports - Selected Issues »

Source: Market Access for Developing Country Exports - Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2002/045

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2002

ISBN: 9781498328203

Keywords: Access to foreign markets, Agriculture, Developing countries, Trade liberalization, Balance of payments, Economic reforms, Agricultural trade, Trade policy, Comparative advantage, PP

In this paper, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have drawn together available research findings on the benefits of trade liberalization as well as on the obstacles to trade-oriented development....

Quota Formula Review - Further Considerations

Quota Formula Review - Further Considerations »

Source: Quota Formula Review - Further Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2012/062

Series: Policy Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 August 2012

ISBN: 9781498339643

Keywords: General Reviews of Quotas, Gross domestic product, Purchasing power parity, Quota calculations, Quota distribution, Quota formulas, Small open economies, Balance of payments, Developing countries, Service exports

The Executive Board has held three formal meetings on the quota formula review, and discussions have also taken place in other fora including the IMFC Deputies work stream and the G-20 IFA Working Group. Considerab...

Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries - 2015

Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries - 2015 »

Source: Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries - 2015

Volume/Issue: 2015/073

Series: Policy Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 November 2015

ISBN: 9781498343978

Keywords: Capital inflows, Commodity price fluctuations, Commodity prices, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Exports, Low-income developing countries, External sector, Balance of payments, National income

This paper examines macroeconomic developments and prospects in low-income developing countries (LIDCs) against the back-drop of a sharp fall in international commodity prices. The focus here-by contrast with IMF (...

Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth?

Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth? »

Source: Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2005/044

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498331319

Keywords: Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Agriculture, Capital, Capital goods, Central banking, Central banks, Corruption, Currencies, Developing countries, Development

Broad economic institutions are of fundamental importance for sustained economic growth. Changing these institutions is difficult, particularly for outsiders. But this does not mean that there is no role for the Fu...