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Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Alejandro Izquierdo , Ward Brown , Brian Ames , and Shatayanan Devarajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060173.054

ISBN: 9781589060173

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, macroeconomic stability, fixed exchange rate, exchange rate regime

This pamphlet excerpts a chapter on macroeconomic policy from the Poverty Reduction Policy Source book, a guide prepared by the World Bank and IMF to assist countries in developing and strengthening their poverty r...

Perspectives économiques régionales, Octobre 2010 
			: Afrique subsaharienne: Résilience et risques

Perspectives économiques régionales, Octobre 2010 : Afrique subsaharienne: Résilience et risques »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2010

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069657.086

ISBN: 9781589069657

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate regimes, oil exporters, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates, floating exchange rate, importing countries, oil-importing countries

The five Regional Economic Outlooks published biannually by the IMF cover Asia and Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. In each volume, recent economic...

Economic Trends in Africa

Economic Trends in Africa »

Source: Economic Trends in Africa : The Economic Performance of Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 1993/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pierre Dhonte , Jean Clément , Mbuyamu Matungulu , and Dawn Rehm

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1993

ISBN: 9781451849196

Keywords: exchange systems, exchange rate, terms of trade, exchange rate regimes, exchange rates

This paper surveys recent economic developments in countries in the African Department. In the aggregate, output growth continues to be sluggish, and it is expected that half of the countries will experience a decl...

Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 1997/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Hoffmaister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1997

ISBN: 9781451954746

Keywords: Macroeconomic fluctuations, exchange arrangements, exchange rate, terms of trade, real exchange rate, external shocks, exchange rate regimes

The sources of macroeconomic fluctuations in sub–Saharan African are examined by comparing the CFA franc countries with the non–CFA franc countries. External shocks, especially terms of trade shocks,...

1 Introduction

1 Introduction »

Source: Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Alejandro Izquierdo , Ward Brown , Brian Ames , and Shatayanan Devarajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060173

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, macroeconomic stability, fixed exchange rate, exchange rate regime

Poverty is a multidimensional problem that goes beyond economics to include, among other things, social, political, and cultural issues (see Box 1). Therefore, solutions to poverty cannot be based exclusivel...

2 The Links Between Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction: Growth Matters

2 The Links Between Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction: Growth Matters »

Source: Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Alejandro Izquierdo , Ward Brown , Brian Ames , and Shatayanan Devarajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060173

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, macroeconomic stability, fixed exchange rate, exchange rate regime

Economic growth is the single most important factor influencing poverty. Numerous statistical studies have found a strong association between national per capita income and national poverty indicators, using...

3 Macroeconomic Stability and Economic Growth

3 Macroeconomic Stability and Economic Growth »

Source: Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Alejandro Izquierdo , Ward Brown , Brian Ames , and Shatayanan Devarajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060173

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, macroeconomic stability, fixed exchange rate, exchange rate regime

Broadly speaking, two considerations underlie macroeconomic policy recommendations. First, there needs to be an assessment of the appropriate policy stance to adopt in a given set of circumstances (i.e., sho...

4 Growth-Oriented Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Outcomes

4 Growth-Oriented Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Outcomes »

Source: Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Alejandro Izquierdo , Ward Brown , Brian Ames , and Shatayanan Devarajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060173

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, macroeconomic stability, fixed exchange rate, exchange rate regime

Since the emphasis of this pamphlet is on the role of macroeconomic policy in supporting a country’s poverty reduction strategy, the discussion of macroeconomic policies in this section focuses on countries...

Appendice statistique

Appendice statistique »

Source: Perspectives économiques régionales, Octobre 2010 : Afrique subsaharienne: Résilience et risques

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2010

Language: French

ISBN: 9781589069657

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate regimes, oil exporters, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates, floating exchange rate, importing countries, oil-importing countries

Sauf indication contraire, les données et projections utilisées dans ce rapport reposent sur les estimations des services du FMI au 23 septembre 2010 et correspondent à celles qui ont servi pour l’édition de...

1. Résilience et risques

1. Résilience et risques »

Source: Perspectives économiques régionales, Octobre 2010 : Afrique subsaharienne: Résilience et risques

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2010

Language: French

ISBN: 9781589069657

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate regimes, oil exporters, fixed exchange rate, exchange rates, floating exchange rate, importing countries, oil-importing countries

Introduction Le redressement de l’Afrique subsaharienne au lendemain de la crise financière mondiale se poursuit à un rythme soutenu. Après avoir accusé une baisse sensible pour s’ét...