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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...

Reputation, Debt, and Policy Conditionality

Reputation, Debt, and Policy Conditionality »

Source: Reputation, Debt, and Policy Conditionality

Volume/Issue: 2003/192

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodney Ramcharan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859782

Keywords: Economic reform, conditionality, stock of debt, debt restructuring, debt stock, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

In principle, international financial institutions (IFIs) can use their leverage as creditors to prompt governments to undertake policy reform. Yet such lending has been frequently linked to unsustainable debt leve...

The Incidence and Effectiveness of Prior Actions in IMF-supported Programs

The Incidence and Effectiveness of Prior Actions in IMF-supported Programs »

Source: The Incidence and Effectiveness of Prior Actions in IMF-supported Programs

Volume/Issue: 2006/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Uma Ramakrishnan , and Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864731

Keywords: prior actions, signaling, commitment, implementation, inflation, inflation rate, structural conditionality, nominal interest rate, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Prior actions are measures that need to be implemented prior to Board approval of an IMFsupported program. This paper examines whether such prior actions can signal a willingness to implement reforms, especially wh...

Who's in Charge? Ownership and Conditionality in IMF-Supported Programs

Who's in Charge? Ownership and Conditionality in IMF-Supported Programs »

Source: Who's in Charge? Ownership and Conditionality in IMF-Supported Programs

Volume/Issue: 2003/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859737

Keywords: Ownership, Macroeconomic Policy, balance of payments, political economy, multilateral institutions, policy conditionality, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

IMF lending is conditional on a country's commitment to carry out an agreed program of economic policies. Unless that commitment is genuine and broadly held, the likelihood of implementation will be poor. Is there...

IMF Conditionality and Country Ownership of Programs

IMF Conditionality and Country Ownership of Programs »

Source: IMF Conditionality and Country Ownership of Programs

Volume/Issue: 2001/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mohsin Khan , and Sunil Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856255

Keywords: IMF-supported programs, ownership, principal-agent, moral-hazard, structural conditionality, moral hazard, capital markets, international capital markets, Asymmetric and Private Information, International Lending and Debt Problems

The paper uses finance and agency theory to establish two main propositions: First, that the conditionality attached to adjustment programs supported by the IMF is justified. Second, that ownership of programs by t...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861969.001

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...

Reputation, Debt, and Policy Conditionality

Reputation, Debt, and Policy Conditionality »

Volume/Issue: 2003/192

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodney Ramcharan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859782.001

ISBN: 9781451859782

Keywords: Economic reform, conditionality, stock of debt, debt restructuring, debt stock, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

In principle, international financial institutions (IFIs) can use their leverage as creditors to prompt governments to undertake policy reform. Yet such lending has been frequently linked to unsustainable debt leve...

The Incidence and Effectiveness of Prior Actions in IMF-supported Programs

The Incidence and Effectiveness of Prior Actions in IMF-supported Programs »

Volume/Issue: 2006/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Uma Ramakrishnan , and Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864731.001

ISBN: 9781451864731

Keywords: prior actions, signaling, commitment, implementation, inflation, inflation rate, structural conditionality, nominal interest rate, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Prior actions are measures that need to be implemented prior to Board approval of an IMFsupported program. This paper examines whether such prior actions can signal a willingness to implement reforms, especially wh...

Who's in Charge? Ownership and Conditionality in IMF-Supported Programs

Who's in Charge? Ownership and Conditionality in IMF-Supported Programs »

Volume/Issue: 2003/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859737.001

ISBN: 9781451859737

Keywords: Ownership, Macroeconomic Policy, balance of payments, political economy, multilateral institutions, policy conditionality, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

IMF lending is conditional on a country's commitment to carry out an agreed program of economic policies. Unless that commitment is genuine and broadly held, the likelihood of implementation will be poor. Is there...

IMF Conditionality and Country Ownership of Programs

IMF Conditionality and Country Ownership of Programs »

Volume/Issue: 2001/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mohsin Khan , and Sunil Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856255.001

ISBN: 9781451856255

Keywords: IMF-supported programs, ownership, principal-agent, moral-hazard, structural conditionality, moral hazard, capital markets, international capital markets, Asymmetric and Private Information, International Lending and Debt Problems

The paper uses finance and agency theory to establish two main propositions: First, that the conditionality attached to adjustment programs supported by the IMF is justified. Second, that ownership of programs by t...