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A Quality of Growth Index for Developing Countries

A Quality of Growth Index for Developing Countries »

Source: A Quality of Growth Index for Developing Countries : A Proposal

Volume/Issue: 2014/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Rene Tapsoba , and Sampawende Tapsoba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498379274

Keywords: Quality of growth, primary school, primary school completion rate, primary school completion, pro-poor, General, General, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

This paper proposes a new quality of growth index (QGI) for developing countries. The index encompasses both the intrinsic nature and social dimensions of growth, and is computed for over 90 countries for the perio...

User Payments for Basic Education in Low-Income Countries1

User Payments for Basic Education in Low-Income Countries1 »

Source: User Payments for Basic Education in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/182

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eva Jenkner , and Arye Hillman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859270

Keywords: Government expenditure and education, primary education, schooling, school enrollment, primary schools, educational attainment, National Government Expenditures and Education,

Insufficient resources and inadequate public expenditure management often prevent governments in low-income countries from providing quality basic education free of charge. User payments by parents are an alternati...

Uganda

Uganda »

Source: Uganda : Managing More Effective Decentralization

Volume/Issue: 2006/279

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giorgio Brosio , Ehtisham Ahmad , and Maria Gonzalez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865394

Keywords: local authorities, local governments, primary education, local government, primary school, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General,

This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy....

The Role of Human Capital in Economic Growth

The Role of Human Capital in Economic Growth »

Source: The Role of Human Capital in Economic Growth : The Case of Spain

Volume/Issue: 2000/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Enric Fernandez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451842500

Keywords: Human capital, economic growth, educational attainment, primary education, primary school, formal schooling

This study constructs an index of human capital for the Spanish labor force over the past two decades and projects it over the next decade on the basis of likely demographic developments. The methodology considers...

The Impact of Human Capital on Growth

The Impact of Human Capital on Growth »

Source: The Impact of Human Capital on Growth : Evidence from West Africa

Volume/Issue: 1998/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonia Brunschwig , Emilio Sacerdoti , and Jon Tang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1998

ISBN: 9781451981148

Keywords: Human capital, growth, primary school, growth rate, tfp, primary education, total factor productivity

This paper analyzes the impact of human capital on growth, on the basis of refined calculations of human capital, and with a focus on West Africa. Using a growth-accounting methodology, it distinguishes the sources...

The Efficiency of Government Expenditure

The Efficiency of Government Expenditure »

Source: The Efficiency of Government Expenditure : Experiences From Africa

Volume/Issue: 1997/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Keiko Honjo , Marijn Verhoeven , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1997

ISBN: 9781451922400

Keywords: government expenditure, efficiency, education, health, social indicators, production possibility frontier, government spending, education spending, primary school, primary school enrollment

This paper assesses the efficiency of government expenditure on education and health in 38 countries in Africa in 1984-95, both in relation to each other and compared with countries in Asia and the Western Hemisphe...

The External Financing of Emerging Market Countries

The External Financing of Emerging Market Countries »

Source: The External Financing of Emerging Market Countries : Evidence from Two Waves of Financial Globalization

Volume/Issue: 2006/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aleksandar Zaklan , Paolo Mauro , Martín Minnoni , and Andre Faria

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864656

Keywords: external liabilities, international financial integration, primary enrollment, bond, bonds, school enrollment, primary school, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

We trace the history of where and why investors from the most advanced countries directed funds, ultimately helping finance economic development in emerging market countries. To do this, we analyze the determinants...

Composition of Government Expenditures and Demand for Education in Developing Countries

Composition of Government Expenditures and Demand for Education in Developing Countries »

Source: Composition of Government Expenditures and Demand for Education in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Matovu , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451850116

Keywords: growth, schooling, education spending, primary education, primary education spending, school enrollment, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs,

This paper addresses the potential effects on human capital accumulation and economic growth of the alternative compositions of public expenditures in the context of a computable dynamic general equilibrium model o...

The Efficiency of Education Expenditure in Portugal1

The Efficiency of Education Expenditure in Portugal1 »

Source: The Efficiency of Education Expenditure in Portugal

Volume/Issue: 1999/179

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451859010

Keywords: Free Disposable Hull Production Frontiers, secondary education, primary education, secondary level, secondary school, net enrollment

This paper assesses the efficiency of education expenditure in Portugal and delineates a possible agenda for reform. Portugal’s low educational performance has coincided with the highest level of primary and...

Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2001/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gary Moser , and Toshihiro Ichida

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451853605

Keywords: Growth, Human Development, primary school, primary school enrollment, school enrollment, life expectancy, mortality rates, Health Production, Analysis of Education, General Welfare

This study confirms a strong and robust relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa. Employing a panel of 46 countries covering the period 1972-97, the analysis finds that a 10...