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Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758736.084

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

As part of its mandate, the IMF seeks to create the conditions necessary for sustained high-quality growth, which encompasses a broad range of elements. These include sound macroeconomic policies, growth-enhancing...

Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not »

Source: Waste Not, Want Not : The Efficiency of Health Expenditure in Emerging and Developing Economies

Volume/Issue: 2013/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Grigoli , and Javier Kapsoli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484364260

Keywords: Health expenditure, efficiency, emerging economies, developing economies, public health, health spending, public expenditure, public health spending, Health Production: Nutrition, Mortality

Public health spending is low in emerging and developing economies relative to advanced economies and health outputs and outcomes need to be substantially improved. Simply increasing public expenditure in the healt...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

The IMF’s mandate is, among other things, “to facilitate the expansion and balanced growth of international trade, and to contribute thereby to the promotion and maintenance of high levels of em...

II Evolution of the IMF’s Social Policy Advice

II Evolution of the IMF’s Social Policy Advice »

Source: Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

Sound economic policies favor both growth and the poor. The contribution of macroeconomic and structural reforms to long-run economic growth and poverty reduction is now well established. Resear...

III Social Safety Nets

III Social Safety Nets »

Source: Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

In countries where the authorities could foresee that reform measures would have a sizable adverse social impact, the policy mix and sequencing have aimed to take this impact into account within...

IV Public Spending on Education and Health Care

IV Public Spending on Education and Health Care »

Source: Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

The relationship between public social spending, social indicators, and poverty reduction is complex and dynamic. How much public social spending reduces poverty depends not only on the amount a...

V Collaboration with the World Bank and Other International Agencies

V Collaboration with the World Bank and Other International Agencies »

Source: Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

The IMF is concerned with the social dimensions of its economic policy advice. The analysis and policy advice on social issues, however, are to a large extent outside the principal areas of IMF...

VI Afterword: The Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

VI Afterword: The Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Source: Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

Following the Executive Board’s consideration of this and other papers, important changes were made to the ESAF to give the goal of poverty reduction greater prominence and improve its effective...

Public Spending on Health Care and the Poor

Public Spending on Health Care and the Poor »

Source: Public Spending on Health Care and the Poor

Volume/Issue: 2001/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marijn Verhoeven , Sanjeev Gupta , and Erwin Tiongson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451854985

Keywords: public spending, child mortality, mortality rate, mortality rates, health status, births, Health Production, Welfare and Poverty: General,

This paper estimates the impact of public spending on the poor's health status in over 70 countries. It provides evidence that the poor have significantly worse health status than the rich and that they are more fa...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Social Issues in IMF-Supported Programs

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ritha Khemani , Sanjeev Gupta , Calvin McDonald , Louis Dicks-Mireaux , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2000

ISBN: 9781557758736

Keywords: health care, social safety nets, health care spending, safety nets, public spending

As part of its mandate, the IMF seeks to create the conditions necessary for sustained high-quality growth, which encompasses a broad range of elements. These include sound macroeconomic policies, growth-enhancing...