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Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures?

Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures? »

Source: Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures?

Volume/Issue: 2006/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864403

Keywords: social expenditures, expenditures, debt-service, budget balance, expenditure, International Lending and Debt Problems, National Government Expenditures and Health, National Government Expenditures and Education,

This paper evaluates whether debt relief and grants can boost social expenditures in lowincome countries. It finds that declines in debt-service help raise social expenditures, but no relationship between grants an...

Guyana

Guyana »

Source: Guyana : Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Completion Point Document

Volume/Issue: 2004/123

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451816754

Keywords: debt, debt relief, debt service, external debt, creditors

This paper reviews Guyana's progress under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC). The staff of the IMF and IDA considers that Guyana's performance with respect to the conditions for rea...

Guyana

Guyana »

Source: Guyana : Why Has Growth Stopped? An Empirical Study on the Stagnation of Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2007/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Judith Gold , Ruben Atoyan , and Cornelia Staritz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866506

Keywords: institutions, growth rates, growth accounting, private investment, capital formation, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Comparative Studies of Countries,

After a period of exceptionally strong economic performance, Guyana's growth has stagnated since 1998. The paper tries to identify the factors that can explain this dramatic deterioration in economic performance. T...

External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries

External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries »

Source: External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries

Volume/Issue: 2004/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451857771

Keywords: External debt sustainability, HIPC, debt sustainability, debt management, debt management capacity, export diversification, external debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, HIPCs,

This paper examines a number of structural factors affecting the external debt sustainability of HIPC completion point countries. It shows that (i) while comparing favorably with other lowincome countries, the poli...

The Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs)

The Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99)

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758804

Keywords: debt relief, hipc initiative, debt service, external debt, debt sustainability

Countries affected by the debt crisis of the 1980s received concerted support from the international financial community in the form of Paris Club flow reschedulings (rescheduling o...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: The ESAF at Ten Years : Economic Adjustment and Reform in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756930

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, transition economies, structural adjustment, terms of trade

For over 10 years, the IMF has supported adjustment and reform programs in many of its low-income members through two facilities established specifically for that purpose—the Enhanced Structural Adjustment F...

The Initial Framework

The Initial Framework »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99)

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758804

Keywords: debt relief, hipc initiative, debt service, external debt, debt sustainability

The Initiative is intended to deal comprehensively with the overall external debt burden of eligible countries, reducing it to a sustainable level within a reasonable period of time...

Modifications to the HIPC Initiative

Modifications to the HIPC Initiative »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99)

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758804

Keywords: debt relief, hipc initiative, debt service, external debt, debt sustainability

The creation and initial implementation of the HIPC Initiative has raised widespread interest in the issue of debt relief and prompted suggestions for strengthening the Initiative a...

III What Has Been Achieved?

III What Has Been Achieved? »

Source: The ESAF at Ten Years : Economic Adjustment and Reform in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756930

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, transition economies, structural adjustment, terms of trade

Progress with regard to the strategy for adjustment and reform can be assessed both on the basis of policies implemented and outcomes achieved. The experience of SAF/ESAF-supported programs—and the countries...

III. Financial and Structural Policies: The Broad Front for Reform

III. Financial and Structural Policies: The Broad Front for Reform »

Source: Economic Adjustment in Low-Income Countries : Experience Under the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): F. Rozwadowski , Siddharth Tiwari , David Robinson , and Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 1993

ISBN: 9781557753366

Keywords: current account, export prices, export volume, external debt, terms of trade

The exceptionally weak economic performance and structural characteristics of the ESAF countries meant that a wide range of policy changes and reforms were needed. Generally, programs aimed at containing exc...