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Bank activity: Urban task force reports; new view of project analysis; IDA credits to Lesotho, Pakistan; world economic indicators

Bank activity: Urban task force reports; new view of project analysis; IDA credits to Lesotho, Pakistan; world economic indicators »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1976

Volume/Issue: 13/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1976

ISBN: 9781616353254

Keywords: urban poor, urban poverty, seed industry, urban services

This paper highlights that in July 1975, an interdepartmental task force, chaired by the Director of the Bank's Transportation and Urban Projects Department, had been established to develop an 'urban poverty action...

What Caused Sub-Saharan Africa’s Marginalization in World Trade?

What Caused Sub-Saharan Africa’s Marginalization in World Trade? »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1996

Volume/Issue: 33/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1996

ISBN: 9781451951899

Keywords: environmentally sustainable development, environment, sustainable development, rural development

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...

World Bank Atlas: Population and Per Capita Product of the World

World Bank Atlas: Population and Per Capita Product of the World »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1969

Volume/Issue: 6/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1969

ISBN: 9781616352936

Keywords: fertility, population growth, birth, birth rate, birth rates

This paper analyzes economic implications of high rates of population growth in the world. The paper highlights that today, the world population is growing at a rate that is 30 times as high as the average rate of...

Recent Activity: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development: International Development Association: International Finance Corporation

Recent Activity: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development: International Development Association: International Finance Corporation »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1969

Volume/Issue: 6/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1969

ISBN: 9781616352936

Keywords: fertility, population growth, birth, birth rate, birth rates

This paper analyzes economic implications of high rates of population growth in the world. The paper highlights that today, the world population is growing at a rate that is 30 times as high as the average rate of...

Views and Comments

Views and Comments »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1973

Volume/Issue: 10/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1973

ISBN: 9781616353131

Keywords: income distribution, per capita income, income groups, distribution of income

This paper focuses on the subject of development and income distribution, and suggests a method whereby economic development can be skewed in favor of the poor. The paper underscores that improvements in the distri...

Foreign Aid and Revenue

Foreign Aid and Revenue »

Source: Foreign Aid and Revenue : Still a Crowding Out Effect?

Volume/Issue: 2012/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Crivelli , Sanjeev Gupta , Priscilla Muthoora , and Dora Benedek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505344

Keywords: tax revenues, tax revenue, total tax revenue

This paper reexamines the relationship between aid and domestic tax revenues using a more recent and comprehensive dataset covering 118 countries for the period 1980 - 2009. Overall, our results support earlier fin...

Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development?

Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development? »

Source: Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development?

Volume/Issue: 2003/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Samir Jahjah , Ralph Chami , and Connel Fullenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859638

Keywords: altruism, asymmetric information, private income transfers, worker, worker remittances, migration, remittance, Asymmetric and Private Information, Household Behavior, International Factor Movements and International Business,

The role of remittances in development and economic growth is not well understood. This is partly because the literatures on the causes and effects of remittances remain separate. We develop a framework that links...

The Quality of Governance

The Quality of Governance »

Source: The Quality of Governance : 'Second-Generation' Civil Service Reform in Africa

Volume/Issue: 1998/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1998

ISBN: 9781451980240

Keywords: human capital, migration, growth, wage, wages, salary, salaries

This paper argues that the development of human capital in the public sector should be an important ingredient in any proposed set of “second-generation” reforms for Africa. In the post-colonial era t...

Workers' Remittances and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate

Workers' Remittances and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate »

Source: Workers' Remittances and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate : Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2010/287

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Adolfo Barajas , Peter Montiel , and Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210947

Keywords: Worker&;amp;#x2019;s remittances, equilibrium real exchange rate, low-income countries, exchange rate, remittances, real exchange rate, remittance, workers ? remittances,

This paper investigates the impact of workers' remittances on equilibrium real exchange rates (ERER) in recipient economies. Using a small open economy model, it shows that standard "Dutch Disease" results of appre...

External Balance in Low Income Countries

External Balance in Low Income Countries »

Source: External Balance in Low Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2009/221

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lone Engbo Christiansen , Alessandro Prati , Luca Ricci , and Thierry Tressel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451873689

Keywords: real exchange rate, net foreign assets, exchange rate, capital account liberalization, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper offers a coherent empirical analysis of the determinants of the real exchange rate, the current account, and the net foreign assets position in low income countries. The paper focuses on indicators speci...