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slow implementation and bureaucratic inertia, the development of early warning systems could prove vital to triggering their mobilization. Better coordination among donors is also critical. The IMF’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, the authors indicated, could serve as a tool for devising and coordinating food aid strategies and agricultural development. Copies of IMF Working Paper 03/40, “Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing: Evidence from Global Food Aid,” by Sanjeev Gupta, Benedict Clements, and Erwin R. Tiongson, are available for $15.00 each from IMF

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
With the findings of a recent IMF staff study serving as a starting point, a panel of IMF staff and distinguished outside researchers on May 27 debated financial globalization’s benefits and risks. Panelists were Eswar Prasad (IMF Asia and Pacific Department), Shang-Jin Wei (IMF Research Department)—two of the study’s authors—and C. Fred Bergsten (Director, Institute for International Economics (IIE)), Jeffrey Frankel (Professor, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University), and Daniel Tarullo (Professor, Georgetown University Law Center). Kenneth Rogoff (IMF Economic Counsellor and Director ofthe Research Department), also an author of the study, moderated. Participants suggested ways to contain the downsides of globalization; two of their recommendations—developing domestic financial sectors and strengthening institutions prior to liberalization—drew wide support.
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) implementing a food aid strategy, and (d) executing a multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS strategy. The sharp increases in defense expenditures during the two year conflict period 1998-2000, were followed by significant decrease in the aftermath of the conflict. These trends in defense-related expenditures have allowed sizeable increases in poverty-related expenditures, as illustrated in the figure below. The recent emphasis on the social sectors is also apparent in real per capita expenditures. In the education sector, real per capita expenditure declined from Br 8.7 in 1998/99 to Br

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This paper assesses Ethiopia’s Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF), and Requests for Augmentation of Access and for Waiver of Performance Criterion, and Second Annual Program. Performance under the first annual PRGF-supported program was satisfactory in the context of Ethiopia’s steady progress toward peace with Eritrea. All quantitative and structural performance criteria through October 2001 were observed, with the exception of the adjusted performance criterion on the net domestic assets of the National Bank of Ethiopia, for which the authorities request a waiver.