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Macroeconomic Research in Low-Income Countries
Advances Made in Five Key Areas Through a DFID-IMF Collaboration
Prepared by Hites Ahir, Mattia Coppo, Hendre Garbers, Giovanni Melina, Futoshi Narita (lead), D. Filiz Unsal (all RES), Vivian Malta, Xin Tang (both SPR), Daniel Gurara (AFR), Luis-Felipe Zanna (ICD), and Linda G. Venable (IMF Library) under the guidance of Kangni Kpodar (SPR) and Chris Papageorgiou (RES)
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Title: Macroeconomic research in low-income countries : advances made in five key areas through a DFID-IMF collaboration / Prepared by Hites Ahir, Mattia Coppo, Hendre Garbers, Giovanni Melina, Futoshi Narita (lead), D. Filiz Unsal (all RES), Vivian Malta, Xin Tang (both SPR), Daniel Gurara (AFR), Luis-Felipe Zanna (ICD), and Linda G. Venable (IMF Library) under the guidance of Kangni Kpodar (SPR) and Chris Papageorgiou (RES).
Other titles: Advances made in 5 key areas through a DFID-IMF collaboration. | International Monetary Fund. Research Department (Series). | International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, and Review Department (Series).
Description: Washington, DC : International Monetary Fund, 2021. | Departmental paper series. | Includes bibliographical references.
The research collaboration was funded by the former United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (UK DFID), which merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on September 2, 2020, to become the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The collaboration project continues after the merger, funded by the FCDO.
While this document focuses on the research conducted under this collaboration, many papers and articles cited in this document are not necessarily conducted under this collaboration. See the project website for the list of the outputs under this collaboration.
The authors thank Carine Meyimdjui (SPR) for overall production support, Houda Berrada (COM) and her colleagues for design and editorial work, James Bonner (FCDO) for suggesting the idea to produce this paper, and Noémie Chomet (FCDO) and many other colleagues both at the FCDO and the IMF for their helpful and thoughtful comments during the review process. The authors are also grateful for the helpful guidance from Chris Papageorgiou (RES) and Kangni Kpodar (SPR), the strong support from Antonio Spilimbergo (RES) and Seán Nolan (SPR) on the production of this paper and the work under this research collaboration more generally, and to Andy Berg (ICD) and Cathy Pattillo (AFR) as well as DFID colleagues for having initiated this collaboration. The authors also thank the IMF Executive Director’s office for Africa Group 1 Constituency for the opportunity to present this paper and their insightful feedback. On Chapter 4, Tang is thankful to Stefania Fabrizio (SPR) and Marina Mendes Tavares (RES) for their support.
This research collaboration between the IMF and the former DFID (or now the FCDO) has been jointly managed by RES and SPR, in close collaboration with other IMF Departments.
The Departmental Paper Series presents research by IMF staff on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in this paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, IMF management, or the FCDO.
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Macroeconomic Research in Low-income Countries: Advances Made in Five Key Areas Through a DFID-IMF Collaboration
Author:Hites Ahir, Hendre Garbers, Mattia Coppo, Mr. Giovanni Melina, Mr. Futoshi Narita, Ms. Filiz D Unsal, Vivian Malta, Xin Tang, Daniel Gurara, Luis-Felipe Zanna, Linda G. Venable, Mr. Kangni R Kpodar, and Mr. Chris Papageorgiou