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Spend or Send: Developing countries can spend commodity windfalls on physical investment, but it may be better in the short run to distribute part of them to their citizens

Spend or Send: Developing countries can spend commodity windfalls on physical investment, but it may be better in the short run to distribute part of them to their citizens »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2012

Volume/Issue: 49/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475576122

Keywords: social entrepreneurship, monetary fund, entrepreneurship, european monetary union

By combating malaria with mosquito nets or building schools and providing basic sanitation, philanthropy is helping transform the developing world. Rich donors are devoting fortunes-many of them earned through comp...

A Rebalancing Act for China and Africa: The Effects of China’s Rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s Trade and Growth

A Rebalancing Act for China and Africa: The Effects of China’s Rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s Trade and Growth »

Source: A Rebalancing Act for China and Africa : The Effects of China's Rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa's Trade and Growth

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583434

Keywords: Economic growth, Trade, Trade policy, Trade relations, China, growth, sub-Saharan Africa, trade channel, Africa Rising

How does China's new growth model affect sub-Saharan Africa? To address this question, this paper first looks at the growing ties between China and Africa; attempts to estimate more precisely the impact on growth t...

Africa in the Doha Round

Africa in the Doha Round »

Source: Africa in the Doha Round : Dealing with Preference Erosion and Beyond

Volume/Issue: 2005/8

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451975796

Keywords: Africa, Multilateral trade negotiations, World Trade Organization, Doha Round, preference erosion, special and differential treatment, market access, export markets, tariff cuts, trade barriers,

Improving market access in industrial countries and retaining preferences have been Africa's two key objectives in the Doha Round trade negotiations. This paper argues that African negotiators may have overlooked t...

What Drives China's Growing Role in Africa?

What Drives China's Growing Role in Africa? »

Source: What Drives China's Growing Role in Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2007/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jian-Ye Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867756

Keywords: loans, debt, debt relief, terms of trade, interest

What role does China play in Africa's development? What drives China's increasing economic involvement in the continent? This paper attempts to provide a quantified assessment of China's multifaceted influence as m...

The MDGs: Building Momentum

The MDGs: Building Momentum »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2005

Volume/Issue: 42/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451953985

Keywords: monetary fund, website, inflation, press, facsimile

This paper explores why increased aid flows require economic policymakers to confront some specific issues. Ensuring that increased aid promotes growth and reduces poverty is certainly the most important task. Empi...

Straigh Talk: Aid and Growth: The Policy Challenge

Straigh Talk: Aid and Growth: The Policy Challenge »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2005

Volume/Issue: 42/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451954050

Keywords: remittances, photography, facsimile, development impact of remittances, impact of remittances

This paper reviews the resurgence of Latin America. The paper highlights that much of the region has witnessed a swift and robust recovery from the successive financial crises of 2001-02. Within two years, the regi...

Poorest Economies Can Export More

Poorest Economies Can Export More »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2010

Volume/Issue: 47/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781451922356

Keywords: emerging markets, recession, international monetary fund, financial markets

This issue of F&D looks at the growing role of emerging markets. Analysis by the IMF's Ayhan Kose and Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy at Cornell University, argues that their economic ascendance will enable...

Straight Talk: The Quality of Growth: Poor households are benefiting from sub-Saharan Africa’s high growth and wider global reach

Straight Talk: The Quality of Growth: Poor households are benefiting from sub-Saharan Africa’s high growth and wider global reach »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2011

Volume/Issue: 48/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2011

ISBN: 9781451953695

Keywords: monetary fund, news, photography, journalism

Africa's Middle-Class Motor finds growing evidence that a recent resurgence in the continent's economic well-being has staying power. In his overview article, Harvard professor Calestous Juma says the emphasis for...

Building an African infrastructure: Key political decisions are needed to build critical rail networks for a continent well suited to them

Building an African infrastructure: Key political decisions are needed to build critical rail networks for a continent well suited to them »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2011

Volume/Issue: 48/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2011

ISBN: 9781451953695

Keywords: monetary fund, news, photography, journalism

Africa's Middle-Class Motor finds growing evidence that a recent resurgence in the continent's economic well-being has staying power. In his overview article, Harvard professor Calestous Juma says the emphasis for...

IMF Economic Forum: Participants weigh IMF fiscal policy advice

IMF Economic Forum: Participants weigh IMF fiscal policy advice »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 32, Issue 09

Volume/Issue: 32/9

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451932539

Keywords: capital flows, capital inflows, capital markets, financial globalization, capital account, IMF financial globalization study,

Over the past decade, gross cross-border capital flows have surged, not only among industrial countries but also between industrial and developing countries. What impact has this had on developing countries? A rece...