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The Role of the IMF in Low‐Income Countries: An Institutional Approach

Domenico Lombardi

in Finance, Development, and the IMF

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239863
eISBN:
9780191716805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239863.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter elaborates on the role of the IMF in support of its low-income members, pointing to the global character of the institution and to its superior ability — due to the multilateral nature — ... More


The Role of the IMF in Low‐Income Countries

James M. Boughton and Domenico Lombardi

in Finance, Development, and the IMF

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239863
eISBN:
9780191716805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239863.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Most of the academic discussion of IMF lending in recent years has focused on the Fund's response to financial crises in middle-income countries with emerging market economies. A large portion of the ... More


Financier or Facilitator? The Changing Role of the IMF in Low‐Income Countries

Graham Bird and Dane Rowlands

in Finance, Development, and the IMF

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239863
eISBN:
9780191716805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239863.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

With the added challenge of trying to meet the Millennium Development Goals, close attention is being paid to the relationship between the IMF and the low-income countries with which the Fund has the ... More


Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Richard D. Smith and Kara Hanson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book outlines the key aspects and issues concerning health systems of low- and middle-income countries, recognizing the current global context within which these systems operate and the dynamics ... More


Signaling, Aid, and IMF Financial Arrangements for Low‐Income Countries

Timothy Lane

in Finance, Development, and the IMF

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239863
eISBN:
9780191716805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239863.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on how the IMF interacts with macroeconomic policy formulation in low-income countries (LICs). It addresses four related concerns. Can the IMF remain fully engaged with LICs ... More


The Role and Performance of the IMF in Aid to Low‐Income Countries: Lessons from Evaluation

Joanne Salop

in Finance, Development, and the IMF

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239863
eISBN:
9780191716805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239863.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the treatment of aid to Sub-Saharan Africa in programs supported by the IMF's Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF), along with relevant Fund policies and communications. ... More


Proposing IMF Reforms for Low‐Income Countries

Bessma Momani

in Finance, Development, and the IMF

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239863
eISBN:
9780191716805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239863.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter surveys recent IMF reform proposals emanating from academia, policy networks, think-tanks, member states, and even within the IMF. It argues that these IMF reform proposals are overly ... More


The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration

Martin Ruhs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691132914
eISBN:
9781400848607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691132914.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Many low-income countries and development organizations are calling for greater liberalization of labor immigration policies in high-income countries. At the same time, human rights organizations and ... More


Monitoring and Evaluation Reform under Changing Aid Modalities

Nathalie Holvoet and Robrecht Renard

in Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580934
eISBN:
9780191723346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter grew out of our bewilderment with the insouciance with which some in the donor community seem ready to abandon accounting for the use of aid. If one listens to the rhetoric surrounding ... More


User Charges for Health Care: A Review of the Underlying Theory and Assumptions

GERMANO MWABU

in Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Efficiency and equity have been the most controversial concerns in the health care financial system for a very long time, specifically in most low-income countries. Since there are informational and ... More


Bretton Woods and the Debate about Development

Harold James

in Finance, Development, and the IMF

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239863
eISBN:
9780191716805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239863.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the evolution since the Bretton Woods conference of the IMF's approach to problems of low income countries. In particular, it seeks to locate that approach within the debate ... More


The Nature and Impact of Risk and Protective Influences on Children’s Development in Low-Income Countries

Theodore D. Wachs and Atif Rahman

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Over 200 million children from low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries show compromised neural, cognitive, and social-emotional functioning due to exposure to preventable developmental risks. ... More


The health system and external financing

Anna Vassall and Melisa Martínez-Álvarez

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0077
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Building stronger health systems and sectors in low-income countries will continue to require international finance for some time to come. However, despite the significant growth in development ... More


Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Benjamin Roche, Hélène Broutin, and Frédéric Simard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

During the last thirty years, the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases has been studied extensively. Understanding how pathogens are transmitted in time and space, how they are evolving ... More


Learning from Anomalies: Low-Income Survivors, Middle-Income Reverters

Stephan Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman

in Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172149
eISBN:
9781400882984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172149.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the effects of political institutions and economic performance by considering two sets of cases that run counter to the expectations of modernization theory: low-income ... More


Infectious Diseases

Joia S. Mukherjee and Paul E. Farmer

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914653
eISBN:
9780190914684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914653.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The burden of infectious disease cases and deaths falls most heavily on low-income countries. This chapter describes structural inequities and the disproportionate burden of infectious diseases on ... More


Fiscal Policy Response During the Crisis in Low-Income African Economies

Martine Guerguil, Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro, and Anna Shabunina

in Post-crisis Fiscal Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027182
eISBN:
9780262324113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027182.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the fiscal policy response of Africa's low-income countries to the financial crisis of 2007. In particular, it looks at those economies that seem to have been able to escape the ... More


Aid, Institutional Quality, and Taxation: Some Challenges for the International Cooperation System

José Antonio Alonso, Carlos Garcimartín, and Víctor Martín

in Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159661
eISBN:
9780231504393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159661.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the insufficient progress that has been made in aid effectiveness. Studies reveal that aid dependency is a serious problem that reduces the capacity for resources to have an ... More


Infectious diseases in low-income countries: where are we now?

Benjamin Roche, Thierry Baldet, and Simard Frédéric

in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

It is widely documented that infectious diseases have a very deep impact on numerous human populations. While public health campaigns have achieved spectacular successes, they do not appear to be ... More


Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Andrew Berg and Rafael Portillo

in Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198785811
eISBN:
9780191827624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785811.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Behavioural Economics

Most countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made great progress in stabilizing inflation over the past two decades. In about half, a hard peg provides the nominal anchor. In the rest, which are the ... More


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