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Chapter 11. Organization, Staffing, and Budget

Chapter 11. Organization, Staffing, and Budget »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1999

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451945232

Keywords: interest, debt, payments, loans, external debt

The IMF consists of a Board of Governors, an Executive Board, a Managing Director, a First Deputy Managing Director, two Deputy Managing Directors, and a staff of international civil servants. The institutio...

Chapter 5. Strengthening the Architecture of the International Financial System

Chapter 5. Strengthening the Architecture of the International Financial System »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1999

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451945232

Keywords: interest, debt, payments, loans, external debt

The financial crises in the emerging market economies of Asia, followed by those in Russia and Brazil, gave powerful impetus to proposals to strengthen the architecture of the international financial system...

Chapter 7. Support for Member Countries’ Adjustment

Chapter 7. Support for Member Countries’ Adjustment »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1999

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451945232

Keywords: interest, debt, payments, loans, external debt

In 1998/99, the Executive Board met on several occasions to discuss ways to strengthen IMF support for member countries. These discussions included a review of the operation of the Supplemental Reserve Facil...

Chapter 6. Surveillance

Chapter 6. Surveillance »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1999

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451945232

Keywords: interest, debt, payments, loans, external debt

Central to the IMF’s purposes and operations is its oversight of the effective operation of the international monetary system. Accordingly, the IMF’s Articles of Agreement direct it to exercise firm surveill...

Chapter 9. Technical Assistance and Training

Chapter 9. Technical Assistance and Training »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1999

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451945232

Keywords: interest, debt, payments, loans, external debt

Technical assistance has often been described as forming the third leg of the IMF stool—the other two being its surveillance work and its financial assistance. Member countries and the IMF have become increa...

Chapter 8. The ESAF and the HIPC Initiative

Chapter 8. The ESAF and the HIPC Initiative »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1999

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451945232

Keywords: interest, debt, payments, loans, external debt

In 1998/99, the Board considered various issues associated with the operation and financing of the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility—which provides concessional loans for low-income member countries—an...

Chapter 2. World Economic Outlook

Chapter 2. World Economic Outlook »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1999

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451945232

Keywords: interest, debt, payments, loans, external debt

As part of its responsibility for surveillance over the exchange rate policies of member countries and of the international monetary system, the Executive Board periodically reviews global economic developme...

14 Consensus and Direction for Future Policy Analysis

14 Consensus and Direction for Future Policy Analysis »

Source: Payment Systems, Monetary Policy and the Role of the Central Bank

Series: Books

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson , Jean-Marc Destresse , Nicholas Roberts , Mark Swinburne , Tonny Lybek , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 1998

ISBN: 9781557756268

Keywords: payments, credit, payment system, payment systems, banking

Payment systems have become an important focus of public policy worldwide in recent years, and central banks have been given a major role in this area because of their responsibilit...

5 Critical Issues in the Design and Management of Payment Systems

5 Critical Issues in the Design and Management of Payment Systems »

Source: Payment Systems, Monetary Policy and the Role of the Central Bank

Series: Books

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson , Jean-Marc Destresse , Nicholas Roberts , Mark Swinburne , Tonny Lybek , and Richard Abrams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 1998

ISBN: 9781557756268

Keywords: payments, credit, payment system, payment systems, banking

Various social efficiency and organizational issues arise in the design, management, and reform of payment systems. This chapter briefly surveys some of the critical issues involved...

Discriminating Contagion

Discriminating Contagion »

Source: Discriminating Contagion : An Alternative Explanation of Contagious Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Volume/Issue: 2000/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pavan Ahluwalia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2000

ISBN: 9781451843118

Keywords: Contagion, currency crisis, balance-of-payments, exchange rate, speculative, currency crises, real exchange rate

This paper shows that a country’s vulnerability to contagious crises depends on the visible similarities between that country and other countries that are experiencing crises. A country is vulnerable to shif...