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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 3: The Evolution of the IMF’s Policies with Respect to Prolonged Use of Its Resources

Chapter 3: The Evolution of the IMF’s Policies with Respect to Prolonged Use of Its Resources »

Source: Evaluation of Prolonged Use of IMF Resources

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062054

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, tax administration, external debt

1. This chapter describes how the IMF’s policies with respect to prolonged use have evolved over time. It shows that these policies have moved gradually toward greater acceptance of the need to finance adjus...

Chapter 4 The IMF’s Evolving Role in Trade Policy: How Was the Process Guided?

Chapter 4 The IMF’s Evolving Role in Trade Policy: How Was the Process Guided? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

20. Executive Board guidance on trade policy since the mid-1990s pushed staff both to broaden the range of issues they covered and to be more selective. 5...

Chapter 7: The Implications of Prolonged Use for the Member Country and the IMF

Chapter 7: The Implications of Prolonged Use for the Member Country and the IMF »

Source: Evaluation of Prolonged Use of IMF Resources

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062054

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, tax administration, external debt

1. In this chapter, we examine the effects of prolonged use on institutional development within the borrowing countries and on the IMF’s financial and human resources. Implications for...

Chapter 2: What Is Prolonged Use and How Widespread Is It?

Chapter 2: What Is Prolonged Use and How Widespread Is It? »

Source: Evaluation of Prolonged Use of IMF Resources

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062054

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, tax administration, external debt

What Is Prolonged Use of IMF Resources? 1. There is no official or generally agreed definition of prolonged use of Fund resources (UFR). In previous studies, undertaken both within a...

Chapter 2 What Is the Nature of the IMF’s Mandate to Cover Trade Policy?

Chapter 2 What Is the Nature of the IMF’s Mandate to Cover Trade Policy? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

5. The IMF’s mandate on trade policy issues is broad, but not precise. 2 The root of the mandate lies in Article I(ii) which specifies that a purpo...

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...