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Source: IMF InFocus magazine

Volume/Issue: 35/0

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451920673

Keywords: external shocks, central bank, balance of payments, debt relief, prudential regulation

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Bangladesh

Bangladesh »

Source: Bangladesh : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2010/56

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451804300

Keywords: remittances, foreign exchange, migrant workers, balance of payments, international monetary fund

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the surprising strength of remittances in Bangladesh and other countries in South Asia and the Philippines in 2009. The empirical analysis suggests that the continued strong grow...

Bangladesh: Selected Issues

Bangladesh: Selected Issues »

Source: Bangladesh : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2010/56

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451804300

Keywords: remittances, foreign exchange, migrant workers, balance of payments, international monetary fund

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the surprising strength of remittances in Bangladesh and other countries in South Asia and the Philippines in 2009. The empirical analysis suggests that the continued strong grow...

Chapter 7 Findings and Recommendations

Chapter 7 Findings and Recommendations »

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

A. Findings 56. The substantial swing in IMF involvement in trade policy during the evaluation period went too far on each side. The interventionist appr...

Chapter 6 How Effective Was the IMF’s Work on Trade Policy Issues?

Chapter 6 How Effective Was the IMF’s Work on Trade Policy Issues? »

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

48. There are no straightforward metrics for assessing the effectiveness of the IMF’s involvement in trade policy issues. Three approaches are therefore taken in this evaluation. At...

Chapter 5 IMF Advice on Trade Policy: How Well Was the Approach Carried Out?

Chapter 5 IMF Advice on Trade Policy: How Well Was the Approach Carried Out? »

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

23. IMF coverage of trade policy varied widely in range and depth across countries and over time. The basic tenets of the IMF’s approach to trade policy issues are generally well su...

Chapter 3 Institutional Architecture for Trade Policy: How Well Has Cooperation Worked?

Chapter 3 Institutional Architecture for Trade Policy: How Well Has Cooperation Worked? »

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

9. Interinstitutional cooperation is essential for the IMF to be effective on trade policy issues. Two aspects of the institutional landscape reinforce this point. First, since the...

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction »

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

1. The IMF’s involvement in trade policy issues has been a source of controversy. In contrast to exchange rate, fiscal, or monetary policies, trade policy lies within the IMF’s doma...

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 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...