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Chapter 4: Characteristics of Prolonged Users

Chapter 4: Characteristics of Prolonged Users »

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 some of the main characteristics of the prolonged users in terms of performance and key economic indicators and compares them with the characteristics of “temporary” users. Further...

Chapter 8: Conclusions and Recommendations

Chapter 8: Conclusions and Recommendations »

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 summarizes the main conclusions of this study on the extent of prolonged use, on the factors underlying it, and on its effects. We then make a number of specific recommendations designed to c...

Chapter 12: Evidence from Two Countries That “Graduated” from Prolonged Use

Chapter 12: Evidence from Two Countries That “Graduated” from Prolonged Use »

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

Morocco 1. Morocco is one of the few recent prolonged users of IMF resources to have “graduated.” It had a series of nine arrangements between 1980 and 1993, 1...

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 6: Influence of IMF Governance and Other Institutional Factors on Prolonged Use

Chapter 6: Influence of IMF Governance and Other Institutional Factors on Prolonged Use »

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 governance issues that are relevant to the phenomenon of prolonged use. These include institutional biases that can affect program design and contribute to prolonged use, inclu...

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: 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 recent years, the IMF has been at the center of an array of criticism concerning the adverse side effects of its interventions in the countries that it supports financially, the effectiveness of the ec...

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...