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From Toronto Terms to the HIPC Initiative
			: A Brief History of Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries

From Toronto Terms to the HIPC Initiative : A Brief History of Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1999/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christina Daseking , and Robert Powell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856231.001

ISBN: 9781451856231

Keywords: External Debt, HIPCs, Low-Income Countries, debt, debt reduction, debt relief, creditors, debt service

The low-income country debt crisis had its origins in weak macroeconomic policies, and official creditors’ willingness to take risks unacceptable to private lenders. Payments problems were initially addresse...

Assessing Competitiveness and Real Exchange Rate Misalignment in Low-Income Countries

Assessing Competitiveness and Real Exchange Rate Misalignment in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2007/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Lewis , Aurelie Martin , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867657.001

ISBN: 9781451867657

Keywords: Competitiveness, Equilibrium Exchange Rates, Low-Income Countries, reer, exchange rate, export volume, exchange rates, real exchange rate, Comparative Studies of Countries,

Assessing a country's competitiveness routinely starts with an analysis of the real exchange rate. However, in low-income countries, empirical analysis of the real exchange rate is often subject to important limita...