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Guatemala: Ex-Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement : Guatemala: Ex-Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement

Release Date: October, 2011

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Owing to the deteriorating economy of Guatemala, authorities requested a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) with access of SDR 630.6 million in April 2009, which aimed at safeguarding macroeconomic and more...



St. Lucia : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility and Emergency Natural Disaster Assistance-Staff Report, Staff Supplement, Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for St. Lucia

Release Date: September, 2011

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St. Lucia faces significant policy challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Tomas. It is experiencing an urgent balance of payments need that would result in a severe economic disruption. The more...



Paraguay : Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Reduction and Rephasing of Access: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Paraguay

Release Date: June, 2008

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The recent tightening of credit conditions in segments of mature financial markets abroad has not had an impact on Paraguay. The current mix of macroeconomic policies combined with favorable external more...



Dominica : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Assistance: Staff Report; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion

Release Date: April, 2008

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Dominica was struck by Hurricane Dean during August 16–17, 2007. A recent earthquake also underscores the vulnerability of the economy to natural disasters. Output growth slowed during the more...



Barbados : Report on Observance of Standards and Codes: Fiscal Transparency Module

Release Date: September, 2007

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This Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes assesses Fiscal Transparency for Barbados. The report reveals that Barbados has a number of good practices on fiscal transparency including a more...



Peru : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Statement Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Peru

Release Date: July, 2007

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This paper presents Peru’s First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for SDR 172.37 million approved on January 26, 2007. Implementing sound macroeconomic policies and reforms would reduce more...



Peru: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Establishment of Performance Criteria Wavier of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Rephasing of Future Disbursements 2005 Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Peru : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Establishment of Performance Criteria, Wavier of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Future Disbursements—2005 Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Peru

Release Date: March, 2007

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This paper discusses key findings of the Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for Peru. The economy continued to perform well in 2004. Real GDP grew by 5.1 percent, inflation was 3.5 percent more...



Uruguay : Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision and Payment Systems

Release Date: December, 2006

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Improved liquidity and capital adequacy have increased the Uruguayan banking system’s capacity to withstand shocks. However, macroeconomic and financial risks remain owing to the high level of more...



Panama : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes—Data Module; Response by the Authorities; and Detailed Assessments Using the Data Quality Assessment Framework

Release Date: October, 2006

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Panama has a well-developed macroeconomic statistical system, and the government recognizes the importance of good statistics for policy and investment decisions. All statistical agencies are more...



Uruguay : Fifth Review Under the Stand—By Arrangement and Requests for Modification of the Arrangement and Waiver of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria—Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Uruguay

Release Date: October, 2004

Price: $15.00

This paper examines Uruguay’s Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Modification of the Arrangement and Waiver of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria. more...



Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Staff Report for the 2004 Regional Surveillance

Release Date: September, 2004

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The staff report for the 2004 Regional Surveillance on the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) focuses on the economic developments and near-term prospects. The fiscal position of the governments more...



Argentina : Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria

Release Date: September, 2003

Price: $15.00

The responsible conduct of macroeconomic policies has continued with the new government. These policies have been key to stabilizing the economic situation and improving growth prospects. Maintaining more...



Ecuador : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Modifications and Waiver of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria

Release Date: August, 2003

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Output growth, inflation, and the external current account balance are the major economic developments discussed in this study. The macroeconomic framework was modified to reflect recent information. more...



Argentina : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Exchange System

Release Date: July, 2003

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The transitional program is broadly on track and quantitative program targets have been met, but structural reforms have been delayed. There are still risks to revenues and expenditures from possible more...



Argentina : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria

Release Date: July, 2003

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Sound macroeconomic policies are key to improving market sentiment and smoothing the political transition. Implementation of structural reforms has been disappointing. The introduction of a further more...



Bolivia : Request for Stand-By Arrangement

Release Date: June, 2003

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This paper examines Bolivia’s Request for a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). The Bolivian authorities have focused their efforts on restoring economic and social stability, strengthening the banking more...



Colombia : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement

Release Date: June, 2003

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This paper examines the First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for Colombia. Under the authorities’ program, economic performance has been mostly favorable. Real economic growth appears to more...



Uruguay : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Requests for Modification and Extension of the Arrangement, and Waiver of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria, and Exchange System — Staff Report; Staff Supplements; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Uruguay

Release Date: April, 2003

Price: $15.00

This paper examines Uruguay’s Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Requests for Modification and Extension of the Arrangement, and Waiver of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance more...



Colombia : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation and Request for Stand-By Arrangement

Release Date: January, 2003

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This paper examines Colombia’s 2002 Article IV Consultation and Request for Stand-By Arrangement. The economic situation worsened in the first half of 2002. Economic activity has remained sluggish, more...



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