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St. Vincent And The Grenadines : Statistical Appendix

Release Date: July, 2014

Price: $18.00

The General Data Dissemination System : Guide for Participants and Users

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $30.00

This guide explains the nature and objectives of the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), describes its operation, and provides practical guidance to IMF member countries on participation in the more...



The Special Data Dissemination Standard: Guide for Subscribers and Users

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $30.00

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched the data standards initiatives to enhance member countries’ data transparency and to promote their development of sound statistical systems. The need more...



The Elusive Quest for Inclusive Growth: Growth, Poverty, and Inequality in Asia

Author/Editor: Ravi Balakrishnan, Chad Steinberg, Murtaza H Syed.

Release Date: June, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper assesses how pro-poor and inclusive Asia’s recent growth has been, and what factors have been driving these outcomes. It finds that while poverty has fallen across the region over the more...



Tests of German Resilience

Author/Editor: Fabian Bornhorst, Ashoka Mody.

Release Date: October, 2012

Price: $18.00

From its early post-war catch-up phase, Germany’s formidable export engine has been its consistent driver of growth. But Germany has almost equally consistently run current account surpluses. more...



Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria: Restarting the Convergence Engine

Author/Editor: Pritha Mitra, Cyril Pouvelle.

Release Date: May, 2012

Price: $18.00

Labor productivity levels in Bulgaria lag well behind that in the EU, weighing on the convergence process. Stronger productivity growth would allow Bulgaria to close the income gap with the EU more...



Real Wage, Labor Productivity, and Employment Trends in South Africa: A Closer Look

Author/Editor: Nir Klein.

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

The paper looks at the dynamics of employment in South Africa and examines the factors that contributed to the job-shedding observed during the recent financial crisis. The paper finds that the rapid more...



Unemployment and Labor Market Issues in Algeria

Author/Editor: Davide Furceri.

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

The aim of this paper is to analyze unemployment and labor market developments in Algeria and assess the factors that may hamper employment creation. The results of the paper suggest that the more...



Labor Market Flexibility and Unemployment: New Empirical Evidence of Static and Dynamic Effects

Author/Editor: Lorenzo E. Bernal-Verdugo, Davide Furceri, Dominique M. Guillaume.

Release Date: March, 2012

Price: $18.00

The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between labor market flexibility and unemployment outcomes. Using a panel of 97 countries from 1985 to 2008, the results of the paper suggest that more...



Crises, Labor Market Policy, and Unemployment

Author/Editor: Lorenzo E. Bernal-Verdugo, Davide Furceri, Dominique M. Guillaume.

Release Date: March, 2012

Price: $18.00

Using a sample of 97 countries spanning the period 19802008, we estimate that financial crises have a large negative impact on unemployment in the short term, but that this effect rapidly disappears more...



Institutions, Informality, and Wage Flexibility: Evidence from Brazil

Author/Editor: Marcello M. Estevão, Irineu E. Carvalho Filho.

Release Date: March, 2012

Price: $18.00

Even though institutions are created to protect workers, they may interfere with labor market functioning, raise unemployment, and end up being circumvented by informal contracts. This paper uses more...



Saudi Arabia: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Release Date: September, 2011

Price: $18.00

Republic of Slovenia: 2011 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Slovenia

Release Date: May, 2011

Price: $18.00

Cape Verde : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report

Release Date: December, 2010

Price: $18.00

The development policy of Cape Verde has evolved in a setting of severe structural constraints and persistent restrictions, with potential impediments to growth. The ongoing process of change adopts more...



Kenya : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Release Date: July, 2010

Price: $18.00

The Medium Term Plan (MTP) identifies the key policy actions and reforms, as well as programs and projects that the Grand Coalition Government in Kenya intends to implement. The overall objective is more...



Republic of Moldova : Joint Staff Advisory Note of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Release Date: April, 2008

Price: $18.00

The economic growth of Moldova continued to be strong during the Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (EGPRSP) implementation period despite external shocks. Macroeconomic management more...



Togo : Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Release Date: April, 2008

Price: $18.00

From 2001, Togo has been engaged in the process of preparing its poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP). As a result of the social and political crisis, Togo’s economy has been affected more...



Tonga : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Release Date: August, 2007

Price: $18.00

This 2007 Article IV Consultation highlights that Tonga’s real GDP growth is estimated to turn negative in FY06/07, declining by 3½ percent. The economy will continue to be subject to more...



Tonga : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Release Date: August, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues paper assesses the fiscal risk impact of various events in Tonga and describes the challenges implied for fiscal management. The paper discusses that the Tongan government has more...



Botswana : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Release Date: July, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix on Botswana underlies that diamond reserves are not adequate to generate enough permanent revenue to support the current level of expenditure. more...



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