IMF Reports and Publications
IMF Caribbean Corner April 2015
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PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND ITS EMERGING ARCHITECTURE
Download Excerpts from the Book Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture In April, the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department launched a new book Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture. This book takes stock of the most important innovations and institutions that have emerged in public financial management over the last two decades. It poses critical questions about these reforms, which include fiscal rules, fiscal responsibility legislation, medium-term budget frameworks, fiscal councils, performance budgeting and accrual accounting. Over a 100 people attended the book launch which was opened by Min Zhu, IMF Deputy Managing Director. Director Carlo Cottarelli chaired a panel discussion with well-known experts in the field including Robert Reischauer, Allen Schick, Nick Manning, and Gerhard Steger. For more details http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey/so/2013/BOK041613A.htm The book is available in print and e-book form at http://www.amazon.com/Public-Financial-Management-Emerging-Architecture/dp/1475531095
The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union: Macroeconomics and Financial Systems
Download Preview of the Book Cover The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union: Macroeconomics and Financial Systems available at the IMF Bookstore: http://www.imfbookstore.org/ProdDetails.asp?ID=MFSEEA
IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere, Time to Rebuild Policy Space
Download IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere, Time to Rebuild Policy Space Growth in Latin America is set to pick up to about 3½ percent in 2013, broadly in line with potential. The region continues to benefit from favorable external financing conditions and relatively high commodity prices, but these tailwinds are unlikely to last forever. The key challenges for policymakers today are preserving macroeconomic and financial stability, and building strong foundations for sustained growth in the future. More prudent fiscal policy would help ease pressure on capacity constraints, mitigate the widening of current account deficits, and prepare the economies better to deal with adverse external shocks. Exchange rate flexibility and prudential measures should continue to be used to discourage speculative capital flows. Sustaining strong output growth will require structural reforms to raise productivity growth.
Crisis Response Initiatives of the Multilateral Financial Institutions Operating in the Caribbean
Download Crisis Response Initiatives of the Multilateral Financial Institutions Operating in the Caribbean The Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) operating in the Caribbean have crafted responses designed to assist their member countries in dealing with the global financial and economic crisis. This document outlines the programmes that have been put in place by each institution. As the nature of the programmes is determined by the effect of the crisis on the countries, a summary of the impact of the crisis is first provided.
IMF Topical Trust Fund: Managing Natural Resource Wealth, April 2010
Download IMF Topical Trust Fund: Managing Natural Resource Wealth, April 2010 Many resource-rich developing countries fail to realize the full development potential of their natural resources. This is especially acute in the case of oil, gas, and mineral resources. The enlarged fiscal space from such resources can boost economic growth and generate large revenues for the government.
IMF Topical Trust Fund: Anti-Money Laundering – Combating the Financing of Terrorism, April 2009
Download IMF Topical Trust Fund: Anti-Money Laundering – Combating the Financing of Terrorism, April 2009 The Fund is seeking to create a Multi-Donor Trust Fund to support its well-regarded AML/CFT technical assistance and analytical work. The trust fund would provide donors interested in supporting this topic an opportunity to leverage on the Fund’s proven technical expertise and high traction of technical assistance delivery, while facilitating coordination among donors and TA providers— as called for in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. A funding volume of about US$6 million annually is sought over the period May 2009 through April 2014.
TA Reforms in the IMF
Download TA Reforms in the IMF Presentation on TA Reforms in the IMF by Ulrich Jacoby, Division Chief, Institute for Capacity Development
Debt Watch Caribbean, September – October 2009 – Issue No. 14
Download Debt Watch Caribbean, September – October 2009 – Issue No. 14 The feature article is “Swimming Against the Caribbean Tide – The Striking Cse of Suriname” – Michele Robinson
Debt Watch Caribbean, July-August 2009 – Issue No. 13
Download Debt Watch Caribbean, July-August 2009 – Issue No. 13 The feature article in this issue is “To Restructure or Not to Restructure – The Case of Jamaica” – Michele Robinson
TA Dissemination Policy
Guidelines on Dissemination of TA Information
Download Guidelines on Dissemination of TA Information The more active sharing of TA information with donors and other TA providers will improve coordination, exploit synergies, and enable the Fund to prioritize and leverage its limited TA resources, thereby fulfilling key objectives under the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.