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Low-income developing countries need to diversify their economies, promote inclusion, and close infrastructure gaps by tapping both domestic resources and foreign funding to sustain growth.
This was the main lesson of the conference “Sustainable Economic Development in a Challenging Global Environment” on low-income developing countries organized as part of the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. on April 14. “The global environment is clearly causing some real difficulties in low-income and developing countries. This is partly due to lower commodity prices, which have been declining for more than a year and a half. For countries which are reliant on the extraction of resources, this is a major problem,” said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in her opening remarks, adding that low commodity prices are here to stay. She also noted the economic slowdown of China—a significant client of and direct investor in many low-income and developing countries—created further difficulties.
Low-income developing countries need to diversify their economies, promote inclusion, and close infrastructure gaps by tapping both domestic resources and foreign funding to sustain growth.
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Fundamental and far-reaching trends of the global economy are affecting public finances everywhere. These transformations include continued weakness in global activity and entrenched low inflation pressures in advanced economies, the decline in commodity prices (about 35 percent in the past 12 months and 65 percent since mid-2014 for oil), and the slowdown in trade. Emerging market and developing economies are also facing higher interest rates and dwindling capital inflows. Risks are rising almost everywhere. These changes look like they are here to stay, at least for some time.
By Vitor Gaspar and Luc Eyraud (Versions in Français, Español, and Русский) Public finances have had a rough year. A new reality is emerging. Against this backdrop, countries need to act now to boo…
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Capacity development is essential for helping countries build strong fiscal institutions that are capable of supporting sustainable, inclusive growth and development, a recent seminar emphasized.
Panelists at the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings seminar “Collect More and Spend Better: The Role of Capacity Development” called for heightened partnerships among all stakeholders to respond to the growing demand for capacity development among many developing countries that seek to improve fiscal policy.  In opening remarks, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde highlighted the importance of building institutional capacity for stronger economic policies, inclusive growth, and rising living standards as the global community pursues the post-2015 development agenda.
Capacity development is essential for helping countries build strong fiscal institutions that are capable of supporting sustainable, inclusive growth and development, a recent seminar emphasized.
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The dramatic decline in commodity prices combined with severe drought conditions and rising insecurity has hit many countries hard, African finance ministers said during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington. Ministers from four strongly affected countries told a press briefing that weak global demand is taking a toll on growth prospects for the region, forcing significant fiscal adjustments.
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David Lipton, first deputy managing director at International Monetary Fund, discusses over-reliance on monetary policy, the need for structural reform in Europe, and how China is handling economic transition. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
David Lipton, first deputy managing director at International Monetary Fund, discusses over-reliance on monetary policy, the need for structural reform in Europe, and how China is handling economic transition. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Over the last six months, global financial stability risks increased because of higher economic risks and uncertainty, falling commodity prices, and concerns about China’s economy, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest Global Financial Stability Report.
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IMF Chief Economist Maury Obstfeld introduces the World Economic Outlook 2016 and highlights the Fund’s findings and recommendations for policymakers going forward.
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Fundamental and far-reaching trends of the global economy are affecting public finances everywhere. These transformations include continued weakness in global activity and entrenched low inflation pressures in advanced economies, the decline in commodity prices (about 35 percent in the past 12 months and 65 percent since mid-2014 for oil), and the slowdown in trade. Emerging market and developing economies are also facing higher interest rates and dwindling capital inflows. Risks are rising almost everywhere. These changes look like they are here to stay, at least for some time.
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Capacity development is essential for helping countries build strong fiscal institutions that are capable of supporting sustainable, inclusive growth and development, a recent seminar emphasized.
Panelists at the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings seminar “Collect More and Spend Better: The Role of Capacity Development” called for heightened partnerships among all stakeholders to respond to the growing demand for capacity development among many developing countries that seek to improve fiscal policy.  In opening remarks, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde highlighted the importance of building institutional capacity for stronger economic policies, inclusive growth, and rising living standards as the global community pursues the post-2015 development agenda.
Capacity development is essential for helping countries build strong fiscal institutions that are capable of supporting sustainable, inclusive growth and development, a recent seminar emphasized.
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The dramatic decline in commodity prices combined with severe drought conditions and rising insecurity has hit many countries hard, African finance ministers said during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington. Ministers from four strongly affected countries told a press briefing that weak global demand is taking a toll on growth prospects for the region, forcing significant fiscal adjustments.
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David Lipton, first deputy managing director at International Monetary Fund, discusses over-reliance on monetary policy, the need for structural reform in Europe, and how China is handling economic transition. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
David Lipton, first deputy managing director at International Monetary Fund, discusses over-reliance on monetary policy, the need for structural reform in Europe, and how China is handling economic transition. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
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In a context of fragile and uneven global economic recovery, a comprehensive policy response is needed to reduce vulnerabilities and improve growth prospects, the IMF said today in the latest Fiscal Monitor.
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