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International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)The IMF is the specialised agency of the United Nations that was established under the 1944 Bretton Woods agreement, and has been operational since 1947. It seeks to promote international monetary co-operation and the growth of world trade, and to smooth multilateral payment arrangements among member states.

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Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle To Practice

Energy taxes can produce substantial environmental and revenue benefits and are an important component of countries' fiscal systems. Although the principle that these taxes should reflect global warming, air pollution, road congestion, and other adverse environmental impacts of energy use is well established, there has been little previous work providing guidance on how countries can put this principle into practice. ...more

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Administering Fiscal Regimes For Extractive Industries: A Handbook

Revenues from natural resources often pose unique challenges for tax administration. This Handbook is one of the first of its kind to focus attention on effectively administering revenues from extractive industries. ...more

Equitable And Sustainable Pensions: Challenges And Experience

Pension reform is high on the agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies, for many reasons. ...more

Managing Economic Volatility In Latin America: Capital Flows, Terms Of Trade, And Macroeconomic Policy In Latin America

How has Latin America coped with external shocks and economic vulnerabilities in the aftermath of the global financial crisis? ...more

Financial Crises: Causes, Consequences, And Policy Responses

Financial Crises: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses provides a comprehensive overview of research into financial crises and policy lessons learned. ...more

Caribbean Renewal: Tackling Fiscal And Debt Challenges

Caribbean economies face high and rising debt-to-GDP ratios that jeopardise prospects for medium-term debt sustainability and growth. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of fiscal consolidation and debt reduction in the Caribbean. ...more

Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons And Implications

Energy subsidies have wide-ranging economic consequences. Although they are aimed at protecting consumers, subsidies aggravate fiscal imbalances, crowd out priority public spending, and depress private investment, including in the energy sector. ...more