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Moving On Up: The Growth Story of Frontier Economies

Fast growing, low-income countries known as frontier economies have their own growth story, and it’s not what you might think. Read more about why in this blog by the IMF’s Min Zhu.

Strong Reforms Offer Countries Path to High-income Status

Sub-Saharan Africa’s small middle-income countries should implement strong reforms to boost growth and avoid the “middle-income trap,” seminar participants conclude in Mauritius, after reviewing the track records of seven countries and how the IMF can help.

IMF Work Agenda Seeks to Jump-Start Growth

The IMF, seeking to prevent the global economy from settling into a “new mediocre,” has published a new work program that lays out its strategic priorities for the period ahead.

Rwanda’s Inclusive Policies Are Benefiting Nation’s Poorest

Rwanda’s economic performance since the turn of the century has been remarkable, as strong policies played a key role in maintaining annual GDP growth at around 8 percent since 2000, IMF staff say in a regular review of the East African nation’s economy.

Youth Unemployment in Euro Area Requires Multipronged Solution

The decline in economic growth in the euro area due to the financial crisis accounts for half the increase in youth unemployment in the region, according to IMF staff research released today.
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