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December 21, 2014

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2014

IMF Financial Operations 2014

Description: IMF Financial Operations 2014 explains how the IMF fulfills its mission through its financial activities. It also provides background detail on the IMF’s financial statements for the 2014 financial year. The report describes measures taken in response to the global financial crisis of 2007–09 and institutional reforms aimed at ensuring that the IMF’s governance structure evolves in line with developments in the global economy, as well as reforms to the IMF’s income model. This is a thorough update of a previous report entitled Financial Organization and Operations of the IMF, first published in 1986 and last issued in 2001.
Date: October 08, 2014 Type: HTML Size: 36 KB

IMF Survey : Bank Compensation, Governance Need Upgrade to Make Financial System Safer

Description: Banks with more independent boards of directors that pay executives according to long-term performance tend to incur fewer risks, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund’s latest Global Financial Stability Report.
Date: October 01, 2014 Type: HTML Size: 18 KB

Reforming the Corporate Governance of Italian Banks; by Nadège Jassaud; IMF Working Paper No. 14/181; September 1, 2014

Description: Page 1. Reforming the Corporate Governance of Italian Banks Nadège Jassaud
WP/14/181 ... Reforming the Corporate Governance of Italian Banks ...
Date: September 25, 2014 Type: PDF Size: 157 KB
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IMF Survey : IMF Loan to Help Yemen Tackle Reforms, Attract Aid

Description: On September 2, the IMF approved a $553 million loan for Yemen to support the country’s plans to strengthen fiscal and external positions, boost growth, and fight poverty by reducing inefficient fuel subsidies, improving governance, and increasing monthly allowances paid by the Social Welfare Fund.
Date: September 24, 2014 Type: HTML Size: 24 KB

Microsoft Word - Ukraine Report on Diagnostic Study on Governance Issues FINAL CLEAN _2_.docx

Description: Government of Ukraine Report on Diagnostic Study of Governance Issues
Pertaining to Corruption, the Business Climate and the Effectiveness of ...
Date: September 02, 2014 Type: PDF Size: 340 KB

Unstash the Cash! Corporate Governance Reform in Japan; by Chie Aoyagi and Giovanni Ganelli; IMF Working Paper No. 14/140; August 1, 2014

Description: Page 1. WP/14/140 Unstash the Cash! Corporate Governance Reform in Japan ...
Unstash the Cash! Corporate Governance Reform in Japan ...
Date: August 04, 2014 Type: PDF Size: 192 KB
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Governance Unbundled -- Finance & Development, June 2014

Description: Shikha Jha and Juzhong Zhuang - By focusing on the biggest hurdles to growth and development, countries in Asia are more likely to see their governance reform efforts succeed...
Date: May 29, 2014 Type: HTML Size: 31 KB

IMF Survey : Asia Faces Five Challenges to Its Economic Future

Description: Asia faces five challenges as it pursues sustained economic growth, says the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine: overcoming the middle-income trap, improving its institutions and governance, coping with an aging population, curbing rising inequality, and promoting financial development.
Date: May 29, 2014 Type: HTML Size: 19 KB



2013

International Corporate Governance Spillovers: Evidence from Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions; by Rui Albuquerque, Luis Brandao-Marques, Miguel A. Ferreira, Pedro Matos; IMF Working Paper 13/234; November 2013

Description: ... International Corporate Governance ... International Corporate Governance
Spillovers: Evidence from Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions ...
Date: November 12, 2013 Type: PDF Size: 341 KB
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IMF Survey : Security, Stability Measures Needed to Fix Fragile States

Description: A country suffering any or all of the following adverse conditions—political and economic instability, poverty, civil disorder, terrorism, human trafficking, or disease—can be labeled a fragile state. These fragile situations are not limited to low-income countries. The issue of governance is a concern for countries around the world.
Date: March 29, 2013 Type: HTML Size: 20 KB



2012

IMF Survey: Tunisia Faces Economic, Social Challenges amid Historic Transformation

Description: Tunisia’s revolution has ushered in hopes for more inclusive growth, greater job opportunities, and better governance. But the revolution has brought about economic and financial uncertainty, and downside risks to the outlook loom large, the IMF said in its annual report on the nation’s economy.
Date: September 05, 2012 Type: HTML Size: 20 KB

IMF Survey: IMF Aiming to Restore Stability, Rekindle Growth

Description: With the global economy still fragile and risks looming on several fronts, the International Monetary Fund has drawn up a work program for the next six months aimed at restoring stability and growth, while also making progress on its own governance issues.
Date: June 07, 2012 Type: HTML Size: 23 KB

Country Stress Events: Does Governance Matter?; by Carlos Caceres and Anna Kochanova; IMF Working Paper 12/116; May 1, 2012

Description: Country Stress Events: Does Governance Matter? ... Middle East and Central
Asia Department Country Stress Events: Does Governance Matter?* ...
Date: May 01, 2012 Type: PDF Size: 429 KB
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IMF Survey: Hungary Struggles as Growth Slows, Investors Retreat

Description: Hungary’s government needs to improve its economic governance and fiscal policy mix as the euro zone crisis creates uncertainty for one of Europe's key emerging markets, the IMF says in its latest annual assessment of the country's economy.
Date: January 25, 2012 Type: HTML Size: 22 KB



2011

IMF Survey: Middle East Needs Jobs, Governance to Fulfill Promise of Arab Spring

Description: The Middle East needs more jobs, better governance, and a strong civil society in order for the transformation that began with the Arab Spring movement to thrive in the long term, panelists said at an IMF seminar.
Date: September 26, 2011 Type: HTML Size: 20 KB



2010

Finance and Development: December 2010

Description: International Monetary Fund. What's New; Site Map; Site Index; Contact Us;
Glossary. Search Search IMF Entire Site IMF Survey Magazine. ...
Date: December 01, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 29 KB

Lifting Euro Area Growth: Priorities for Structural Reforms and Governance; by Céline Allard and Luc Everaert with Anthony Annett, Ajai Chopra, Julio Escolano, Daniel Hardy, Martin Mühleisen, and Boriana Yontcheva; IMF Staff Position Note SPN/10/19; November 22, 2010.

Description: ... New governance projects, such as the drive for a more harmonized labor market ...
Country Report 10/85, http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres ...
Date: November 22, 2010 Type: PDF Size: 176 KB

IMF Survey: IMF Board Approves Far-Reaching Governance Reforms

Description: The IMF’s Executive Board approves far-reaching reforms of the way the IMF is run, a week before the Leaders of the Group of Twenty industrialized and emerging market economies are due to meet in Seoul, Korea, to discuss how best to strengthen the global recovery.
Date: November 05, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 19 KB

IMF Survey: G-20 Ministers Agree 'Historic' Reforms in IMF Governance

Description: Ministers of the Group of Twenty industrialized and emerging market economies agree on proposed reforms that will shift country representation at the IMF toward large, dynamic emerging market and developing countries. European members of the IMF’s Executive Board will make room for more emerging market representation.
Date: October 23, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 21 KB

Regional Economic Outlook: Europe -- Building Confidence, October 2010 -- Table of Contents

Description: The recovery in Europe continues, supported by strong policy action to contain sovereign debt problems in the euro area. In advanced Europe, lingering uncertainties and market pressures make for moderate and unequal growth, creating challenges for macroeconomic and financial sector policies. The REO also sheds light on the governance issues revealed by the crisis, arguing that better policy frameworks, in particular at the euro area level, promise a stronger Europe. For the first time, the REO devotes a separate chapter to the outlook for emerging Europe, where, after a deep recession, an export-led recovery is under way. However, the rebound is uneven across the region, and policymakers face the difficult challenge of dealing with the legacies of the crisis, while not hurting the recovery. Beyond the short term, the REO argues that the region will need to find new growth engines, as the capital inflows-driven and credit-fueled domestic demand boom needs to give way to more balanced growth. Indeed, the REO emphasizes that active fiscal policy and coordinated prudential measures are key to avoiding a repeat of the boom-bust cycle the region has just endured.
Date: October 20, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 31 KB

IMF Survey: IMF Pushes Reforms to Its Governance and Mandate

Description: As the world economy faces public debt concerns in many advanced economies and the lingering effects of the crisis, the IMF is pressing ahead with further reforms to make sure it continues to respond effectively to the needs of its 186 member countries. The IMF’s Reza Moghadam discusses strategic shifts in how the IMF works and engages with its member countries.
Date: June 08, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 25 KB

IMF Survey: IMF Urges Swift Action to Restore Confidence and Growth in Euro Area

Description: The current euro area crisis results from fiscally unsustainable policies in some countries, delayed repair of the financial system, insufficient progress in establishing discipline and flexibility for monetary union, and deficient governance, the IMF says in its regular review of the euro area.
Date: June 07, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 19 KB

Finance and Development: June 2010

Description: International Monetary Fund. What's New; Site Map; Site Index; Contact Us;
Glossary. Search Search IMF Entire Site IMF Survey Magazine. ...
Date: June 01, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 29 KB

Regional Economic Outlook: Europe -- Fostering Sustainability, May 2010 -- Table of Contents

Description: A weak and uneven recovery is underway in Europe. Macroeconomic policies still support the upswing and extraordinary measures are underway to address the sovereign crisis. Now policymakers face the difficult balancing act between continuing their support for the economy and establishing a credible path to policy normalization. Priorities are large medium-term fiscal consolidations and, in the financial area, a shift from systemic support to interventions in individual financial institutions. Structural weaknesses also need to be addressed, including the revamping of financial sector regulation and supervision, improvements in the functioning of products and labor markets, and filling gaps in the euro area’s fiscal governance. For emerging Europe, policies that facilitate a reorientation of the sources of growth toward the export sector and attract healthy capital inflows are key conditions to restart income convergence.
Date: May 11, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 23 KB

IMF Survey: Civil Society Meetings Mull IMF Governance, Post-Crisis Role

Description: The 2010 Spring Meetings played host to civil society events that were marked by record-high attendance—as well as substantive and constructive policy exchanges on topics ranging from IMF governance to Africa’s response to the global financial crisis.
Date: May 05, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 20 KB

IMF Survey: Africa Seeing Signs of Recovery After Global Crisis—IMF

Description: After getting through the global economic crisis relatively well, Africa must now address longer term challenges to the continent's future, including governance issues and climate change, to be able to press ahead with the region's economic transformation, says Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Date: March 08, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 22 KB

IMF Survey: IMF Chief Highlights Africa's Next Steps for Transformation

Description: After getting through the global economic crisis relatively well, Africa must now address longer term challenges to the continent's future, including governance issues and climate change, to be able to press ahead with the region's economic transformation, says Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Date: March 08, 2010 Type: HTML Size: 19 KB



2009

Governance and Fund Management in the Chinese Pension System; Gregorio Impavido, Yu-Wei Hu, and Xiaohong Li; IMF Working Paper 09/246; November 1, 2009

Description: ... Claimants, In John Piggott, Michael Orszag, and John Evans (eds): Pension
Fund Governance: a Global ... http://www.iwg-swf.org/pubs/gapplist.htm ...
Date: November 01, 2009 Type: PDF Size: 342 KB
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IMF Survey: IMF Countries Back Recovery Moves, Governance Reforms

Description: A key policy committee of the IMF, meeting in Istanbul with the world economy now on a recovery path, committed to maintaining stimulative policies until recovery is assured and backed moves to reform country representation at the 186-member Fund.
Date: October 04, 2009 Type: HTML Size: 19 KB

Governance Practices at Financial Regulatory and Supervisory Agencies; by Steven Seelig and Alicia Novoa; IMF Working Paper 09/135; July 1, 2009

Description: Page 1. Governance Practices at Financial Regulatory ... Department Governance
Practices at Financial Regulatory and Supervisory Agencies ...
Date: July 01, 2009 Type: PDF Size: 173 KB
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IMF Survey: IMF Invites Civil Society Input Into Governance Reform

Description: The IMF asks civil society organizations for input into proposals to reform the way the institution is governed. An independently run website will collate the input to IMF staff preparing governance reform papers for the IMF’s Executive Board and the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.
Date: June 26, 2009 Type: HTML Size: 18 KB

IMF Survey: IMF Examines Scope to Revamp Regulation to Prevent Crises

Description: Ahead of a series of international meetings on the global policy response to the world economic crisis, the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine examines the multiple facets of the recession and offers a variety of suggestions for strengthening regulation and governance to avert future crises.
Date: March 13, 2009 Type: HTML Size: 19 KB

Finance and Development: March 2009

Description: International Monetary Fund. ...
Date: March 01, 2009 Type: HTML Size: 29 KB

Finance & Development, March 2009 - A Tangled Web

Description: by Amar Bhattacharya - Everyone agrees on reforming the governance of financial markets, but who will do what remains unclear...
Date: March 01, 2009 Type: HTML Size: 32 KB



2008

IMF Survey: Future Role of IMF Debated As Financial Crisis Takes Toll

Description: Amid hectic meetings of world leaders trying to stem the collapse of the financial system, leading economists and politicians are debating the IMF's future role and governance in a reformed financial order.
Date: October 16, 2008 Type: HTML Size: 26 KB

Finance & Development, September 2008 - Dialogue Box

Description: By Antionette Sayeh, Domenico Lombardi, Kumi Naidoo, Andrew Kumbatira, Eveline Herfkens, Roy Cullen, Enrique V. Iglesias - Roads; Governance; National ownership; Investment in education; Delivering on promises to meet the MDGs; Tackling corruption; Boosting productivity...
Date: September 01, 2008 Type: HTML Size: 27 KB

Finance & Development, September 2008 - Improving the Effectiveness of Aid

Description: By Eckhard Deutscher and Sara Fyson - A proliferation of donors and projects has made the governance of aid more problematic...
Date: September 01, 2008 Type: HTML Size: 38 KB

Natural Resource Endowments, Governance, and the Domestic Revenue Effort: Evidence from a Panel of Countries; Fabian Bornhorst, Sanjeev Gupta, and John Thornton; IMF Working Paper 08/170; July 1, 2008

Description: Natural Resource Endowments, Governance, and the Domestic Revenue ...
eywords:hydrocarbon revenues; domestic revenue effort; governance ...
Date: July 01, 2008 Type: PDF Size: 84 KB
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Germany's Corporate Governance Reforms: Has the System Become Flexible Enough? by Jürgen Odenius; IMF Working Paper 08/179; July 1, 2008.

Description: Page 1. Germany's Corporate Governance ... Germany's Corporate Governance
Reforms: Has the System Become Flexible Enough? ...
Date: July 01, 2008 Type: PDF Size: 126 KB
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IMF Quota and Governance Publications

Description: On December 15, 2010, the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a package of far-reaching reforms of the Fund's quotas and governance. These reforms represent a major realignment in the ranking of quota shares that better reflects global realities, and a strengthening in the Fund’s legitimacy and effectiveness.
Date: June 13, 2008 Type: HTML Size: 23 KB

IMF Survey: Watchdog Releases Report on IMF Corporate Governance

Description: The IMF's watchdog has released a report calling for changes in the governance of the Fund and reorienting the job of the Executive Board toward a more supervisory role.
Date: May 28, 2008 Type: HTML Size: 24 KB

Do IMF Programs Improve Economic Governance? ; Jiro Honda; IMF Working Paper 08/114; May 1, 2008

Description: ... summarizes the relative merits and interpretation of available governance
indicators, including the WGI http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres ...
Date: May 01, 2008 Type: PDF Size: 459 KB
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IMF Survey: IMF Reform Secures Backing By Wide Margin

Description: The IMF's Board of Governors has adopted by a wide margin far-reaching reforms of the institution's governance, with members representing 93 percent of the voting power supporting a resolution to enhance the participation and voice of emerging market and developing countries.
Date: April 29, 2008 Type: HTML Size: 18 KB

Corporate Governance Reforms in the EU: Do They Matter and How?; Iryna Ivaschenko and Petya Koeva Brooks; IMF Working Paper 08/91; April 1, 2008

Description: WP/08/91 Corporate Governance Reforms in the EU: ... European Department
Corporate Governance Reforms in the EU: Do They Matter and How? ...
Date: April 01, 2008 Type: PDF Size: 320 KB
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IMF Survey: IMF Evaluates Its Involvement With Fragile States

Description: An IMF Executive Board discussion concluded that the Fund's engagement with fragile states, while broadly positive, left room for improvement. The Board supported a more gradual and systematic approach to economic reforms in countries affected by conflict and hampered by weak governance and limited capacities.
Date: April 01, 2008 Type: HTML Size: 18 KB



2007

IMF Survey: Global Governance: New Players, New Rules

Description: Global problems such as HIV/AIDS, trade disputes, climate change, and financial contagion require global solutions. A series of articles in the IMF's Finance & Development magazine asks whether today's global governance system is up to the job.
Date: December 21, 2007 Type: HTML Size: 17 KB

Global Governance: New Players, New Rules - Finance & Development, December 2007

Description: By James M. Boughton and Colin I. Bradford, Jr. - Why the 20th-century model needs a makeover.
Date: December 01, 2007 Type: HTML Size: 37 KB

IMF Staff Papers - Volume 54, Number 3, 2007 - Spending Seigniorage: Do Central Banks Have a Governance Problem? by Alain Ize

Description: Abstract: This paper reviews how central banks allocate seigniorage, based on systematic cross-country comparisons of their financial accounts. Central banks are classified as weak or strong, depending on their structural profitability. Weak central banks typically (although not exclusively)operate in smaller and less wealthy countries, lack independence from their governments, and are burdened by large nonperforming assets, compulsory transfers, and low capital. Notwithstanding their weak finances, these central banks tend to overspend with regard to their operating expenditures. Governance also appears to be a potential concern in many strong central banks, however, with operating expenditures often adjusting upward for high profitability and capital accumulation and downward for low profitability. Main policy implications are briefly reviewed. [JEL E58, G21, H11]...
Date: December 01, 2007 Type: HTML Size: 12 KB

Finance & Development, December 2007 - Contents - Volume 44 - Number 4

Description: 'Global Governance: Who's in Charge?' examines the challenges—financial, health, environmental, and trade—facing the international community in the 21st century and asks whether today';s system of global governance is equipped to cope with them. The lead article asserts that the system that served as a model for much of the 20th century is out of date, and it explores what needs to be done to strengthen it. Other articles on this theme look at the recent U.S. subprime market crisis, the differences between financial crises of the 19th and 20th centuries and what future crises will look like, the need for a stronger system of multilateral trade, and how global health threats can be handled. 'People in Economics' profiles Michael Kremer; 'Picture This' describes the changing aid landscape; 'Country Focus' spotlights the United Arab Emirates; and 'Straight Talk' examines the impact of high food prices. Also in this issue, articles examine development in Africa, and 'backcasting' data in Latin America.
Date: December 01, 2007 Type: HTML Size: 23 KB

IMF Research Bulletin December 2007

Description: ... 07/82 Banking Supervision: Quality and Governance Arnone, Marco; Darbar,
Salim M ... Bulletin are available at http://www.imf.org/ external/pubs/ft/irb ...
Date: December 01, 2007 Type: PDF Size: 139 KB
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