Staff Guidance Note on the Fund's Engagement with Small Developing States


Date: March 24, 2014
 
Electronic Access: Full Text

 
Summary:This note highlights the unique economic characteristics and constraints facing small developing states. It provides operational guidance on Fund engagement with such countries, including on how small country size might influence the use of Fund facilities and instruments, program design, capacity building activities, and collaboration with other institutions and donors. The guidance note draws on the March 2013 Board papers on small states and the associated Executive Board discussion. The findings of the paper and implications for Fund engagement with small states were presented to small states authorities during the 2013 Annual Meetings, as well as in regional IMF conferences with small states in the Bahamas (September 2013) and Vanuatu (November 2013).

 
Series : Policy Paper
Subject(s): Developing countries | Small states | Economic growth | External shocks | Fiscal sustainability | Debt sustainability | Surveillance | Fund role