IMFSurvey Magazine: Policy
June 17, 2016
Developing economic policymaking capacity in its member countries is one of the IMF’s most critical jobs—and a key means of preventing crises, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in Vienna, Austria.
April 27, 2016
The world’s economic leaders and stakeholders gathered at the 2016 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings to tackle today’s global challenges—a slowing economy, the refugee crisis, and other global risks to stability—and forge the path towards more sustainable solutions.
April 15, 2016
Efforts to deal with the current and unprecedented refugee crisis require a “bigger, bolder, and broader” approach the IMF’s Christine Lagarde told a seminar at the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.
April 14, 2016
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.
April 04, 2016
Life insurers in major advanced economies have contributed more risk to the financial system as a whole since the global financial crisis, according to new research by the International Monetary Fund.
March 22, 2016
A new IMF study finds that cultivating a more competitive business environment, fostering worker talent, and improving access to finance are key to boosting long-term economic prospects in the MENA region.
January 15, 2016
About a year after its inauguration, Oussama Kanaan, Director of the IMF’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait, talks about expanding the center’s training capacity to tackle rising global challenges.
June 02, 2016
The global financial crisis led to a broad rethink of macroeconomic and financial policies in the global academic and policy community. Eight months into the job as IMF Chief Economist, Maury Obstfeld reflects on the IMF’s role in this rethinking and in furthering economic and financial stability.
April 16, 2016
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.
April 15, 2016
Reforms to the structure of a country’s economy to make it more productive and boost long-term growth are among the toughest to achieve, given opposition from vested interests, the rise of populism, and competing views about which reforms to undertake, when, and how.
April 13, 2016
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.
April 04, 2016
Changes in emerging market asset prices explain over a third of the rise and fall in global equity prices and exchange rates, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund.
January 27, 2016
The entry into force of the 2010 IMF quota and governance reforms will reinforce the credibility, effectiveness, and legitimacy of the IMF. It marks a crucial step forward in efforts to strengthen the IMF’s governance.
January 14, 2016
Some of the world’s largest, most connected financial systems including the United Kingdom and Germany will undergo their mandatory five-year financial stability review by the International Monetary Fund in 2016.