IMFSurvey Magazine: Policy
October 01, 2015
In response to continued high demand from its membership across the globe, the IMF has increased its spending on capacity development for the fifth straight year and expanded its training program worldwide, according to the IMF’s latest Annual Report, released October 1.
September 30, 2015
Policymakers will need to strengthen policies to address current challenges and help lead the world economy to recovery, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a speech at the Council of the Americas.
September 29, 2015
Debt levels of firms in emerging market economies have risen, particularly in construction, and oil and gas, due to low interest rates in advanced economies, as well as other global factors, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund.
September 22, 2015
Countries should drive their own development, but working together, the international community can turn the picture of sustainable development envisaged by the SDGs from aspiration into reality, says IMF Chief Lagarde.
September 18, 2015
As part of continued efforts to engage with parliamentarians from across the world, the IMF cohosted a forum for Members of Parliament from across Central Asia and the Caucasus to exchange views on the economic issues facing the region.
July 08, 2015
The IMF approved a package of proposals to enhance financial support and intensify its policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building in strategic areas to better assist developing countries in their pursuit of the post-2015 SDGs.
July 01, 2015
A focus on inclusive politics, effective governance, and fiscal health offers a way to overcome fragility in sub-Saharan Africa, an IMF staff report says. Still, given the multiple sources of fragility, fragile countries find it very difficult to build resilience, the study adds.
April 18, 2015
As the United Nations prepares to adopt its new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) later this year, IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, at the Spring Meetings debate, addressed concerns that the goals may be too ambitious.
September 29, 2015
The level of liquidity in financial markets has not shown a marked decline in most asset classes; however, low interest rates may be masking an erosion of its underlying resilience, according to new research from the IMF.
September 25, 2015
The appropriate design of fiscal policies can mitigate income inequality, without hurting growth, or even while increasing it, according to a recently published IMF book, Inequality and Fiscal Policy.
September 21, 2015
Monetary policy should stick to its core mandate of price stability, and should deviate from its traditional role only if the benefits to the economy outweigh the costs, according to a new study from the International Monetary Fund.
July 23, 2015
Accommodative monetary policies in systemic advanced economies can have a positive impact on economic activity in other countries, according to a new IMF analysis on the “spillover” impact of policies on other economies.
July 07, 2015
Banks in the United States appear healthier and stronger than five years ago, but they are also bigger and more interconnected, and new risks have emerged in financial institutions like mutual funds and insurance companies, according to the IMF’s latest in-depth assessment of the world’s largest financial system.
June 30, 2015
Amid a recovery from the financial crisis that continues to disappoint and growing fear that the global economy is entering a prolonged period of mediocre growth, a new IMF study says that fiscal policy can actually lift potential growth.
April 24, 2015
The IMF develops a new framework for determining the appropriate level of international reserves held by its member countries, emphasizing the need to take account of the specific needs of different types of economies. In addition to important benefits, reserves also have costs.
April 17, 2015
Having worked for years to tame inflation, the world’s central banks are now facing an increasing challenge to reawaken it. In a Spring Meetings seminar, top economists discussed the causes of low inflation, the tools to raise it and implications for global currency movements.
April 09, 2015
To prevent a period of protracted low growth from taking hold, policymakers should work together to pick up the pace of the recovery and create more growth now and in the future, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a speech at the Atlantic Council on April 9.