Policy Papers

Temporary Modification to the Fund's Annual Access Limits (July 2, 2020)
Dominant Currencies and External Adjustment (July 20, 2020)
Measuring Economic Welfare: What and How? (May 18, 2020)
The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges (May 13, 2020)
IMF Managing Director's Statement to the Development Committee, April 2020 (April 17, 2020)
Catastrophe Containment And Relief Trust—Approval Of Grant Assistance For Debt Service Relief (April 15, 2020)
Enhancing the Emergency Financing Toolkit—Responding To The COVID-19 Pandemic (April 9, 2020)
Public Sector Debt Definitions and Reporting in Low-Income Developing Countries (February 11, 2020)
The Evolution of Public Debt Vulnerabilities in Lower Income Economies (February 10, 2020)
Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries—2019(December 11, 2019) 
Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI)—Statistical Update (August 6, 2019)
The Revised EBA-Lite Methodology (July 3, 2019)
Building Resilience in Developing Countries Vulnerable to Large Natural Disasters (June 26, 2019)
Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust-Review of Interest Rate Structure (June 26, 2019)
A Strategy for IMF Engagement on Social Spending(June 14, 2019)
A Strategy for IMF Engagement on Social Spending: Case Studies (June 14, 2019)
Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries (March 22, 2018)
Guidance Note on the Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Framework for Low Income Countries (2018) (February 14, 2018)
Modifying the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT) Cumulative Borrowing Limit (February 8, 2018)
Review of the Debt Sustainability Framework for Low Income Countries: Proposed Reforms (October 2, 2017)
A Rebalancing Act for China and Africa: The Effects of China’s Rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s Trade and Growth (April 7, 2017)
Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity: What Can Africa Hope For? (April 7, 2017)
Staff Discussion Note: Macro-Structural Policies and Income Inequality in Low-Income Developing Countries (January 26, 2017)
Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low Income Developing Countries: 2016 (January 12, 2017)
Financing for Development: Enhancing the Financial Safety Net for Developing Countries---Further Considerations (November 29, 2016)
Presentation on Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries (February 12, 2016)
Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low Income Developing Countries: 2015 (November 19, 2015)
Staff Discussion Note: From Ambition to Execution: Policies in Support of Sustainable Development Goals on Policies in Support of SDGs (September 22, 2015)
The Role of the IMF in Supporting the Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda (August 17, 2015)
Financing for Development: Enhancing the Financial Safety Net for Developing Countries (July 8, 2015)
Financing for Development: Revisiting the Monterrey Consensus (July 8, 2015)
Staff Report: Eligibility to Use the Fund's Facilities for Concessional Financing 2015 (June 24, 2015)
Staff Report: Reform of the Fund's Policy on Poverty Reduction Strategies in Fund Engagement with LIC--Proposals (May 27, 2015)
Reform of the Policy on Public Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs (December 5, 2014)
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