Issues Briefs List 2000
These briefs are prepared by IMF staff for public information and as a contribution to debate on issues of topical interest.
|Policies for Faster Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Role of the IMF -- An IMF Issues Brief After two decades of economic stagnation and little progress in poverty reduction, the seeds of an economic renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa, with faster growth and less poverty, have been sown in recent years. This Issues Brief, after reviewing recent economic developments, outlines the key policy issues that countries in the region will need to address and the contribution that the international community, including the IMF, will need to make to build on recent gains and establish a virtuous cycle of sustained high-quality growth.||December 01, 2000|
|The IMF and Environmental Issues -- An IMF Issues Brief Describes the IMF’s particular role concerning environmental issues and provides specific country examples, which illustrate the nature of Fund advice in this area.||April 13, 2000|
|Globalization: Threat or Opportunity? An IMF Issues Brief Offers an overview of some aspects of globalization and aims to identify ways in which countries can tap the gains of this process, while remaining realistic about its potential and its risks.||April 12, 2000|
|Debt Relief, Globalization, and IMF Reform: Some Questions and Answers -- An IMF Issues Brief ||April 12, 2000|
|IMF Reform: Change and Continuity -- An IMF Issues Brief The international community has confronted enormous economic challenges, including the need to deal with turbulence in emerging markets, to assist countries making the transition from central planning to a market economy, and to promote growth and poverty reduction in the poorest countries. These challenges have led to a worldwide debate about reform of the international monetary and financial system, as well as reform of the IMF.||April 12, 2000|