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Finance, Development, and the IMF
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Finance, Development, and the IMF

James M. Boughton and Domenico Lombardi


This book provides an assessment of the role of the International Monetary Fund in poor countries. In recent years, a large portion of the work of the IMF has focused on the economies of low-income countries by aiming to create conditions conducive to poverty reduction and stable economic growth. More than two fifths of the IMF's 185 members are low-income countries and many others have substantial pockets of poverty in their populations. Since economic development and the reduction of poverty are the most important economic challenges that these countries face, how can the IMF best help them? ... More

Keywords: aid, conditionality, development, donors, evaluation, governance, growth, IMF, IMF reform, lending

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199239863
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James M. Boughton, editor
Historian of the International Monetary Fund and Assistant Director in the Policy Development and Review Department of the IMF

Domenico Lombardi, editor
President, The Oxford Institute for Economic Policy (OXONIA)