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IFC Press Releases

Beijing, December 17, 2015—IFC, a

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Beijing, December 17, 2015—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is hosting a training seminar for Chinese market regulators and banking professionals to raise corporate-governance standards among Chinese listed companies with the aim of improving their performance and hence attractiveness fo

IMF News

Statement by an IMF Mission on Iraq

11 hours 27 min ago

IMF Staff Reaches Staff-level Agreement with Togo on an Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

1 day 6 hours ago

Online press briefing on the release of release of the Staff Report on Egypt’s request for and IMF Extended Fund Facility

1 day 7 hours ago

IMF Video: Press Conference on Egypt

1 day 12 hours ago

Transcript of the Press Conference on Key Economic Developments in Saudi Arabia

1 day 16 hours ago

Why Do Bank-Dependent Firms Bear Interest-Rate Risk?

2 days 38 min ago
Working Paper No. 17/3

Benefits of Global and Regional Financial Integration in Latin America

2 days 38 min ago
Working Paper No.17/1

Korea’s Challenges Ahead—Lessons from Japan’s Experience

2 days 38 min ago
Working Paper No. 17/2

Arab Republic of Egypt : Request for Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Arab Republic of Egypt

2 days 38 min ago
Country Report No. 17/17

Republic of Poland : Arrangement Under the Flexible Credit Line and Cancellation of the Current Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director and Alternate Executive Director for the Republic of Poland

2 days 38 min ago
Country Report No. 17/18

IMF Video: Press conference on Saudi Arabia

2 days 8 hours ago

IMF Research Bulletin, December 2016

2 days 12 hours ago

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

2 days 14 hours ago

Asia in 2017 and Beyond: Prepare for the Unexpected by Building Resilience

2 days 21 hours ago

Kuwait : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

3 days 38 min ago
Country Report No. 17/15

Kuwait : Selected Issues

3 days 38 min ago
Country Report No. 17/16

Book Launch: Modernizing China—Investing in Soft Infrastructure

3 days 3 hours ago

Transcript of a Press Briefing On Update Of The World Economic Outlook

3 days 9 hours ago

World Economic Outlook Update, January 2017: A Shifting Global Economic Landscape

3 days 11 hours ago

IMF Video: World Economic Outlook Update Press Briefing

3 days 12 hours ago

IMF Video: World Economic Oulook Update, January 2017

3 days 14 hours ago

IMF Executive Board Approves New Two-Year €8.24 Billion Flexible Credit Line Arrangement for Poland

6 days 8 hours ago

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Estonia

6 days 15 hours ago

People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

1 week 5 hours ago
Country Report No. 17/12

People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

1 week 5 hours ago
Country Report No. 17/11

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation Discussions with People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

1 week 6 hours ago

IMF Video: Modernizing China Book Preview

1 week 7 hours ago

IMF Video: Modernizing China Book Teaser

1 week 7 hours ago

IMF Video: Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, IMF Communications Department

1 week 10 hours ago

Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries - 2016

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International Monetary Fund Press Briefing

1 week 14 hours ago

IMF Executive Board Discusses Macroeconomic Prospects and Challenges in LIDCs

1 week 14 hours ago

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles, and Approves US$4.4 Million Disbursement

1 week 1 day ago

Rwanda : First Review of the Standby Credit Facility Arrangement and Sixth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument, Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance and Assessment Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report

1 week 1 day ago
Country Report No. 17/8

Austria Adheres to the International Monetary Fund's Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus

1 week 2 days ago

Uganda : Seventh Review Under the Policy Support Instrument-Press Release; and Staff Report

1 week 2 days ago
Country Report No. 17/7

IMF Executive Board Completes the Seventh Review Under the Policy Support Instrument for Uganda

1 week 2 days ago

IMF Executive Board Completes the Fifth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument for Tanzania

1 week 3 days ago

IMF Video: A Conversation with the Managing Director and Thomas Friedman: The Machine, The Market, and Mother Nature

1 week 3 days ago

Addressing the Debate over the Economic Impact of Migration Remarks for the Conference on “Can Migration Work for All in Europe?”

1 week 3 days ago

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth PSI Review and First Review Under the Standby Credit Facility for Rwanda

1 week 6 days ago

OECD News - Corruption

2017 OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum

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The 2017 OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum will tackle issues related to fair competition and economic growth, the inequality gap, a level playing field for business, the public interest in policy making and trust in government and politics

OECD News - Development

International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean

32 weeks 6 days ago
The theme of the 2016 Forum taking place in Paris on 3 June is "New Challenges and Innovative Partnerships in a Shifting World". Key issues on the agenda include redefining partnerships to support inclusive and sustainable growth, and innovative policies to increase productivity and tackle inequalities.

OECD Forum 2016: Productive economies, Inclusive societies

33 weeks 2 days ago
Forum 2016, entitled Productive economies, Inclusive societies will be organised around the 3 cross-cutting themes of the OECD Week: inclusive growth and productivity, innovation and the digital economy, and international collaboration for implementing international agreements (COP21 and the Sustainable Development Goals) and standards (BEPS and automatic exchange of information).

How to reach the Sustainable Development Goals? We need a GPS

33 weeks 6 days ago
With the Sustainable Development Goals, the world has set itself ambitious targets for the next 15 years. But ambition will also be essential if we are to collect and process the data needed for monitoring the goals. Thanks to more than half a century of experience, the OECD is well-placed to support this global project.

Africa’s choice: Business-as-usual or a green agenda?

34 weeks 1 day ago
The Paris Agreement on climate change signals the end of business as usual for energy industries. For the first time in history more than 150 developed and developing countries have promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But how binding are these agreements? And do they provide impetus for local action in Africa?

It’s up to us all to end child labour

34 weeks 2 days ago
A young boy named Kalu, who had been rescued from a carpet-weaving unit in Bihar, once raised a compelling and very significant question when he met then-President Bill Clinton. In conversation with the President, Kalu politely inquired about his plans and policies with regard to the world’s children and their condition.

Africa: Economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016

34 weeks 3 days ago
How Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, says the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings.

The OECD at the World Humanitarian Summit

34 weeks 3 days ago
The World Humanitarian Summit will be held in Istanbul on 23-24 May. The purpose of the summit is to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action to collectively address future humanitarian challenges.

Fighting poverty means fighting sexism

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Nowhere in the world do women have as many opportunities as men, whether those opportunities are economic, social or political. If we’re going to make our commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) count, we have to start here.

OECD News - Economy

The Walking Dead? Zombie Firms and Productivity Performance in OECD Countries

1 week 1 day ago
This paper explores the extent to which “zombie” firms – defined as old firms that have persistent problems meeting their interest payments – are stifling labour productivity performance.

Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, January 2017

1 week 1 day ago
Stronger signals of growth momentum picking-up in several major OECD economies

Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia

1 week 1 day ago
Malaysia has followed a comparatively equitable development path, largely eliminating absolute poverty and greatly reduced ethnic inequality.

Boosting productivity in Malaysia

1 week 1 day ago
Productivity growth is essential to providing sustainable increases in living standards. Malaysia has reached a development stage where growth needs to be driven more by productivity gains than the sheer accumulation of capital and labour inputs.

Malaysia’s economic success story and challenges

1 week 1 day ago
Malaysia has sustained over four decades of rapid, inclusive growth, reducing its dependence on agriculture and commodity exports to become a more diversified, modern and open economy.

Mexico: Reforms are starting to bear fruit, but further action is needed to boost productivity and ensure more inclusive growth, OECD says

1 week 2 days ago
Ambitious structural reforms and sound macroeconomic policies have strengthened the resilience of the Mexican economy despite a complex national scenario and challenging global conditions, but more can be done to boost productivity and ensure that growth is inclusive enough to achieve better living conditions for all, according to a new report from the OECD.

Contributions to GDP growth: third quarter 2016, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD

1 week 2 days ago
Stockbuilding pushes OECD GDP growth up to 0.5% in the third quarter of 2016

OECD News - Finance

Malaysia’s economic success story and challenges

1 week 1 day ago
Malaysia has sustained over four decades of rapid, inclusive growth, reducing its dependence on agriculture and commodity exports to become a more diversified, modern and open economy.

World Trade Organization - News

Mozambique ratifies the Trade Facilitation Agreement

1 week 6 days ago
Mozambique has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), making it the 105th WTO member to do so. Only five more ratifications from members are needed to bring the TFA into force.

Nominations for Director-General closed; Azevêdo confirmed as sole candidate

2 weeks 1 day ago
General Council Chairperson, Ambassador Harald Neple of Norway, informed WTO members on 4 January that no further nominations for the position of Director-General had been received by the deadline of 31 December 2016 and that the incumbent Director-General, Roberto Azevêdo, is therefore the only candidate for the role. Director-General Azevêdo confirmed his willingness to serve a second term in the role in a letter to WTO members on 3 November 2016 at the outset of the selection process. DG Azevêdo’s current term comes to an end on 31 August 2017.

Ghana ratifies the Trade Facilitation Agreement

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Ghana has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), making it the 104th WTO member to do so. Only six more ratifications from members are needed to bring the TFA into force.

Founded in 2000, the Parliamentary Network is an independent, non-governmental organization that provides a platform for Parliamentarians from over 140 countries to advocate for increased accountability and transparency in development cooperation. Jeremy Lefroy is the current Chair of the Parliamentary Network.

 

The Network – via its international secretariat, regional chapters and country chapters – reaches over 1000 Parliamentarians in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. It strives to increase transparency and accountability in the development cooperation process by fostering the oversight role of parliaments and civil society. The Network has a specific focus on multilateral aid and a sub-focus on the work and modus operandi of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the world’s largest multilateral funders.

 

It provides a platform for MPs and civil society to hold to account their own governments, as well as International Financial Institutions (IFIs), for development outcomes.

Membership is free of charge and open to elected parliamentarians who currently hold a mandate. As a member, you will receive The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s policy materials, including the quarterly Network Review publication and the Parliamentarians and Development series.

You will also be eligible to attend the Annual Conference and participate in discussions with senior World Bank and IMF leadership. You can also be invited to take part in the Parliamentarians in the Field country visit programme.
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