Sierra Leone 2013 Article Iv Consultation And Request For A Three Year Arrangement Under The Extended Credit Facility

Author: International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 147552921X
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Sierra Leone 2013 Article Iv Consultation And Request For A Three Year Arrangement Under The Extended Credit Facility from the Author: International Monetary Fund. African Dept.. This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights that Sierra Leone has made significant progress in macroeconomic stabilization over the last five years. Real GDP growth averaged some 7 percent, driven by output expansion in agriculture, mining, and services; as well as the scaling-up of infrastructure investment. Nonetheless, important impediments to broad-based growth remain, including large infrastructure gaps, insufficient energy supply, and limited access to safe water and sanitation. Medium-term prospects are positive. Growth is projected to remain robust, mainly driven by iron ore production and continued high public investment; while inflation is expected to decline further as monetary and fiscal policies remain prudent.

Minerals Yearbook V 3 Area Reports International Review

Author: Mines Bureau
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9781411336698
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Minerals Yearbook V 3 Area Reports International Review from the Author: Mines Bureau. The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. The Yearbook contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. The Minerals Yearbook includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries. This volume of the Minerals Yearbook provides an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments in more than 175 foreign countries. Each report includes sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructure, and a summary outlook.

From Poverty To Power

Author: Duncan Green
Publisher: Oxfam
ISBN: 0855985933
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From Poverty To Power from the Author: Duncan Green. Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.

Exchange Rate Assessments

Author: Mr. Jaewoo Lee
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451932316
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Exchange Rate Assessments from the Author: Mr. Jaewoo Lee. The rapid increase in international trade and financial integration over the past decade and the growing importance of emerging markets in world trade and GDP have inspired the IMF to place stronger emphasis on multilateral surveillance, macro-financial linkages, and the implications of globalization. The IMF's Consultative Group on Exchange Rate Issues (CGER)--formed in the mid-1990s to provide exchange rate assessments for a number of advanced economies from a multilateral perspective--has therefore broadened its mandate to cover both key advanced economies and major emerging market economies. This Occasional Paper summarizes the methodologies that underpin the expanded analysis.

Yes Africa Can

Author: Punam Chuhan-Pole
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821387456
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Yes Africa Can from the Author: Punam Chuhan-Pole. Takes an in-depth look at twenty-six economic and social development successes in Sub-Saharan African countries, and addresses how these countries have overcome major developmental challenges.

Reconciliation After Violent Conflict

Author: David Bloomfield
Publisher: International Idea
Size: 58.47 MB
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Reconciliation After Violent Conflict from the Author: David Bloomfield. This handbook presents a range of tools that can be, and have been, employed in the design and implementation of reconciliation processes. Most of them draw on the experience of people grappling with the problems of past violence and injustice. There is no 'right answer' to the challenge of reconciliation, and so the handbook prescribes no single approach. Instead, it presents the options and methods, with their strengths and weaknesses evaluated, so that practitioners and policy-makers can adopt or adapt them, as best suits each specific context.

Export Import Theory Practices And Procedures

Author: Belay Seyoum
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0789034190
Size: 22.47 MB
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Export Import Theory Practices And Procedures from the Author: Belay Seyoum. Export-Import Theory, Practices, and Procedures is the first book on the market to truly serve the needs of the academic/professional audience, going beyond the usual soft coverage of international trade operations. Discussing theoretical issues in depth, such as the role of exports/imports in the global economy and pertinent regulatory and policy issues, this innovative text offers comprehensive explorations of import processes as well as export activities and incorporates the most relevant and current research information in these areas. New to this edition are important discussions of trends in regional integration agreements, international transfer pricing, terms of sale, US export regulations, export financing programs, and more Expanded coverage in this edition of topics such as taxation of international trade operations, export counseling, export channels of distribution, export sales contracts, transportation, import procedures and techniques and more Other topics include: Exploration of trade agreements such as the GATT/WTO, NAFTA, and the European Economic Community (EEC), and how they affect trade In-depth treatment of investment and intellectual property policies, rules on government procurements, safeguard, and services of NAFTA Documentation, risks, and different forms of insurance, as well as assessing the risks of foreign trade Price setting in international trade, export sales contracts, exchange rates, methods of payment for exporting and importing goods, the benefits and theories of countertrade, the entry process for imports, and import relief to domestic industry Export-Import Theory, Practices, and Procedures, Second Edition combines an innovative conceptual and theoretical approach, a deep and broad analytical treatment, and an engaging and accessible presentation style to offer one of the most useful textbooks on the market for students and practitioners alike. Further instructors' materials can be accessed via

Migration And Remittances During The Global Financial Crisis And Beyond

Author: Ibrahim Sirkeci
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821388274
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Migration And Remittances During The Global Financial Crisis And Beyond from the Author: Ibrahim Sirkeci. During the 2008 financial crisis, the possible changes in remittance-sending behavior and potential avenues to alleviate a probable decline in remittance flows became concerns. This book brings together a wide array of studies from around the world focusing on the recent trends in remittance flows. The authors have gathered a select group of researchers from academic, practitioner and policy making bodies. Thus the book can be seen as a conversation between the different stakeholders involved in or affected by remittance flows globally. The book is a first-of-its-kind attempt to analyze the effects of an ongoing crisis on remittance flows globally. Data analyzed by the book reveals three trends. First, The more diversified the destinations and the labour markets for migrants the more resilient are the remittances sent by migrants. Second, the lower the barriers to labor mobility, the stronger the link between remittances and economic cycles in that corridor. And third, as remittances proved to be relatively resilient in comparison to private capital flows, many remittance-dependent countries became even more dependent on remittance inflows for meeting external financing needs. There are several reasons for migration and remittances to be relatively resilient to the crisis. First, remittances are sent by the stock (cumulative flows) of migrants, not only by the recent arrivals (in fact, recent arrivals often do not remit as regularly as they must establish themselves in their new homes). Second, contrary to expectations, return migration did not take place as expected even as the financial crisis reduced employment opportunities in the US and Europe. Third, in addition to the persistence of migrant stocks that lent persistence to remittance flows, existing migrants often absorbed income shocks and continued to send money home. Fourth, if some migrants did return or had the intention to return, they tended to take their savings back to their country of origin. Finally, exchange rate movements during the crisis caused unexpected changes in remittance behavior: as local currencies of many remittance recipient countries depreciated sharply against the US dollar, they produced a sale effect on remittance behavior of migrants in the US and other destination countries.

Modern Diplomacy

Author: R. P. Barston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317860241
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Modern Diplomacy from the Author: R. P. Barston. Modern Diplomacy provides a comprehensive exploration of the evolution and concepts of the institution of diplomacy. This book equips students with a detailed analysis of important international issues that impact upon diplomacy and its relationship with international politics. The subject is bought ‘to life’ through the use of case studies and examples which highlight the working of contemporary diplomacy within the international political arena. Organised around five broad topic areas, including the nature of diplomacy, diplomatic methods and negotiation, the operation of diplomacy in specific areas and natural disasters and international conflict, the book covers all major topic areas of contemporary diplomacy.