Sierra Leone Ad Hoc Review Under The Extended Credit Facility Arrangement And Request For Augmentation Of Access And Modification Of Performance Criteria And Financing Assurances Review Staff Report Press Release And Statement By The Executive Director For Sierra Leone

Author: International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498398146
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Sierra Leone Ad Hoc Review Under The Extended Credit Facility Arrangement And Request For Augmentation Of Access And Modification Of Performance Criteria And Financing Assurances Review Staff Report Press Release And Statement By The Executive Director For Sierra Leone from the Author: International Monetary Fund. African Dept.. KEY ISSUES Background. The Ebola outbreak that started in one district in late May has spread to the entire country, overwhelming already weak institutions and ill-equipped medical facilities. At end-August, over 1000 people were infected and more than a third had died from the disease. The country’s social and economic fabric is also adversely affected by the epidemic. Economic growth has slowed, inflationary pressures have intensified, and new balance of payments and fiscal financing needs have emerged. The epidemic has heightened food insecurity and impacted livelihoods for a large portion of the population, generating additional distress for vulnerable groups. The program. In October 21, 2013, the Executive Board approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Sierra Leone totaling SDR 62.2 million (60 percent of quota). The first review under the program was completed on June 19, 2014. Preliminary indications are that performance under the program is on track, in spite of weaknesses in budget execution at end-June. The authorities’ requests. In the attached letter of intent, the Sierra Leone authorities are requesting an Ad Hoc review under the ECF arrangement, and an augmentation of access in an amount equivalent to 25 percent of quota (SDR 25.925 million), in a single disbursement. These resources, together with contributions from other donors will help cover balance of payments and budgetary financing needs generated by the Ebola epidemic. The authorities are also requesting a modification of end-December 2014 performance criteria on net domestic bank credit to the central government, and on net domestic assets of the central bank. Safeguard assessment. A safeguards assessment of the Bank of Sierra Leone (BoSL) was completed in March 2014. The BoSL is taking steps to strengthen its safeguards framework and staff is monitoring implementation of the recommendations from the assessment. Staff views. Staff supports the completion of the Ad Hoc review, and the authorities’ requests.

Imf Financial Operations 2016

Author: International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1475551886
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Imf Financial Operations 2016 from the Author: International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.. IMF Financial Operations 2016 provides a broad introduction to how the IMF fulfills its mission through its financial activities. It covers the financial structure and operations of the IMF and also provides background detail of the financial statements for the IMF's activities during the most recent financial year. This publication (currently in its third edition) updates a previous report entitled Financial Organization and Operations of the IMF, first published in 1986 and last issued in 2001 (the sixth edition). That 2001 report reflected the seismic shifts in the global economy and in the IMF's structure and operations that occurred after the fall of the Soviet Union and the various currency and financial crises of the 1990s. This revised and updated report covers more recent developments, including reform of the IMF’s income model, measures taken in response to the global financial crisis of 2007–09, and the institutional reforms aimed at ensuring that the IMF's governance structure evolves in line with developments in the global economy.

Business Professional Ethics For Directors Executives Accountants

Author: Leonard J. Brooks
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0324594550
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Business Professional Ethics For Directors Executives Accountants from the Author: Leonard J. Brooks. Delivering real-world examples of ethical issues in the workplace, BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVES & ACCOUNTANTS, 5E, equips students with the strategies needed to make the most ethical decisions possible--no matter what the situation. The text examines the background and nature of the new stakeholder-support era of corporate and professional accountability and governance, offering valuable insights into the development of sound patterns of behavior on the part of directors, executives, and accountants. More than 80 current cases and key readings provide an interesting, challenging, and practical learning experience. Intriguing real-world situations equip students with an understanding of appropriate values, ethical pitfalls, applicable codes of conduct, and sound ethical reasons where codes do not apply. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: George Brizan
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Grenada from the Author: George Brizan. On 19 October 1983, the Caribbean island of Grenada captured international headlines when revolutionary Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and many of his colleagues were killed, in a confrontation resulting in American intervention. This text examines past turmoil in Grenada by focusing on six episodes in the island`s history, including: the European destruction of the first Amerindian inhabitants; the rebellion against the rule of the French and then the British colonialists; the disgrace of Gairy; and the demise of Maurice Bishop and the PRG. The book shows how the socio-economic and political background to each conflict holds the key to its resolution and asks whether Grenadians can now become masters of their own destiny, rather than subject to external agencies and groups.

Adjustment With A Human Face Protecting The Vulnerable And Promoting Growth

Author: Giovanni Andrea Cornia
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press
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Adjustment With A Human Face Protecting The Vulnerable And Promoting Growth from the Author: Giovanni Andrea Cornia. Following three decades of progress, improvements in the welfare of children and other vulnerable groups worldwide began to falter in the mid-1970s. World recession, and in particular the debt crisis in Latin America and African famine, have seriously affected economic development programs in less developed countries. At the same time, however, large-scale health programs have had a noticeable impact. This study both illustrates the extent of the current crisis and points to the successes to show how welfare policies can--and must--become part of national planning even when the economy is in crisis.

Legacies Of British Slave Ownership

Author: Catherine Hall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316061248
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Legacies Of British Slave Ownership from the Author: Catherine Hall. This book re-examines the relationship between Britain and colonial slavery in a crucial period in the birth of modern Britain. Drawing on a comprehensive analysis of British slave-owners and mortgagees who received compensation from the state for the end of slavery, and tracing their trajectories in British life, the volume explores the commercial, political, cultural, social, intellectual, physical and imperial legacies of slave-ownership. It transcends conventional divisions in history-writing to provide an integrated account of one powerful way in which Empire came home to Victorian Britain, and to reassess narratives of West Indian 'decline'. It will be of value to scholars not only of British economic and social history, but also of the histories of the Atlantic world, of the Caribbean and of slavery, as well as to those concerned with the evolution of ideas of race and difference and with the relationship between past and present.

Gunboat Democracy

Author: Russell Crandall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742550483
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Gunboat Democracy from the Author: Russell Crandall. In this balanced and thought-provoking study, Russell Crandall examines the American decision to intervene militarily in three key episodes in American foreign policy: the Dominican Republic, Grenada, and Panama. Drawing upon previously classified intelligence sources and interviews with policymakers, Crandall analyzes the complex deliberations and motives behind each intervention and shows how the decision to intervene was driven by a perceived threat to American national security. By bringing together three important cases, Gunboat Democracy makes it possible to interpret and compare these examples and study the political systems left in the wake of intervention. Particularly salient in today's foreign policy arena, this work holds important lessons for questions of regime change and democracy by force.

Buxton Spice

Author: Oonya Kempadoo
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807083710
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Buxton Spice from the Author: Oonya Kempadoo. Lula grows up in a racially mixed family in the peaceful village of Tamarind Grove, Guyana, during the 1970s, until the repressive regime of Guyana's dictator spreads its tentacles into the town as tensions among the villagers begin to fester. A first novel. Reprint.

Rotten Pomerack

Author: Merle Collins
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781853815560
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Rotten Pomerack from the Author: Merle Collins.