The Role of the IMF in Low-Income Countries: Recent issues

Domenico Lombardi

Published: December 2007

The question of whether the IMF should effectively engage with its low-income member countries has recently generated a wide debate among development economists, policymakers, and advocates from nongovernmental organizations. This note elaborates on the important role that the IMF can play in its lowincome member countries, points to some current problems with the Fund's engagement with these countries, and suggests avenues for future improvement.

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