The Implications of Fund Supported Adjustment Programs for Poverty: Experiences in Selected Countries by International Monetary Fund

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The Implications of Fund Supported Adjustment Programs for Poverty: Experiences in Selected Countries

This paper presents a study that examines the impact on poverty groups of the policy measures adopted under IMF-supported adjustment programs in seven countries. It examines the implications for various poverty groups of broad objectives, targets, and policies of the programs in the specific economic settings of the countries concerned. The paper describes the methodology used in the study, and summarizes the results of the study with regard to the distributional implications of the principal macroeconomic policy instruments adopted in connection with the programs.

Publisher: International Monetary Fund ISBN: 9781462329397 Pages: 52