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View Resource Aid Effectiveness Research: Assessing Aid

The latest in a series of World Bank Policy Research Reports, this major new report summarizes the findings of a multi-year research program on aid effectiveness. The 1990s has seen official Development Assistance fall by one-third in real terms. One of the reasons for this has been "a sense that aid does not work very well. Assessing Aid aims to understand when aid works and when it does not, so...

http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/612481468764422935...
View Resource Press Conference of Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF: IMF aid package to South Korea

On December 5, 1997, Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, gave a press conference on the IMF aid package to South Korea. The beginning of the financial crisis in South Korea can be traced to the collapse of Hanbo Steel Corp., the first in a string of large corporate failures in South Korea. This was followed by the decline in the value of the Korean won against the dollar in...

http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2015/09/28/04/54/tr97120...
View Resource The World Bank Annual Report 1997 (English)

The 1997 edition of this report, which chronicles the activities of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA) for the last fiscal year, discusses Bank programs, operations, financial highlights, and approved projects. Central to this report are the detailed regional progress reports. The full report, excluding the financial...

http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/652071468153843688...
View Resource IMF Approves SDR 15.5 Billion Stand-by Credit for Korea

The "IMF Approves SDR 15.5 Billion Stand-by Credit for Korea" details the aid package put together for Korea and provides a background of the events and the objectives of the aid package. The beginning of the financial crisis in South Korea can be traced to the collapse of Hanbo Steel Corp., the first in a string of large corporate failures in South Korea. This was followed by the decline in the...

http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2015/09/14/01/49/pr9755
View Resource IMF Loan for Russia

This week's In the News looks at the International Monetary Fund's recent lending agreement with Russia. The nine resources discussed offer commentary, news, analysis, and background information concerning the IMF's current economic package, and discuss the Russian economic crisis in general. A key player in the New Russian Federation's transition to a market economy, the IMF, agreed to ease...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/be/1998/0716
View Resource The World Bank Annual Report 1999 (English)

"Fiscal year 1999 (FY99) was a year of continued -- and formidable -- challenges," begins the World Bank Annual Report 1999. It goes on to list the financial crises in Brazil, Asia, and Russia and the natural disasters that struck the Caribbean, Asia, and Central America. And through it all, the World Bank was there. This report charts global economic progress and explains the World Bank's...

http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/282291468321230375...
View Resource A G7 Plan for Financial Reform

This week's In the News chronicles October 1998 Group of Seven (G7) action to remedy world financial crises. The ten resources discussed offer news, opinion, and policy responses from major world financial institutions. Following international criticism of IMF and World Bank measures to aid economies in crisis (described in the October 8, 1998 Scout Report for Business & Economics), the G7, or...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/be/1998/1105
View Resource Small States: Meeting the Challenges in the Global Economy

This 127-page report from the Commonwealth Secretariat/ World Bank Joint Task Force on Small States considers the unique development issues that affect the sovereign, developing small states of the world (states with a population of less than 1.5 million people). This report examines the ways in which small states differ from their larger counterparts, especially the large states that make...

http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/267231468763824990...
View Resource Poverty and Civil War: What Policymakers Need To Know

From Indonesia to Sierra Leone, civil war has massively disrupted existing economic and social structures. These countries are but two of the many across the world that are besieged with such problems, and this latest working paper from the Global and Economy Development Group within the Brookings Institution provides some detailed information on the relationship between poverty and civil war...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/poverty-and-civil-war-wha...
View Resource United Nations World Food Programme

The World Food Programme (WFP), which employs over 11,000 people to work in 75 countries around the world, is the single biggest food aid organization on earth. Since 1961, WFP has brought nutrition to hundreds of millions during times of war, natural disaster, and economic instability. The homepage is alive with information. Start with News About Hunger, which continually updates with stories...

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