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Jan 8, 2013
In recent months, the cost of basic staples has increased sharply, leaving many low-income countries struggling to buy food for their populations. What can poor countries can do to protect their people from surging food prices?
Jan 8, 2013
De nombreux écueils économiques vont de pair avec l'abondance de ressources naturelles dans un pays : hyperinflation, «syndrome hollandais» ou volatilité des cours des produits de base. Mais il y a aussi des risques politiques. Un politologue explique pourquoi les considérations politiques sont aussi importantes que les facteurs économiques.
Jan 8, 2013
Voici plus d’un demi-siècle, que le produit intérieur brut sert de principal indicateur du progrès d’un pays. Or, selon Joseph Stiglitz, le PIB ne rend pas compte du bien-être général. Le prix Nobel plaide pour une croissance plus solidaire.
Jan 8, 2013
Since the global financial crisis, youth unemployment has risen rapidly. Worldwide, the rate of unemployment among people aged 15–24 years old, stands at over 13 percent, according to the International Labor Organization. In Africa, the problem is particularly acute. In this podcast, we explore the causes and the policies which could help.
Jan 8, 2013
Over the last decade, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced much higher growth than in the past. But have those gains been shared equally by all? Two Fund economists discuss how far economic growth in Africa has improved the lives of the poor.
Jan 8, 2013
Depuis une dizaine d'années, de nombreux pays d'Afrique subsaharienne connaissent une croissance plus dynamique que par le passé. Mais les fruits de cette croissance sont-ils partagés équitablement? Deux économistes du FMI examinent le rapport entre la croissance économique et l' amélioration du sort des plus démunis.
Jan 8, 2013
تشهد منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا تغيرات ديناميكية بسبب الفساد والفروق الكبيرة في مستويات المعيشة وارتفاع معدلات التضخم والبطالة وعدم توجيه الموارد بكفاءة لتحسين أحوال الفئات الأقل دخلا. من وجهة نظر الدكتور أحمد النجار يمكن معالجة بعض هذه المشكلات في مصر عن طريق إصلاح نظام الدعم السلعي، وزيادة التشغيل وتحسين بيئة الأعمال.
Jan 8, 2013
The IMF is optimistic about the prospects for Sub-Saharan Africa, and expects regional growth to be around 5 percent in the coming year. But commodity price swings, inflation and the risk of a global downturn threaten this outlook. The Director of the IMF's Africa Department identifies the latest key economic trends in the region and how they will affect its people.
Jan 8, 2013
Le FMI voit avec optimisme les perspectives de l'Afrique subsaharienne et prévoit un taux de croissance d'environ 5 % pour l'année prochaine. Les fluctuations des cours des matières premières, l'inflation et le risque de ralentissement de l'économie mondiale pèsent toutefois sur ces perspectives.
Jan 8, 2013
The IMF has opened a new technical assistance center in Mauritius which will allow member countries in southern Africa to leverage IMF know-how. The opening of "Afritac" is in response to growing demand for IMF expertise.
Jan 8, 2013
There are many economic pitfalls associated with being a resource-rich country: high inflation, Dutch disease, and volatile commodity prices, to name a few. But there are also political dangers. A top political scientist explains why political factors are as important as the economic.
Jan 8, 2013
La découverte de pétrole au large du Ghana en 2007 avait soulevé un vent d'optimisme dans le pays. Mais le Ghana était également déterminé à ne pas devenir la proie de la corruption et des conflits dans lesquels d'autres pays pétroliers s'étaient enlisés. Alors, quatre ans plus tard, où en est ce pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest ?
Jan 8, 2013
The discovery of oil off the coast of Ghana back in 2007 was met with joy in the country. But Ghana was also determined not to fall victim to the corruption and conflict which has bedeviled other oil-rich countries. So, four years on, how much progress has this west African country made?
Jan 8, 2013
For over half a century, gross domestic product has been used as the single most important measure of a country's progress. But, according to Joseph Stiglitz, GDP fails to reflect a nation's overall well-being. The Nobel laureate argues for more inclusive growth.
Jan 8, 2013
L'inégalité des revenus reste élevée dans les pays émergents et ceux à faibles revenus. La dépendance à quelques matières premières tend à exacerber cette inégalité. Francois Bourguignon nous explique pourquoi il faut se soucier de la répartition inégale de la richesse dans une société.
Jan 8, 2013
Severe droughts, combined with an increase in the global prices for basic staples, have led to desperate food shortages in the Horn of Africa. In this podcast, Josette Sheeran, the head of the United Nations World Food Program describes the conditions she witnessed during her recent visit to the region.
Jan 8, 2013
Low-income countries rich in natural resources have performed worse economically than might be expected, falling prey to conflict, corruption, or overdependence on that resource. Paul Collier, a leading academic in the field of development, believes countries can learn from the past to successfully ride "the commodity tiger."
Jan 8, 2013
Selon l'Organisation internationale du travail, le taux de chômage global parmi les jeunes de 15 à 24 est de plus de 13 %. En Afrique, le chômage et le sous-emploi sont particulièrement aigus. Dans ce podcast, nous explorons les causes de ces problèmes et les politiques qui pourraient contribuer à les atténuer.
Jan 8, 2013
In recent years, commodity prices have surged and fallen dramatically. To try and help low-income countries who have been hit hard by this volatility, the IMF has developed a new tool to anticipate the impact of price fluctuations.
Jan 8, 2013
Ces dernières années, le prix des matières premières a des airs de montagnes russes: il monte à des niveaux record avant de retomber brutalement. Récemment, le FMI a développé un nouvel outil qui permet d'anticiper l'impact des fluctuations de prix.
Jan 8, 2013
After years of falling tax revenues and increasing spending, governments are now facing the prospect of having to slash, often record, deficits
Jan 8, 2013
Dilip Ratha, a leading economist on migration, looks at the contribution made by overseas Africans.
Jan 8, 2013
Chaque année, des milliards de dollars provenant d’activités délictueuses sont «blanchis».
Jan 8, 2013
Severe droughts are gripping the Horn of Africa, leaving millions needing emergency assistance. Antoinette Sayeh, director of the Africa Department at the IMF, speaks about the Fund's response to the crisis.
Jan 8, 2013
De graves sécheresses ont saisi la Corne de l'Afrique, laissant des millions de personnes en grave besoin d'assistance. Masood Ahmed, directeur régional au FMI, parle de la réponse du FMI face à cette crise.
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