IMF paper examines driving factors behind reforms


A working paper published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on September 21 finds IMF training is more effective than technical assistance in encouraging structural economic reforms.

The authors, Rabah Arezki, Marc Quintyn and Frederik Toscani, say IMF training delivered to a "significant portion" of civil servants leads countries to pursue greater structural reforms, though only through IMF programmes. The median amount of training corresponds to roughly 200 officials being trained, and

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