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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
This paper analyzes the impact of economic development on the environment. The paper highlights that the environmental impact of the industrial process includes everything from the effects of withdrawing the inputs for industry from nature, through the effects of transforming the inputs into salable products, the effects of using the products, and the effects of disposing of what remains after the product no longer has an economic use. The heart of the problem is that almost none of these impacts of industrial processes can readily be costed.
International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

.4 million in ventures with a total cost amounting to $99.3 million. The investments were in a development finance company and in cement, flat and container glass, paper, textile, tourism, and synthetic fiber projects in seven countries. IFC Membership Increases The Democratic Republic of Congo and the Yemen Arab Republic joined IFC during the quarter, bringing membership to 94 countries and subscribed capital to $106,954,000. STAFF PAPERS Staff Papers is a publication through which the Fund makes available some of the studies on monetary and

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Bank. 1/ 1 = low, 6 = high. 23. Diversifying the growth base would help the economy better absorb macroeconomic volatility and increase growth potential . A concerted government approach is important to stimulate private sector development. Business environment . Improving the business environment is critical to attract foreign investment and foster sustainable growth. The World Bank’s Doing Business assessment would help identify reform priorities. The authorities could consider International Finance Corporation (IFC) membership to broaden private sector

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept
Tuvalu is a fragile micro state. The country’s remoteness, narrow production base, and weak banking sector constrain private sector activity, leaving public expenditure as the main source of growth. The DSA finds that Tuvalu remains at high risk of debt distress.
International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
This paper examines the export performance of developing countries. Taking any recent period, for example the past 15 years, the growth rate in export earnings for individual countries has varied from substantial year-to-year increases to absolute declines. Countries with growth rates as high as 13 percent per year include Greece, Jamaica, and Peru, while at the other end of the spectrum are Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay, whose export earnings declined in absolute terms.