This publication highlights key outcomes of the work of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme from 2005-2007, including reforms achieved to date in investment policies and promotion, corporate governance, financial-sector development, and tax policies. It also contains information on the Programme’s activities, highlighting business-climate developments in MENA countries.
How effective is aid at helping developing countries eradicate poverty? In March 2005, more than 100 countries made a firm commitment in the Paris Declaration to measure their success, or failure, in making aid more effective.
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The purpose of this evaluation is to examine technical assistance (TA) provided by the IMF to its member countries and to derive operational recommendations that can enhance the contribution of TA to the overall IMF mandate. The stated objectives of IMF TA were defined in the most recent policy statement on the subject. “In accord with the IMF's first Article of Agreement, the objective of the IMF's TA program is to contribute to the