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Closing Gender Gaps in India: Does Increasing Womens' Access to Finance Help?

Closing Gender Gaps in India: Does Increasing Womens' Access to Finance Help? »

Volume/Issue: 2018/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Purva Khera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484377468.001

ISBN: 9781484377468

Keywords: Discrimination, India, Asia and Pacific, gender inequality, informality, DSGE, Indian economy, Bayesian estimation

Gender gaps in womens' economic opportunities-labor market and entrepreneurship-have remained high in India. Lack of adequate collateral limits women entrepreneurs' ability to access formal finance, leaving them to...

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific »

Volume/Issue: 2018/17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , Yongzheng Yang , Si Guo , Leni Hunter , Sarwat Jahan , Fazurin Jamaludin , and Johanna Schauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484371015.087

ISBN: 9781484371015

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Financial institutions, Financial services industry, Poor, financial inclusion, macroeconomic policymaking, fintech, Asia, Asia Pacific, Pacific

Asia has made significant progress in financial inclusion, but both its across-country and intra-country disparities are among the highest in the world. The gaps between the rich and the poor, rural and urban popul...

India
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for India

India : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for India »

Volume/Issue: 2018/254

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484373125.002

ISBN: 9781484373125

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal sustainability, Monetary policy, Exchange rate flexibility, Financial sector, Corporate sector, Balance sheets, Fiscal reforms, Inclusive growth

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that stability-oriented macroeconomic policies and progress on structural reforms continue to bear fruit in India. Following disruptions related to the November 2016 cur...

India
			: Selected Issues

India : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/255

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484373200.002

ISBN: 9781484373200

Keywords: Consumption taxes, Fiscal rules, Foreign direct investment, Resource allocation, Labor market reforms, Agricultural sector, Selected issues

This Selected Issues paper discusses various aspects of goods and service tax (GST) on India's tax policy. Dual rate structure with a low standard rate and an additional higher rate on select items can be progressi...

Universal Basic Income in Developing Countries: Issues, Options, and Illustration for India

Universal Basic Income in Developing Countries: Issues, Options, and Illustration for India »

Volume/Issue: 2018/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Delphine Prady

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484370049.001

ISBN: 9781484370049

Keywords: Government expenditures and welfare programs, Asia and Pacific, India, Universal basic income, safety net reform, efficient energy pricing, distributional gains

This paper discusses two common arguments for the adoption of a UBI; that it can be a more effective way of supporting low-income households when existing safety net programs are inefficient, and that it can genera...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific
			: Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific : Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339886.086

ISBN: 9781484339886

Asia is expected to grow by about 51/2 percent this year, accounting for nearly two-thirds of global growth, and the region remains the world's most dynamic by a considerable margin. But despite the strong outlook,...

India
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

India : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2018/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484337080.002

ISBN: 9781484337080

Keywords: Financial Sector Assessment Program, Bank supervision, Financial stability, Basel Core Principles, India

This report evaluates the Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision in India. It highlights that the supervision and regulation by the Reserve Bank of India remain strong and have im...

India
			: Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for India

India : Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for India »

Volume/Issue: 2017/390

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484334164.002

ISBN: 9781484334164

Keywords: Financial system stability assessment, Financial sector, Financial stability, Bank supervision, Insurance supervision, Securities regulations, Crisis prevention, Stress testing, Debt restructuring, Liquidity management

This paper discusses the findings of the Financial System Stability Assessment for India. Since the 2011 Financial Sector Assessment Program, India has recorded strong growth in both economic activity and financial...

Financial Frictions, Underinvestment, and Investment Composition
			: Evidence from Indian Corporates

Financial Frictions, Underinvestment, and Investment Composition : Evidence from Indian Corporates »

Volume/Issue: 2017/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Das , and Volodymyr Tulin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484302644.001

ISBN: 9781484302644

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, India, Investment, Corporate Leverage, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper studies private investment in India against the backdrop of a significant investment decline over the past decade. We analyze the potential causes of weaker investment at the firm level, using both firm-...

Reforming Energy Policy in India
			: Assessing the Options

Reforming Energy Policy in India : Assessing the Options »

Volume/Issue: 2017/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Parry , Victor Mylonas , and Nate Vernon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475595734.001

ISBN: 9781475595734

Keywords: Revenues, Asia and Pacific, India, Air pollution deaths, Paris targets, welfare effects, incidence, coal tax, energy price reform, Government Policy

Spreadsheet models are used to assess the environmental, fiscal, economic, and incidence effects of a wide range of options for reducing fossil fuel use in India. Among the most effective options is ramping up the...