The April 2012 edition of the World Economic Outlook assesses the prospects for the global economy, which has gradually strengthened after a major setback during 2011. The threat of a sharp global slowdown eased with improved activity in the United States and better policies in the euro area.

Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook focuses on the policy challenges of managing the next phase of growth after Asia's recovery from the global crisis.

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) presents the analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries. It focuses on major economic policy issues as well as on the analysis of economic developments and prospects.

This paper examine the effects that variations in the international food prices have on democracy and intra-state conflict using panel data for over 120 countries during the period 1970-2007.

This paper uses multivariate dynamic panel analysis to examine the response of international financial flows to natural disasters. The models estimated for a large sample of developing countries point to differentiated responses of specific types of financial flows. The results show that remittance inflows increase significantly in response to shocks to both climatic and geological disasters.

The analysis and projections contained in the World Economic Outlook are integral elements of the IMF

This note outlines a scheme for mobilizing financing to help developing countries confront the challenges posed by climate change. The idea is to create a

This report, published by the International Monetary Fund, presents the IMF's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level and focuses on major economic policy issues as well as on the analysis of economic development and prospects. The report is prepared twice a year and is used for activities of global economic surveillance.

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