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The World Bank revised minimum standard model (RMSM) : concepts and issues


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    The Revised Minimum Standard Model (RMSM) was originally created in 1973 as a means of ensuring a consistent approach to World Bank projections and thus facilitate intercountry comparisons. These objectives are met through the provision of a standard list of variables and a minimum set of economic relationships. The RMSM is a thinking and planning tool. Its primary purpose, like the original two-gap models, is to show the user what levels of investment, imports, and external borrowing will be required for a targeted real GDP growth rate. The planners choice of a real growth rate will determine what level of investment will be necessary.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 231.

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    Date of creation: 31 May 1989
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:231

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    1. E. V. K. Fitzgerald, 1992. "Private Sector Investment and Savings Behaviour: The Policy Implications of Capital Account Disaggregation," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 31(4), pages 491-510.
    2. Elson, Diane, 1995. "Gender Awareness in Modeling Structural Adjustment," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 23(11), pages 1851-1868, November.
    3. Amal Nagah Elbeshbishi, . "Evaluating the World Bank's Role in Supporting Structural Adjustment in Developing Countries With Special Reference to Egypt," Fordham Economics Dissertations, Fordham University, Department of Economics, Fordham University, Department of Economics, number 2000.1, spring.


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