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Managing the Exchange Rate Consequences of an MDG-Related Scale-up in HIV/AIDS Financing

  • John Serieux

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    (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Manitoba)

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    This Conference Paper by John Serieux was presented at the ?Global Conference on Gearing Macroeconomic Policies to Reverse the HIV/AIDS Epidemic?, jointly organized by UNDP?s HIV/AIDS Group and IPC and held in Brasilia, November 2006. It is part of an IPC-supported Research Programme on ?Macroeconomic Policies to Combat HIV/AIDS?. The paper argues that any adverse macroeconomic effects of a large scaling up of HIV/AIDS financing can be prevented by proper exchange-rate management, including frontloading aid, building up a modest stock of foreign exchange reserves and refraining from over-reacting to initial moderate increases in inflation and the value of the exchange rate.

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    Date of creation: Mar 2007
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    Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Poverty Centre, March 2007, pages 1-45
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