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Overton data used in IMF review of macroeconomic analysis on low income countries

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made use of Overton's policy document data to support their analysis in a recent publication, 'Macroeconomic Research in Low-income Countries: Advances Made in Five Key Areas Through a DFID-IMF Collaboration'.

The paper is a review of the progress made in increasing the volume of macroeconomic research focusing on lower income countries (LICs), following a partnership between the IMF and the UK Government's development agency, DFID.

Overton's data is used to evidence the relative lack of macroeconomic policy research in LICs by comparing the number of policy documents published by central banks in LICs, versus those in MICs and advanced economies. It was also used to demonstrate the reach of research papers produced by the IMF/DFID collaboration.

You can read the full report here.

Image credit: modified from IMF report, copyright retained by IMF

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