Low income developing countries under IMF spotlight

A local grain market in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Senegal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nicaragua.

Those are some of the low income developing countries the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says have economies that typically rely more on agriculture and foreign aid.

They also have higher poverty and infant mortality rates, and lower levels of education.

The Fund has been closely tracking and reporting on the development of 60 such nations over the last several months.

Bruce Edwards began by asking Chris Lane, who works on strategy policy at the IMF, what the criteria is for selecting the countries.

Duration: 2’52″

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