Front Matter

Source:
Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011 : Sub-Saharan Africa: Recovery and New Risks
Author:
International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
Publisher:
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Published Date:
May  2011

© 2011 International Monetary Fund

Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Regional economic outlook. Sub-Saharan Africa. – Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2003-

  • v. ; cm. – (World economic and financial surveys, 0258-7440)

  • Twice a year.

  • Began in 2003.

  • Some issues have also thematic titles.

1. Economic forecasting – Africa, Sub-Saharan – Periodicals. 2. Africa, Sub-Saharan — Economic conditions – 1960- – Periodicals. 3. Economic development – Africa, Sub-Saharan – Periodicals. I. Title: Sub-Saharan Africa. II. International Monetary Fund. III. Series: World economic and financial surveys.

HC800.A1 R445

ISBN-13 978-1-61635-061-1

Please send orders to:

International Monetary Fund, Publication Services

PO Box 92780, Washington, DC 20090, U.S.A.

Tel.: (202) 623-7430 Telefax: (202) 623-7201

E-mail: publications@imf.org

Internet: www.imfbookstore.org

Contents

Abbreviations

AREAER

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions

BRIC

Brazil, Russia, India, and China

CBOE

Chicago Board Option Exchange

CET

Common External Tariff

CFA

Currency zone of CEMAC and WAEMU

CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States

CPI

Consumer price index

CPIA

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment

CPIS

Consolidated Portfolio Investment Survey

EAC

East African Community

EM

Emerging market

EMBI

Emerging Market Bond Index

EME

Emerging market economy

FDI

Foreign direct investment

FM

Frontier market

G-7

Group of seven industrialized nations

GDP

Gross domestic product

LAC

Latin America and the Caribbean

LIC

Low-income country

MSCI

Morgan Stanley Capital International

MDG

Millennium Development Goal

MIC

Middle income country

MDRI

Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

MNA

Middle East and North Africa

MSCI

Morgan Stanley Capital International

NEER

Nominal effective exchange rate

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PPP

Public-private partnerships

REER

Real effective exchange rate

REO

Regional Economic Outlook

SACU

Southern African Customs Union

SARB

South Africa Reserve Bank

SG

Sustained growth

SME

Small and medium-sized enterprises

SSA

Sub-Saharan Africa

TFP

Total factor productivity

VAT

Value added tax

WAEMU

West African Economic and Monetary Union

WEO

World Economic Outlook

The following conventions are used in this publication:

  • In tables, a blank cell indicates “not applicable,” ellipsis points (…) indicate “not available,” and 0 or 0.0 indicates “zero” or “negligible.” Minor discrepancies between sums of constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.

  • An en-dash (–) between years or months (for example, 2009–10 or January–June) indicates the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months; a slash or virgule (/) between years or months (for example, 2005/06) indicates a fiscal or financial year, as does the abbreviation FY (for example, FY2006).

  • “Billion” means a thousand million; “trillion” means a thousand billion.

  • “Basis points” refer to hundredths of 1 percentage point (for example, 25 basis points are equivalent to ¼ of 1 percentage point).

Preface

This April 2011 issue of the Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (REO) was prepared by a team led by Abebe Aemro Selassie under the direction of Saul Lizondo. The team included Valerie Cerra, Hamid R. Davoodi, Shiv Dixit, Matthew Gaertner, Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu, Martine Guerguil, Duval Guimarães, Cleary Haines, Robert Keyfitz, Nir Klein, Maitland MacFarlan, Catherine McAuliffe, Alexis Meyer-Cirkel, Montfort Mlachila, Rogelio Morales, Maxwell Opoku-Afari, Laure Redifer, Sarah Sanya, Jon Shields, Alun Thomas, and Masafumi Yabara with editorial assistance from Jenny Kletzin DiBiase. Natasha Minges was responsible for document production, with assistance from Anne O’Donoghue. The editing and production was overseen by Joanne Blake and Martha Bonilla of the External Relations Department.

Your current subscription does not include this content. For more information, please download the IMF eLibrary brochure.