Front Matter

Front Matter

Author(s):
Paolo Mauro, Herve Joly, Ari Aisen, Emre Alper, Francois Boutin-Dufresne, Jemma Dridi, Nikoloz Gigineishvili, Tom Josephs, Clara Mira, Vimal Thakoor, Alun Thomas, and Fan Yang
Published Date:
August 2015
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    The African Department

    Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community

    Paolo Mauro, Hervé Joly, Ari Aisen, Emre Alper, Francois Boutin-Dufresne, Jemma Dridi, Nikoloz Gigineishvili, Tom Josephs, Clara Mira, Vimal Thakoor, Alun Thomas, and Fan Yang

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    International Monetary Fund

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    Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community/prepared by Paolo

    Mauro … [et al.]. – Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2015.

    • pages ; cm – (African departmental paper)

    “Approved by the African Department.”

    Includes bibliographical references.

    1. East African Community. 2. East African Monetary Union 3. Fiscal risks I. Mauro, Paolo II. International Monetary Fund. III. International Monetary Fund. African Department. IV. Title: Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community. V. African departmental paper.

    ISBN: 978-1-51355-1-265 (paper)

    ISBN: 978-1-51350-4-650 (Web PDF)

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    Contributors

    The paper was prepared by a staff team led by Paolo Mauro (who also initiated this project) and Hervé Joly. The main contributors to Chapter 1 are Emre Alper, Jemma Dridi, Nikoloz Gigineishvili, and Fan Yang. The main contributors to Chapter 2 are Ari Aisen, Francois Boutin-Dufresne, Vimal Thakoor, and Alun Thomas. The main contributors to Chapter 3 are Tom Josephs (FAD) and Clara Mira. The team wishes to thank Roger Nord for his encouragement and guidance at various stages of the project, IMF resident representatives in East African Community countries for their assistance in getting information, as well as other IMF colleagues who provided useful comments and advice along the way. The main conclusions of this paper were presented to Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors or their representatives at a meeting of the Sectoral Council on Finance and Economic Affairs in November 2014; comments received from participants are gratefully acknowledged.

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