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Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Volume/Issue: 2016/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Janet Stotsky , Lisa Kolovich , and Suhaib Kebhaj

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475520033

Keywords: fiscal policy and administration, gender inequality, sub-Saharan Africa

Gender budgeting is an initiative to use fiscal policy and administration to address gender inequality and women's advancement. A large number of sub-Saharan African countries have adopted gender budgeting. Two cou...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth »

Source: Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...

Cyclical Patterns of Government Expenditures in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cyclical Patterns of Government Expenditures in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Cyclical Patterns of Government Expenditures in Sub-Saharan Africa : Facts and Factors

Volume/Issue: 2009/274

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Irene Yackovlev , Victor Lledo , and Lucie Gadenne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874198

Keywords: and sub-Saharan Africa, government spending, fiscal space, expenditures,

This paper documents cyclical patterns of government expenditures in sub-Saharan Africa since 1970 and explains variation between countries and over time. Controlling for endogeneity, it finds government expenditur...

Use of soaps containing mercury in Africa - how to fight it

Use of soaps containing mercury in Africa - how to fight it »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Peter W. U. Appel

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316897

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Women in Sub-Saharan Africa, Nervous System, Drainage Systems, Mentally and Physically Disabled, Environmental Hazards Caused, Soaps Containing Mercury

Numerous women in sub-Saharan Africa use soaps containing mercury to bleach their skin. The mercury goes through their skin and reduces the melanin of the pigmentation. The mercury also causes damage to the body e....

Africa's Got Work to Do

Africa's Got Work to Do »

Source: Africa's Got Work to Do : Employment Prospects in the New Century

Volume/Issue: 2013/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Cleary Haines , Jorge Huerta Munoz , and Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484389195

Keywords: wage employment, household enterprises, labor, General, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure, Sub-Saharan Africa.,

Estimates of the current and future structure of employment in sub-Saharan Africa (2005–20) are obtained based on household survey estimates for 28 countries and an elasticity-type model that relates employm...

Inflation Expectations Anchoring Across Different Types of Agents: the Case of South Africa

Inflation Expectations Anchoring Across Different Types of Agents: the Case of South Africa »

Source: Inflation Expectations Anchoring Across Different Types of Agents: the Case of South Africa

Volume/Issue: 2018/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ken Miyajima , and James Yetman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484372043

Keywords: Inflation expectations, Central banks and their policies, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, decay function, inflation anchoring, inflation targeting

Inflation forecasts are modelled as monotonically diverging from an estimated long-run anchor point, or 'implicit anchor', towards actual inflation as the forecast horizon shortens. Fitting the model with forecasts...

Monetary Policy Credibility and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in South Africa

Monetary Policy Credibility and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in South Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy Credibility and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in South Africa

Volume/Issue: 2018/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alain Kabundi , and Montfort Mlachila

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484371671

Keywords: South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central banks and their policies, Exchange rate pass-through, monetary policy credibility, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

This paper investigates the key factors that explain the documented decline in the exchange rate pass-through in South Africa over the past two decades, which coincides with the adoption of the inflation-targeting...

The Cost and Benefits of Tax Treaties with Investment Hubs: Findings from Sub-Saharan Africa

The Cost and Benefits of Tax Treaties with Investment Hubs: Findings from Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The Cost and Benefits of Tax Treaties with Investment Hubs: Findings from Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2018/227

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Beer , and Jan Loeprick

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484378007

Keywords: Mauritius, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tax evasion, Tax Treaty Policy, Double Tax Treaties, Domestic Resource Mobilization, Business Taxes and Subsidies, Firm

This paper investigates the costs and benefits of concluding double tax treaties with investment hubs. Based on a sample of 41 African economies from 1985-2015, the results suggest that signing treaties with inves...

On the Drivers of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

On the Drivers of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: On the Drivers of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2015/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anh Nguyen , Jemma Dridi , Filiz Unsal , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513583013

Keywords: Global VAR (GVAR), supply, supply shocks, demand, Time-Series Models, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), General, Sub-Saharan Africa.,

The perception that inflation dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are driven by supply shocks implies a limited role for monetary policy in influencing inflation in the short run. SSA's rapid growth, its integrati...

Understanding Inflation in Malawi

Understanding Inflation in Malawi »

Source: Understanding Inflation in Malawi : A Quantitative Investigation

Volume/Issue: 2017/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dong Frank Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475585988

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Malawi, Foreign exchange, Inflation, Exchange Rate, Pass-through, Regime Switch, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

This paper focuses on the role of the pass-through of the exchange rate and policydeterminants in driving inflation. Using linear and nonlinear frameworks, the paper finds: (i) after the switch to a floating exchan...