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Lifting the Oil Curse
			: Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063174.058

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

How can a country turn oil revenues into a blessing rather than a curse? With growing international interest in new offshore oil deposits in sub-Saharan Africa, there is also greater scrutiny of the reasons why man...

Ghana

Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Request for Modification of Performance Criterion-Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2011/129

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455281602

Keywords: oil company, oil and gas

The report gives the details of the Ghanaian authorities' request for modification of the performance criterion under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF)-supported program. The proposed loan involves borrowing at no...

Angola: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Angola: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Angola : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/125

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451800531

Keywords: oil prices, oil production, oil companies

This Selected Issues paper on Angola reports that oil production in Angola accounts for about half of GDP and about 75 percent of government revenue. The projections for the government's fiscal position in the medi...

Angola: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Angola: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Angola : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/125

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451800531

Keywords: oil prices, oil production, oil companies

This Selected Issues paper on Angola reports that oil production in Angola accounts for about half of GDP and about 75 percent of government revenue. The projections for the government's fiscal position in the medi...

Angola: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Angola: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Angola : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/125

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451800531

Keywords: oil prices, oil production, oil companies

This Selected Issues paper on Angola reports that oil production in Angola accounts for about half of GDP and about 75 percent of government revenue. The projections for the government's fiscal position in the medi...

Angola: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Angola: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Angola : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/125

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451800531

Keywords: oil prices, oil production, oil companies

This Selected Issues paper on Angola reports that oil production in Angola accounts for about half of GDP and about 75 percent of government revenue. The projections for the government's fiscal position in the medi...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

Over the last decade, the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of western and southern Africa has become one of the most promising oil-exploration areas in the world. Six countries in the area are by now well-establ...

Chapter 2. Country Overview

Chapter 2. Country Overview »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

The seven countries in the group of oil-producing African countries together produced an average of 3.8 million barrels of oil per day in 2001, equivalent to 5 percent of world oil production. Their total pr...

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Challenges

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Challenges »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

A. Background Discussion Macroeconomic policy in oil countries faces challenges arising from three characteristics of oil revenue: (1) oil revenue is more volatile than revenue from...

Chapter 4. Fiscal Policy Formulation

Chapter 4. Fiscal Policy Formulation »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

A. Background Discussion While it may not be possible to identify an “optimal” fiscal policy for oil countries in general, the discussions in the previous section provide important i...