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Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts »

Source: Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts : Experience of Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2016/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Dippelsman , Venkat Josyula , and Eric Métreau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475569339

Keywords: System of National Accounts, chain linking, volume measures, fixed base year

There are two approaches for producing volume estimates of GDP, fixed base year and annual chaining. While most advanced economies have adopted the chain-linked approach in the past twenty years, some African count...

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa : Causes and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1 »

Source: A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amine Hammadi , Marshall Mills , Nelson Sobrinho , Vimal Thakoor , and Ricardo Velloso

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484354872

Keywords: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend to lag those in most other regions in terms of governance and perceptions of corruption. Weak governance undermines economic performance through various channels, includin...

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2017/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484314166

Keywords: Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros

This paper examines the growth performance of sub-Saharan African countries since 1960 through the lens of growth turning points (accelerations and decelerations) and periods of sustained growth (growth spells). Gr...

How does a domestic tax reform affect protection against imports? The case of the Republic of Madagascar

How does a domestic tax reform affect protection against imports? The case of the Republic of Madagascar »

Source: How does a domestic tax reform affect protection against imports? The case of the Republic of Madagascar

Volume/Issue: 2008/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Jacques Hallaert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451870091

Keywords: Tax reform, Protection, taxation, excise duties, domestic tax, domestic tax reform,

In 2008, Madagascar reformed its domestic tax system. Because the excise duties and VAT regimes were reformed, the taxation of imports has changed. This paper quantifies how the reform changes the protection agains...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$47.1 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for Madagascar

IMF Executive Board Approves US$47.1 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for Madagascar »

Source: Republic of Madagascar : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility

Volume/Issue: 2014/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498333832

Keywords: central bank, treasury bonds, public debt, external borrowing, balance of payments

This paper focuses on Madagascar's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The Malagasy authorities managed to avert a macroeconomic crisis during a difficult period of political transition...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review of Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Madagascar

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review of Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Madagascar »

Source: Republic of Madagascar : Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Republic of Madagascar

Volume/Issue: 2019/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2019

ISBN: 9781513509778

Keywords: Public financial management, Fiscal policy, Economic reforms, Economic growth, Credit, percent of GDP, social spend, BFM, budget law, Proj

This paper discusses Republic of Madagascar's Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement. Madagascar's performance under its economic program supported by the ECF arrangement has remained gen...

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Madagascar’s Three-Year PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$11.8 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Madagascar’s Three-Year PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$11.8 Million Disbursement »

Source: Republic of Madagascar : First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2007/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451825411

Keywords: central bank, debt service, debt relief, domestic financing

The staff report for the First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement for the Republic of Madagascar reviews economic and financial policies. The 2007 economic program is designed to sustain growth, promote fiscal...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review of Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Madagascar

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review of Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Madagascar »

Source: Republic of Madagascar : Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Madagascar

Volume/Issue: 2019/89

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498305839

Keywords: Credit, Fiscal policy, Development, Economic growth, Revenue mobilization, performance criterion, Proj, prior action, ECF, SDRs

This Article IV Consultation highlights Sweden's expected growth slowdown in 2019, with material downside risks from the global economy and domestic demand. A data-dependent approach to monetary policy is appropria...

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for the Republic of Madagascar and Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation

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IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for the Republic of Madagascar and Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Republic of Madagascar : 2019 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Republic of Madagascar

Volume/Issue: 2020/60

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2020

ISBN: 9781513534176

Keywords: Economic growth, External sector, Public financial management, Fiscal policy, Public investments, ISCR, CR, social spend, medium-term, percent of GDP

After a smooth transition of power completed with the Parliamentary elections in May 2019 and the installation of a new government, economic developments have remained favorable despite some slowdown in the first h...