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Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland : Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2013/292

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484340240

Keywords: mics, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation, mic, government expenditure

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the challenges of small middle-income countries (MIC) in sSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) comprising Cape Verde, Namibia, and the Kingdom of Swaziland. The IMF report summarizes the a...

Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland : Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2013/292

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484340240

Keywords: mics, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation, mic, government expenditure

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the challenges of small middle-income countries (MIC) in sSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) comprising Cape Verde, Namibia, and the Kingdom of Swaziland. The IMF report summarizes the a...

Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland : Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2013/292

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484340240

Keywords: mics, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation, mic, government expenditure

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the challenges of small middle-income countries (MIC) in sSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) comprising Cape Verde, Namibia, and the Kingdom of Swaziland. The IMF report summarizes the a...

The Design of Fiscal Adjustment Strategies in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland

The Design of Fiscal Adjustment Strategies in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland »

Source: The Design of Fiscal Adjustment Strategies in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland

Volume/Issue: 2011/266

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis-Felipe Zanna , Olivier Basdevant , Susan Yang , Genevieve Verdier , Joannes Mongardini , Borislava Mircheva , and Dalmacio Benicio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463924652

Keywords: fiscal multipliers, SACU transfers, fiscal consolidation, consumption tax, government spending, fiscal consolidations, consumption tax rate, Computational Techniques, National Budget, Deficit

Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland face the serious challenge of adjusting not only to lower Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) transfers because of the global economic crisis, but also to a potential furt...

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts

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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

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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...

IMF Executive Board Completes 2011 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Swaziland

IMF Executive Board Completes 2011 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Swaziland »

Source: Kingdom of Swaziland : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation.

Volume/Issue: 2012/37

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463940386

Keywords: central bank, public debt, fiscal sustainability, fiscal crisis, current account, Fiscal riks,

The fiscal crisis in the Kingdom of Swaziland emanating from a decline in revenue from the Southern African Customs Union and one of the largest public wage bills in sub-Saharan Africa has reached a critical stage....

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Swaziland

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Swaziland »

Source: Kingdom of Swaziland : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/223

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498344593

Keywords: public debt, fiscal crisis, prudent fiscal policy, fiscal rule

KEY ISSUES Setting: Swaziland has gradually recovered from the fiscal crisis of 2010-11, buoyed by the improved revenues from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). Growth modestly recovered, and internati...