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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...

The Fund's Income Position for FY 2008 - Midyear Review

The Fund's Income Position for FY 2008 - Midyear Review »

Source: The Fund's Income Position for FY 2008 - Midyear Review

Volume/Issue: 2007/028

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2007

ISBN: 9781498333108

Keywords: Financial year, Fund financial position reviews, Net income of Fund, SDR interest rates, Rate of charge, Fund reserves, Special charges, Base rates, basis point, arrears

This paper provides the basis for the Executive Board's midyear review of the Fund's income position based on developments in the first half of FY 2008. Under Rule I-6(4) of the Fund's Rules and Regulations, the Ex...

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...

Review of the Fund's Income Position for FY2008 and FY2009

Review of the Fund's Income Position for FY2008 and FY2009 »

Volume/Issue: 2008/024

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498334624.007

ISBN: 9781498334624

Keywords: Financial year, Fund financial position reviews, Lapse of time consideration, Net income of Fund, SDR interest rates, SDR interest rate basket, Financial statements, Accounting standards, Accounting procedures, PP

This paper provides the basis for the annual review of the Fund's income position, including a review of the system of special charges. The paper also sets out proposed decisions relating to the Fund's income posit...

Review of the Fund's Income Position for FY 2009 and FY 2010

Review of the Fund's Income Position for FY 2009 and FY 2010 »

Volume/Issue: 2009/031

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498336079.007

ISBN: 9781498336079

Keywords: Burden sharing, Executive Board decisions, Financial year, Fund financial position reviews, Net income of Fund, Special charges, SDR interest rates, Interest rate structures, Financial crises, Economic conditions

This paper reviews the Fund's income position for FY 2009 and FY 2010. The proposals build on previous discussions relating to implementation of the new income model, the framework for accumulating precautionary ba...

Statement by the Managing Director on the Interim Work Program of the Executive Board

Statement by the Managing Director on the Interim Work Program of the Executive Board »

Volume/Issue: 2007/056

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498333078.007

ISBN: 9781498333078

Keywords: Executive Board work program, Financial crises, Financial markets, International financial markets, Regional economics, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, DIS, IMFC, low-income country, WEO

This interim work program statement reflects the imperative of accelerating the process of reform that has been underway in the Fund for some time....

The Fund's Income Position for FY 2008 - Midyear Review

The Fund's Income Position for FY 2008 - Midyear Review »

Volume/Issue: 2007/028

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498333108.007

ISBN: 9781498333108

Keywords: Financial year, Fund financial position reviews, Net income of Fund, SDR interest rates, Rate of charge, Fund reserves, Special charges, Base rates, basis point, arrears

This paper provides the basis for the Executive Board's midyear review of the Fund's income position based on developments in the first half of FY 2008. Under Rule I-6(4) of the Fund's Rules and Regulations, the Ex...

Use of Windfall Gold Sale Profits-Further Considerations

Use of Windfall Gold Sale Profits-Further Considerations »

Volume/Issue: 2011/033

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498338622.007

ISBN: 9781498338622

Keywords: Concessional aid, Gold sales by Fund, Low-income developing countries, Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, Profits, Financial crises, SDR interest rates, Interest rate structures, Economic recovery, Interest rates

In April 2011, Executive Directors held a preliminary discussion on the use of the profits of SDR 6.85 billion from the Fund's limited gold sale. They noted their expectation that at least SDR 4.4 billion of the pr...