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Benin: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modifications of Performance Criteria

Benin: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modifications of Performance Criteria »

Source: Benin : 2017 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Volume/Issue: 2017/1

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336533

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Benin

Upon assuming office in April 2016, the new government moved swiftly to address the deteriorating fiscal situation compounded by spillovers from Nigeria and requested Fund support under the Extended Credit Facility...

Benin: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modifications of Performance Criteria—Informational Annex

Benin: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modifications of Performance Criteria—Informational Annex »

Source: Benin : 2017 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Volume/Issue: 2017/1

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336533

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Benin

Upon assuming office in April 2016, the new government moved swiftly to address the deteriorating fiscal situation compounded by spillovers from Nigeria and requested Fund support under the Extended Credit Facility...

Benin: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion

Benin: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion »

Source: Benin : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Volume/Issue: 2018/364

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484389911

Keywords: Benin, Sub-Saharan Africa

The growth momentum continues, driven by strong port activity, high cotton production, and the recovery of the Nigerian economy. The 2019 budget will bring the commitment-based fiscal deficit below the WAEMU conver...

Benin: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Benin: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Benin : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Volume/Issue: 2018/364

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484389911

Keywords: Benin, Sub-Saharan Africa

The growth momentum continues, driven by strong port activity, high cotton production, and the recovery of the Nigerian economy. The 2019 budget will bring the commitment-based fiscal deficit below the WAEMU conver...

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction »

Source: Expenditure Composition and Economic Development in Benin

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Marco Pani , and Mohamed El Harrak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455266364

Keywords: Civil service, Economic growth, Benin, Economic models, Government expenditures, Labor markets, Public sector, Public investment, Wage policy, Wages

In pursuit of their growth and development strategy, the Beninese authorities aim to step up public investment in infrastructure and human capital over the medium term (Table 1). Th...

Chapter 2 Methodology

Chapter 2 Methodology »

Source: Expenditure Composition and Economic Development in Benin

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Marco Pani , and Mohamed El Harrak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455266364

Keywords: Civil service, Economic growth, Benin, Economic models, Government expenditures, Labor markets, Public sector, Public investment, Wage policy, Wages

The impact of the composition of expenditure on the country’s development objectives has been assessed on the basis of a stylized model of the Beninese economy that focuses on the s...

Chapter 4 Policy Implications and Conclusion

Chapter 4 Policy Implications and Conclusion »

Source: Expenditure Composition and Economic Development in Benin

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Marco Pani , and Mohamed El Harrak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455266364

Keywords: Civil service, Economic growth, Benin, Economic models, Government expenditures, Labor markets, Public sector, Public investment, Wage policy, Wages

The outcome of this analysis is subject to various limitations, not least associated with the scarcity of data and with the margin of error involved in assessing the performance of...

Chapter 3 Results

Chapter 3 Results »

Source: Expenditure Composition and Economic Development in Benin

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Marco Pani , and Mohamed El Harrak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455266364

Keywords: Civil service, Economic growth, Benin, Economic models, Government expenditures, Labor markets, Public sector, Public investment, Wage policy, Wages

The results obtained show that public investment should have greater priority than increases in the public wage bill in the allocation of the limited resources available for public...

Conclusion and Policy Discussions

Conclusion and Policy Discussions »

Source: Make Investment Scaling-Up Work in Benin : A Macro-Fiscal Analysis

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Karim Barhoumi , Larry Cui , Christine Dieterich , Nicolas End , Matteo Ghilardi , Alexander Raabe , and Sergio Sola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513571478

Keywords: Tax revenue, Expenditure efficiency, Macro-fiscal analysis, Public investment, Fiscal policy, Benin, tax, revenue, debt, spending

This paper finds that the Benin authorities’ reform strategy of scaling up public investment addresses binding growth constraints, but to achieve maximum impact on g...

3. Creating the Fiscal Space for Successful Scaling-Up

3. Creating the Fiscal Space for Successful Scaling-Up »

Source: Make Investment Scaling-Up Work in Benin : A Macro-Fiscal Analysis

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Karim Barhoumi , Larry Cui , Christine Dieterich , Nicolas End , Matteo Ghilardi , Alexander Raabe , and Sergio Sola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513571478

Keywords: Tax revenue, Expenditure efficiency, Macro-fiscal analysis, Public investment, Fiscal policy, Benin, tax, revenue, debt, spending

To generate financing for higher public investment while preserving macroeconomic stability, Benin needs to widen its fiscal space. The DSGE analysis confirmed that...