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Lessons for Effective  Fiscal Decentralization in  Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2018/10

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Niko Hobdari , Vina Nguyen , Salvatore Dell'Erba , and Edgardo Ruggiero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484358269.087

ISBN: 9781484358269

Keywords: Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius

Fiscal decentralization is becoming a pressing issue in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting demands for a greater local voice in spending decisions and efforts to strengthen social cohesion. Aga...

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/9

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Karim Barhoumi , Ha Vu , Shirin Nikaein Towfighian , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360019.087

ISBN: 9781484360019

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

There is significant room to improve public investment efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. Investment in sub-Saharan African countries is lagging vis-à-vis peers such as emerging and developing Asia as well as Latin...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 151.03 Million under the ECF Arrangement for Benin

IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 151.03 Million under the ECF Arrangement for Benin »

Source: Benin : Request for a Three-year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Volume/Issue: 2017/100

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475596182

Keywords: Benin, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Benin's Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility. The new program aims to create fiscal space by stepping up domestic revenue mobilization and enhancing the effic...

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the ECF and Approves US$22.58 Million Disbursement for Benin

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the ECF and Approves US$22.58 Million Disbursement for Benin »

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...

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Approves US$22.4Million Disbursement for Benin

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Approves US$22.4Million Disbursement for Benin »

Source: Benin : Second Review under the Extended Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria - Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/217

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484367285

Keywords: Benin, Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic growth remains strong, driven by cotton production, increased public investment, and a vibrant tertiary sector that benefited from the economic recovery in Nigeria since June 2017. The fiscal consolidation...

IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Approves US$22.0 Million Disbursement for Benin

IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Approves US$22.0 Million Disbursement for Benin »

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...

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Exploring Different Channels

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa : Exploring Different Channels »

Volume/Issue: 2018/1

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Matthieu Bellon , Margaux MacDonald , Montfort Mlachila , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367148.062

ISBN: 9781484367148

Keywords: Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Swaziland, South Sudan, Spillovers, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

After close to two decades of strong economic activity, overall growth in sub-Saharan Africa decelerated markedly in 2015-16 as the largest economies experienced negative or flat growth. Regional growth started rec...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484336533.002

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
			: Recent Economic Developments

Benin : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1996/102

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451803327.002

ISBN: 9781451803327

Keywords: balance of payments, central bank, current account deficit, debt service, current account, Benin:,

This report describes economic developments in Benin during the 1990s. During 1993-95, the reform strategy was further reinforced in the framework of a program supported under the enhanced structural adjustment fac...

Benin
			: Request for a Three-year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Benin : Request for a Three-year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin »

Volume/Issue: 2017/100

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475596182.002

ISBN: 9781475596182

Keywords: Benin, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Benin's Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility. The new program aims to create fiscal space by stepping up domestic revenue mobilization and enhancing the effic...