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Chapter 3. Financial Integration in the EAC

Chapter 3. Financial Integration in the EAC »

Source: A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Wenjie Chen , Jemma Dridi , Herve Joly , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475560350

Keywords: financial integration, East African Community, goods, labor, capital

The CM protocol requires EAC countries to eliminate restrictions on the free movement of capital. Article 24 of the protocol eliminates capital flow restrictions among the member states based on...

1 CHAPTER Introduction

1 CHAPTER Introduction »

Source: Foreign Exchange Reserve Adequacy in East African Community Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462366682

Keywords: East Africa, SDRs, Reserve requirements, Reserves adequacy, reserve holdings, external shocks, trade shocks, terms-of-trade shocks, international reserves

The global financial crisis has affected the level of reserves in many emerging market and developing countries (EMDCs). The crisis has caused a surge in risk aversion, a decline in capital and trade flows,...

Chapter 2. Labor Migration and Remittances in the EAC

Chapter 2. Labor Migration and Remittances in the EAC »

Source: A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Wenjie Chen , Jemma Dridi , Herve Joly , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475560350

Keywords: financial integration, East African Community, goods, labor, capital

The CM is the second regional integration milestone of the EAC. The EAC partner states are expected to maintain a liberal stance toward the movement of goods, services, labor, and capital, and t...

4 CHAPTER Optimal Reserve Model

4 CHAPTER Optimal Reserve Model »

Source: Foreign Exchange Reserve Adequacy in East African Community Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462366682

Keywords: East Africa, SDRs, Reserve requirements, Reserves adequacy, reserve holdings, external shocks, trade shocks, terms-of-trade shocks, international reserves

To complement the analysis, this chapter applies an optimal reserve model to assess the adequacy of reserves in EAC countries. While most optimal reserve models focus on the risk of sudden stops in capital f...

2 CHAPTER Overview of Literature on Reserves Adequacy

2 CHAPTER Overview of Literature on Reserves Adequacy »

Source: Foreign Exchange Reserve Adequacy in East African Community Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462366682

Keywords: East Africa, SDRs, Reserve requirements, Reserves adequacy, reserve holdings, external shocks, trade shocks, terms-of-trade shocks, international reserves

There are several motives for central banks to hold foreign exchange reserves: Meeting transaction needs.Reserves may be held to finance foreign excha...

4. Conclusions

4. Conclusions »

Source: Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Ejona Fuli , and Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513562179

Keywords: Monetary unions, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa, Economic growth, Agricultural sector, Natural resources

This paper identifies the degree of susceptibility of the EAC economies to asymmetric shocks; assesses the value of the exchange rate as a shock absorber for these countries; and reviews adjustment mechanism...

Conclusions

Conclusions »

Source: Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , Herve Joly , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Jemma Dridi , Nikoloz Gigineishvili , Tom Josephs , Clara Mira , Vimal Thakoor , Alun Thomas , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513551265

Keywords: Burundi, East Africa, Fiscal risk, Infrastructure, Kenya, Public enterprises, Risk management, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

Enhanced monitoring and management of fiscal risks would bring considerable benefits to all EAC partner countries—both individually and to the region as a whole—by reducing the scope for international spillo...

A Work in Progress
			: Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community »

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Wenjie Chen , Jemma Dridi , Herve Joly , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475560350.087

ISBN: 9781475560350

Keywords: financial integration, East African Community, goods, labor, capital

This paper assesses the extent of economic and financial integration among the East African Community (EAC) along a number of dimensions and, where possible, whether integration has increased in the wake of the maj...

Foreign Exchange Reserve Adequacy in East African Community Countries

Foreign Exchange Reserve Adequacy in East African Community Countries »

Volume: 09

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462366682.087

ISBN: 9781462366682

Keywords: East Africa, SDRs, Reserve requirements, Reserves adequacy, reserve holdings, external shocks, trade shocks, terms-of-trade shocks, international reserves

The concomitant external shocks experienced in 2008-09 by the East African Community (EAC) countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda and stepped-up support by the IMF—including the SDR allocation&#x20...

Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community

Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community »

Volume: 15

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , Herve Joly , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Jemma Dridi , Nikoloz Gigineishvili , Tom Josephs , Clara Mira , Vimal Thakoor , Alun Thomas , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513551265.087

ISBN: 9781513551265

Keywords: Burundi, East Africa, Fiscal risk, Infrastructure, Kenya, Public enterprises, Risk management, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

This paper takes stock of the main fiscal risks facing the EAC partner countries. These include macroeconomic shocks, and specific risks, such as the financial performance of the public enterprises, large infrastru...