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Republic of Congo: Selected Issues

Republic of Congo: Selected Issues »

Source: Republic of Congo : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/273

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498305990

Keywords: fiscal consolidation, cash transfers, safety net, fiscal policy, social safety net

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Republic of Congo: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Republic of Congo: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Republic of Congo : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/272

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498347174

Keywords: oil, government spending, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation, fiscal rule

KEY ISSUES Economic context. Growth has been strong, inflation low, and fiscal buffers and international reserves adequate. However, poverty and unemployment remain high, despite large government spending finance...

Republic of Congo: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation—Debt Sustainabilityanalysis

Republic of Congo: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation—Debt Sustainabilityanalysis »

Source: Republic of Congo : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/272

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498347174

Keywords: oil, government spending, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation, fiscal rule

KEY ISSUES Economic context. Growth has been strong, inflation low, and fiscal buffers and international reserves adequate. However, poverty and unemployment remain high, despite large government spending finance...

Republic of Congo: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Republic of Congo: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Republic of Congo : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/272

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498347174

Keywords: oil, government spending, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation, fiscal rule

KEY ISSUES Economic context. Growth has been strong, inflation low, and fiscal buffers and international reserves adequate. However, poverty and unemployment remain high, despite large government spending finance...

Statement by Mr. Assimaidou and Mr. Sembene on the Republic of Congo, July 21, 2014

Statement by Mr. Assimaidou and Mr. Sembene on the Republic of Congo, July 21, 2014 »

Source: Republic of Congo : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/272

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498347174

Keywords: oil, government spending, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation, fiscal rule

KEY ISSUES Economic context. Growth has been strong, inflation low, and fiscal buffers and international reserves adequate. However, poverty and unemployment remain high, despite large government spending finance...

Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Natural Resource Wealth

Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Natural Resource Wealth »

Source: Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484369326

Keywords: Natural resources, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Public investment, Tax revenues, Transparency, Tax administration, Sub-Saharan Africa, natural resource, extractive industries

Sizeable natural resource endowments and potentially large financial inflows from their extraction provide an unparalleled opportunity for economic growth and development in a growing number of sub-Saharan African...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484369326

Keywords: Natural resources, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Public investment, Tax revenues, Transparency, Tax administration, Sub-Saharan Africa, natural resource, extractive industries

Sizeable natural resource endowments and potentially large financial inflows from their extraction provide an unparalleled opportunity for economic growth and development in a growing number of sub-Saharan African...

Chapter 4. Fiscal Frameworks

Chapter 4. Fiscal Frameworks »

Source: Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484369326

Keywords: Natural resources, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Public investment, Tax revenues, Transparency, Tax administration, Sub-Saharan Africa, natural resource, extractive industries

Fiscal policy takes center stage in making the most of large endowments of natural resources. The prospects for substantial proceeds from the exploitation of natural resources provide opportunities to promot...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484369326

Keywords: Natural resources, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Public investment, Tax revenues, Transparency, Tax administration, Sub-Saharan Africa, natural resource, extractive industries

Sizable natural resource endowments and the potentially large economic proceeds from their extraction in a number of sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries provide an unparalleled oppo...

Chapter 2. Is There a Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Chapter 2. Is There a Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa? »

Source: Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484369326

Keywords: Natural resources, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Public investment, Tax revenues, Transparency, Tax administration, Sub-Saharan Africa, natural resource, extractive industries

With both a long history of natural resource extraction in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and—until recently—relatively poor economic performance, it is fair to ask if the region has suff...