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Chapter 4. Increasing Productivity Growth in Small Middle-Income Countries

Chapter 4. Increasing Productivity Growth in Small Middle-Income Countries »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

As indicated in Chapter 1, prudent macroeconomic management and improved institutional settings in many of the small middle-income countries (SMICs) in sub-Saharan Africa resulted in impressive economic perf...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

Background Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced strong growth since 1992, prompting many observers to argue that the region has reached a turning point in its development history and i...

Chapter 3. Long-Term Implications of Fiscal Policy for Labor Market Outcomes

Chapter 3. Long-Term Implications of Fiscal Policy for Labor Market Outcomes »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

Policymakers sometimes view the expansion of public employment as a useful tool for reducing high unemployment. This is probably one of the reasons public employment accounts for an important share of total...

Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Vulnerability: Reserves Adequacy and Fiscal Policy

Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Vulnerability: Reserves Adequacy and Fiscal Policy »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

The turbulence in global markets in the past few years underscores the importance of reassessing the adequacy of international reserves, including for small middle-income countries (SMICs) in sub-Saharan Afr...

Chapter 6. Political Economy of Reform

Chapter 6. Political Economy of Reform »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

Thus far, this book has discussed the macroeconomic vulnerability faced by small middle-income countries (SMICs) in sub-Saharan Africa, assessed how labor market outcomes can be improved by reforms that cont...

Collection Lags and the Optimal Inflation Tax: A Reconsideration

Collection Lags and the Optimal Inflation Tax: A Reconsideration »

Source: IMF Staff papers, Volume 41 No. 1

Volume: 41

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451957037

Keywords: growth rate, endogenous growth, growth model, economic growth, per capita income

This paper examines effects of economic growth and speed of adjustment on openness, human development, and fiscal policies. The model developed in this paper postulates that learning through experience raises labor...

Debt Overhang or Debt Irrelevance? Revisiting the Debt-Growth Link

Debt Overhang or Debt Irrelevance? Revisiting the Debt-Growth Link »

Source: Debt Overhang or Debt Irrelevance? Revisiting the Debt-Growth Link

Volume/Issue: 2005/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tito Cordella , Luca Ricci , and Marta Ruiz-Arranz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862423

Keywords: Growth, Debt Overhang, Debt Irrelevance, HIPCs, external debt, public debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Do Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) suffer from a debt overhang? Is debt relief going to improve their growth rates? To answer these important questions, we look at how the debt-growth relationship varies wit...

The Economic Consequences of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

The Economic Consequences of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa »

Source: The Economic Consequences of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

Volume/Issue: 2002/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451845709

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Health, Government Expenditures, Economic Growth, Southern Africa, aids, hiv, mortality rates, health services, National Government Expenditures and Health

The paper provides an analysis of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the health sector, public education, the supply of labor and the returns to training in nine Southern African countries. Drawing on the preceding sections...

Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: IMF Staff papers, Volume 41 No. 1

Volume: 41

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451957037

Keywords: growth rate, endogenous growth, growth model, economic growth, per capita income

This paper examines effects of economic growth and speed of adjustment on openness, human development, and fiscal policies. The model developed in this paper postulates that learning through experience raises labor...

Financial Inclusion and Stability In Africa’s Middle-Income Countries Including Namibia

Financial Inclusion and Stability In Africa’s Middle-Income Countries Including Namibia »

Source: Namibia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/41

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475580396

Keywords: Financial stability, Economic growth, Productivity, Political economy, Namibia, Selected issues, Fiscal reforms, tfp, labor market, labor force

This Selected Issues paper analyzes policies that can raise potential growth in small middle-income countries (SMICs) of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The findings suggest that although macroeconomic stability and trad...