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

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

Volume: 16

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: 04 February 2016

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513578231.087

ISBN: 9781513578231

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

This paper conducts a systematic growth and fiscal analysis to determine: (1) the growth potential of Benin's ambitious scaling-up of investment, and (2) how the government can generate the necessary fiscal space n...

Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo

Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Adrian Alter , Matteo Ghilardi , Rodolfo Maino , Cameron McLoughlin , and Maximilien Queyranne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498317702.087

ISBN: 9781498317702

Keywords: Sustainable development, Congo, Republic of, Inclusive growth, Oil revenues, Nonoil sector, Public investment, Natural resources, Debt sustainability, Poverty and inequality, Fiscal policy

The Republic of Congo has seen dramatic improvement in its debt situation since 2010, following debt relief through the IMF and World Bank Heavily Indebted Poor Countries/Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative. Large...

The Spillover Effects of Russia's Economic Slowdown on Neighboring Countries

The Spillover Effects of Russia's Economic Slowdown on Neighboring Countries »

Volume: 15

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Ara Stepanyan , Agustin Roitman , Gohar Minasyan , Dragana Ostojic , and Natan Epstein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513571348.087

ISBN: 9781513571348

Keywords: External shocks, Russian Federation, Economic growth, Negative spillovers, Regional shocks, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Central and Eastern Europe, Baltics, Regional trade, Remittances

In the face of sharply lower oil prices and geopolitical tensions and sanctions, economic activity in Russia decelerated in late 2014, resulting in negative spillovers on Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) a...

2. Developments in Russia

2. Developments in Russia »

Source: The Spillover Effects of Russia's Economic Slowdown on Neighboring Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Ara Stepanyan , Agustin Roitman , Gohar Minasyan , Dragana Ostojic , and Natan Epstein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513571348

Keywords: External shocks, Russian Federation, Economic growth, Negative spillovers, Regional shocks, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Central and Eastern Europe, Baltics, Regional trade, Remittances

In 2014 the Russian economy was hit by sanctions and rapidly falling oil prices. These shocks led to significant balance of payment pressures with a surge in capital outflows and depreciating ex...

Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa: Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa: Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios »

Source: Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa : Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Matthew Gaertner , Laure Redifer , Pedro Conceição , Rafael Portillo , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Jan Gottschalk , Andrew Berg , Ayodele Odusola , Brett House , and José Saúl Lizondo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2012

ISBN: 9781616352370

Keywords: Official development assistance, Sub-Saharan Africa, exchange rate, public investment, real exchange rate, exchange rate appreciation, real exchange rate appreciation

The pace of progress toward achievement of the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in many sub-Saharan African countries remains too slow to reach targets by 2015, despite significant progress in the late 1990s. The...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa : Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Matthew Gaertner , Laure Redifer , Pedro Conceição , Rafael Portillo , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Jan Gottschalk , Andrew Berg , Ayodele Odusola , Brett House , and José Saúl Lizondo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2012

ISBN: 9781616352370

Keywords: Official development assistance, Sub-Saharan Africa, exchange rate, public investment, real exchange rate, exchange rate appreciation, real exchange rate appreciation

The pace of progress toward achievement of the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in many sub-Saharan African countries remains too slow to reach targets by 2015, despite significant progress in the late 1990s. The...

2. Equitable Fiscal Consolidation

2. Equitable Fiscal Consolidation »

Source: Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Adrian Alter , Matteo Ghilardi , Rodolfo Maino , Cameron McLoughlin , and Maximilien Queyranne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498317702

Keywords: Sustainable development, Congo, Republic of, Inclusive growth, Oil revenues, Nonoil sector, Public investment, Natural resources, Debt sustainability, Poverty and inequality, Fiscal policy

High levels of public spending and the depletion of oil reserves call for a fiscal adjustment in the Republic of Congo over the medium to long term. Estimates of proven oil reserves suggest that...

Expansion, récession ou prospérité? L’exploitation des richesses naturelles en Afrique subsaharienne

Expansion, récession ou prospérité? L’exploitation des richesses naturelles en Afrique subsaharienne »

Source: Expansion, récession ou prospérité? L'exploitation des richesses naturelles en Afrique subsaharienne

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2013

Language: French

ISBN: 9781484374443

Keywords: oil, minerals, fiscal framework, governance, resource curse, Dutch disease, taxation, investment efficiency, capacity, 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: Expansion, récession ou prospérité? L'exploitation des richesses naturelles en Afrique subsaharienne

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2013

Language: French

ISBN: 9781484374443

Keywords: oil, minerals, fiscal framework, governance, resource curse, Dutch disease, taxation, investment efficiency, capacity, 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...

Expenditure Composition and Economic Development in Benin

Expenditure Composition and Economic Development in Benin »

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

This paper analyzes expenditure composition and economic development in Benin. It addresses some specific issues on the basis of a stylized model of the Beninese economy that highlights the tradeoff between expendi...