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The Choice Between External and Domestic Debt in Financing Budget Deficits

The Choice Between External and Domestic Debt in Financing Budget Deficits »

Source: The Choice Between External and Domestic Debt in Financing Budget Deficits : The Case of Central and West African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philippe Beaugrand , Montfort Mlachila , and Boileau Loko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451850215

Keywords: budget deficit financing, public debt, debt management, central bank, National Budget, Deficit, And Debt, macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, And General Outlook,

The paper reviews the principles and practical considerations involved in the choice between foreign and domestic financing of fiscal deficits, and derives a series of recommendations broadly applicable to Central...

The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment in Weak(er) Institutional Environments

The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment in Weak(er) Institutional Environments »

Source: The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment in Weak(er) Institutional Environments

Volume/Issue: 2010/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Quintyn , and Sophia Gollwitzer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

ISBN: 9781455205233

Keywords: Macroeconomic Commitment Institutions, Political-Economic Institutions, inflation, central bank, monetary fund, monetary union, The Effectiveness of Macroeconomic Commitment, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Capitalist Systems: Political Economy, Other Economic Systems: Other

This paper analyzes the institutional conditions affecting the establishment and effectiveness of independent central banks and of budgetary institutions. It draws on the recent theory developed by North, Wallis an...

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa : Causes and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

I Introduction and Background

I Introduction and Background »

Source: Aftermath of the CFA Franc Devaluation

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Stéphane Cossé , Johannes Mueller , Jean Le Dem , and Jean Clément

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1996

ISBN: 9781557755612

Keywords: central bank, central banks, monetary policy, inflation, money market

Since its creation almost 50 years ago, the CFA franc zone has on balance served its members well. 1 The common currency, the CFA franc, has been freely convertible into French fr...

II Modified Adjustment Strategy

II Modified Adjustment Strategy »

Source: Aftermath of the CFA Franc Devaluation

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Stéphane Cossé , Johannes Mueller , Jean Le Dem , and Jean Clément

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1996

ISBN: 9781557755612

Keywords: central bank, central banks, monetary policy, inflation, money market

Policy Framework The realignment of the CFA franc parity in terms of the French franc in January 1994 represented a key modification of the adjustment strategy followed until then to...

III Adjustment Experience

III Adjustment Experience »

Source: Aftermath of the CFA Franc Devaluation

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Stéphane Cossé , Johannes Mueller , Jean Le Dem , and Jean Clément

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1996

ISBN: 9781557755612

Keywords: central bank, central banks, monetary policy, inflation, money market

Overall Performance in 1994 On the whole, in 1994 the CFA franc countries broadly achieved—and at times exceeded—the objectives of their programs for economic growth, inflation, and...

IMF Concludes Discussion of Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community

IMF Concludes Discussion of Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community : Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/398

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451806502

Keywords: monetary policy, fiscal policy, central bank, fiscal balance, economic outlook

Macroeconomic developments in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) region have been satisfactory, but risks to macroeconomic stability persist. The process of convergence remains slow and nee...

IMF Concludes Discussion on Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues with the Central African Economic and Monetary Community

IMF Concludes Discussion on Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues with the Central African Economic and Monetary Community »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community : Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues

Volume/Issue: 2002/203

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2002

ISBN: 9781451806496

Keywords: debt, revenues, interest, fiscal balance, central bank

This paper examines recent developments and regional policy issues for the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). The CEMAC region benefited in 2000-01 from favorable world oil prices. This helped...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Annual Discussions on CEMAC Countries’ Common Policies

IMF Executive Board Concludes Annual Discussions on CEMAC Countries’ Common Policies »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) : Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/252

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498315685

Keywords: current account, public debt, current account balance, debt crises, central bank

Regional growth weakened in 2013 due to a fall in oil production in most countries. GDP growth is expected to pick-up in 2014 due to the recovery of oil production and the continuation of the implementation of publ...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Regional Consultation with the Central African Monetary and Economic Union (CEMAC)

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Regional Consultation with the Central African Monetary and Economic Union (CEMAC) »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community-Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues

Volume/Issue: 2005/403

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451806526

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, central bank, economic outlook, fiscal balance

This paper on recent developments and regional policy issues in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) discusses the recent development and trends in economic integration. Trade restrictions an...