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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

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Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa : Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2019

ISBN: 9781484396865

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Development, Economic integration, Economic recovery, Trade policy, Human capital, economic outlook, resource-intensive, RECs, conflict-related

Two-Track Recovery AMID Elevated Uncertainty The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa continues, but there is duality in growth performance and prospects within the region. Aggreg...

3. Is the African Continental Free Trade Area a Game Changer for the Continent?

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Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa : Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2019

ISBN: 9781484396865

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Development, Economic integration, Economic recovery, Trade policy, Human capital, economic outlook, resource-intensive, RECs, conflict-related

In 2018, member countries of the African Union took a major step to boost regional trade and economic integration by establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). T...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa : Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396865.086

ISBN: 9781484396865

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Development, Economic integration, Economic recovery, Trade policy, Human capital, economic outlook, resource-intensive, RECs, conflict-related

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018. This weaker outlook reflects domestic and external challenges. On the external side, the glo...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa : Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2019

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498304009.086

ISBN: 9781498304009

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, economic outlook, sub-Saharan Africa

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018. This weaker outlook reflects domestic and external challenges. On the external side, the glo...

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Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa : Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2019

ISBN: 9781484396865

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Development, Economic integration, Economic recovery, Trade policy, Human capital, economic outlook, resource-intensive, RECs, conflict-related

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018. This weaker outlook reflects domestic and external challenges. On the external side, the glo...

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Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa : Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2019

ISBN: 9781484396865

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Development, Economic integration, Economic recovery, Trade policy, Human capital, economic outlook, resource-intensive, RECs, conflict-related

Unless noted otherwise, data and projections presented in this Regional Economic Outlook are IMF staff estimates as of March 30, 2019, consistent with the projections underlying the...

2. The Economic Consequences of Conflicts

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2. The Economic Consequences of Conflicts »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa : Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2019

ISBN: 9781484396865

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Development, Economic integration, Economic recovery, Trade policy, Human capital, economic outlook, resource-intensive, RECs, conflict-related

Armed conflict in its various forms and manifestations remains pervasive around the world. 1 In sub-Saharan Africa, while a declining trend was obs...

1. Two-Track Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

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1. Two-Track Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa : Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2019

ISBN: 9781484396865

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Development, Economic integration, Economic recovery, Trade policy, Human capital, economic outlook, resource-intensive, RECs, conflict-related

Economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is set to continue with growth projected to pick up from 3 percent in 2018 to 3.5 percent in 2019. But economic performance remains bifurcate...

Chapter 2 Curbing Corruption

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Chapter 2 Curbing Corruption »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

Introduction Corruption—the abuse of public office for private gain—distorts the activities of the state and ultimately takes a toll on economic growth and the quality of people’s li...

Chapter 2: Downside Risks to House Prices

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Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019 : Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302104

Keywords: Financial stability, Financial Stability Forum, Global Financial Stability Risks, International financial stability, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial risk, Central banks, Market economies, Balance sheets, Credit

Summary Large house price declines can adversely affect macroeconomic performance and financial stability, as seen during the global financial crisis of 2008 and other historical epi...