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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...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1 »

Source: A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amine Hammadi , Marshall Mills , Nelson Sobrinho , Vimal Thakoor , and Ricardo Velloso

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484354872

Keywords: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend to lag those in most other regions in terms of governance and perceptions of corruption. Weak governance undermines economic performance through various channels, includin...

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2017/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484314166

Keywords: Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros

This paper examines the growth performance of sub-Saharan African countries since 1960 through the lens of growth turning points (accelerations and decelerations) and periods of sustained growth (growth spells). Gr...

Lessons for Effective  Fiscal Decentralization in  Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2018/10

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Niko Hobdari , Vina Nguyen , Salvatore Dell'Erba , and Edgardo Ruggiero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484358269.087

ISBN: 9781484358269

Keywords: Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius

Fiscal decentralization is becoming a pressing issue in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting demands for a greater local voice in spending decisions and efforts to strengthen social cohesion. Aga...

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/9

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Karim Barhoumi , Ha Vu , Shirin Nikaein Towfighian , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360019.087

ISBN: 9781484360019

Keywords: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti

There is significant room to improve public investment efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. Investment in sub-Saharan African countries is lagging vis-à-vis peers such as emerging and developing Asia as well as Latin...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea »

Source: Republic of Equatorial Guinea : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Director for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Volume/Issue: 2016/341

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475551372

Keywords: Equatorial Guinea, Sub-Saharan Africa

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Equatorial Guinea's overall real GDP growth has been weak in recent years averaging -0.5 percent from 2010-14, largely owing to a trend decline of the dominant hydr...

IMF Management Completes First Review of Staff-Monitored Program

IMF Management Completes First Review of Staff-Monitored Program »

Source: Republic of Equatorial Guinea : First Review under the Staff-Monitored Program-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/310

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484383834

Keywords: Equatorial Guinea, Sub-Saharan Africa

In May 2018, the IMF's Management approved a 7-month Staff-Monitored Program (SMP), covering the period January 1-July 31, 2018. The main fiscal objectives of the SMP are to (i) reduce the budget deficit through no...

IMF Managing Director Approves a Staff-Monitored Program for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

IMF Managing Director Approves a Staff-Monitored Program for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea »

Source: Republic of Equatorial Guinea : Staff-Monitored Program

Volume/Issue: 2018/146

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484359303

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Equatorial Guinea

On May 10, 2018, the IMF approved a Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) for Equatorial Guinea, covering the period January-July 2018. The SMP will help in building an adequate track record of performance for a potential...

Republic of Equatorial Guinea
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Director for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Republic of Equatorial Guinea : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Director for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea »

Volume/Issue: 2016/341

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475551372.002

ISBN: 9781475551372

Keywords: Equatorial Guinea, Sub-Saharan Africa

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Equatorial Guinea's overall real GDP growth has been weak in recent years averaging -0.5 percent from 2010-14, largely owing to a trend decline of the dominant hydr...

Republic of Equatorial Guinea
			: First Review under the Staff-Monitored Program-Press Release; and Staff Report

Republic of Equatorial Guinea : First Review under the Staff-Monitored Program-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/310

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484383834.002

ISBN: 9781484383834

Keywords: Equatorial Guinea, Sub-Saharan Africa

In May 2018, the IMF's Management approved a 7-month Staff-Monitored Program (SMP), covering the period January 1-July 31, 2018. The main fiscal objectives of the SMP are to (i) reduce the budget deficit through no...